An Adventuresome Head Start at Trinity
ChicagoQuest, formerly Chicago Trinity Adventure (CTA), is a four-week program held in August, offering college credit to high school seniors and incoming college freshmen in the context of the city of Chicago. The program offers History 103 taught by Dr. John Fry, professor of history, and cultural, service, and worship activities.
“Our mission as a college emphasizes a strong connection with Chicago,” said Dr. Michael DeVries ’74, director of the ChicagoQuest. “This program gives students an opportunity to expand their sense of calling as Christians to the life and culture of Chicago.”
Eric Robbert ’13 of LaGrange, Illinois, participated to get a grasp on the difficulty of college classes. “This was the best educational thing that I have ever done,” said Robbert. “The class was interesting, and the city is the city so it’s always good fun just being downtown.”
This year’s participants not only earned college credit but also had the opportunity to experience Chicago in an engaging way. They lived in apartments near the downtown Loop, utilized public transportation, and took in the Air and Water Show, Oak St. Beach, Millennium Park, Second City, and a White Sox baseball game.
“Downtown Chicago is a great place to live,” said Robbert. “There is always so much going on and we never had a dull moment because there was always something for us to do, either planned or spontaneous.”
“As a living and learning experience, ChicagoQuest offers students a unique context in which to discover avenues of Christian service and scholarship in the urban setting of a world class city,” said DeVries.
To learn more, view the ChicagoQuest webpages.
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