Discover Chicago Photo Collage

Discover Chicago offers students myriad opportunities to experience Chicago through a lens of their choosing. Whether it’s exploring by boat or bike, through literature or science, and everything in between, Discover Chicago helps incoming students use the city as an extended classroom and an invaluable resource. Learn more about the program in the Winter 2015 issue of DePaul Magazine, and scroll down to view photos from various Discover Chicago classes during the past few years.

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Students take part in a community cleanup effort during Instructor Daniel Hanichak’s (LAS ’04) Justice in the City course.

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In Instructor Margaret Workman’s City on the Lake course, students experience a unique perspective of the Chicago River via canoe.

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Students in Visiting Assistant Professor Jason Schneider’s Polish Immigrants in Chicago: Then and Now course pause to take a class photo.


Students participate in a poetry slam in Daley Plaza during Professor Ann Stanford’s Honors Discover Chicago class, Writing at the Grassroots in Chicago: Exploring the Voices and Visions of Ordinary Chicagoans.

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First Year Program Director Doug Long explains the 1968 Democratic Convention protests to freshmen in his Chicago in Film course.

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Students huddle on the “L” platform during Instructor Daniela Cavallero’s Italian-American Chicago course.

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Instructor Daniel Hanichak’s (LAS ’04) students get their hands dirty in his Justice in the City course.

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Students met Alderman Ed Burke (LAS ’65, JD ’68) during part-time faculty member Zach Cook’s Representatives and Representation in Chicago class.

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Assistant Professor Matt Ragas and his students volunteered in Chinatown as part of his Chicago Business and Society class.

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Assistant Dean Randy Honold’s (LAS MA ’86, PHD ’94) students experience the view from the lakefront bike trail in his Natural Chicago by Bicycle course.

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Students found a sunflower field while exploring Chicago via bike in Assistant Dean Randy Honold’s (LAS MA ’86, PHD ’94) Natural Chicago by Bicycle course.

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Students stay hydrated during immersion week using special Discover Chicago water bottles.

Learn more about Discover Chicago in this video.

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