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Living Arrangements

Your living arrangements allow you to experience life as a young adult in one of the largest, most exciting cities in the country.

When you take Chicago’s Pink Line to the 18th Street stop, you’ll find yourself in the most colorful train station in the city. Bright murals cover the walls and stair steps as a vivid welcome to the Pilsen neighborhood.

Pilsen was originally settled by German, Irish, and Czech immigrants, but it’s now home to a strong community of Mexican Americans. The neighborhood is known for its impressive murals, lively art scene, authentic food, and committed activists.

You’ll live in suite-style student housing, arranged by the Chicago Program, near the 18th Street Pink Line stop. Your room is shared with one other student, and rooms are grouped in pods with other ACM students. Each pod has a kitchen and two bathrooms for students to share.

Your housing is a 20-minute train ride from the ACM office in The Loop, where you’ll attend classes. You’ll use your fully loaded public transit card to commute throughout the city, giving you access to practically every Chicago neighborhood.