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2 Best language schools in Chicago (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Chicago? Home to some of the first skyscrapers, Chicago is one of the most important economic and cultural centres in the USA. It is well known for its architecture, cultural attractions and dynamic urban environment.
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Key Facts about Chicago

Mercer placed Chicago in position 49 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 2,696,000

Elevation: 179 m. above sea level

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)

Region: Illinois, Cook County

Currency: USD

Chicago quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (11 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 30 (rankings of universities in Chicago)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 304 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 551 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:84* (17% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:93* (7% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
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  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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What to do in Chicago

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Robie House
Robie House
Navy Pier
Navy Pier
John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center
Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field
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