Housing costs are included in the program fee and are based on double occupancy in furnished apartments with cooking facilities; students with special housing needs should contact the ACM office early in the application process. The costs for apartment rent, gas, electricity, and wireless internet are included in the program fee.
Apartment locations may vary each semester. Apartments are located in the city of Chicago, close to public transportation and a variety of amenities. The Chicago Programs office is easily accessible via public transportation from the various student housing locations.
ACM strongly encourages all Chicago Urban Education participants to live together with their student teaching cohort in the arranged ACM housing, as this community of peers is often cited by program alumni as an extremely valuable component of the teaching experience in Chicago. However, students who have a primary residence in Chicago may request to live at home while participating in their student teaching internship. ACM must review and approve all requests to live at home, to ensure that the arrangements are feasible for full participation in the program. Whether any portion of the Program Fee will be charged will be determined in accordance with this review process.
If you would like to submit a request to live at home, please contact Program Associate Emily Gaul at email@example.com or 312-263-5000 for further information.