University of Chicago

2018-07-15 - 2018-08-04 All day
University of Chicago
Address: 5828-5844 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA


Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis.

The University was founded in 1890 by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller and the American Baptist Education Society. Original texts and small session discussions are a hallmark of a Chicago education, which continues to lead in the fields of law, economics, sciences, and many other disciplines. The University of Chicago’s firm belief in the value of open, rigorous, and intense inquiry makes it a perfect backdrop for a SIG program.


SIG at University of Chicago is a Residential Program. A Commuter Program and Extended Commuter Program are also available.

  • Choose from a wide variety of courses taught in Humanities, Math, Science, Technology, Multi-Disciplinary, Visual and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation
  • Experience independence within a secure environment living in a college dorm for 3 weeks (commuter option also available)
  • Meet other gifted students from around the world who share common interests, abilities, and goals
    Enjoy a variety of fun social activities in the evenings and excursions on the weekends


  • Ranked #3 among National Universities by US News and World Report for 2017. The MBA program was ranked #1 by Business Week in 2010.
  • Eighty-nine recipients of the Nobel Prize have been students, researchers, or faculty here.
  • Notable alumni include astronomers Carl Sagan and Edwin Hubble, NASA astronaut John M. Grunsfeld, geneticist James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA , lithium-ion battery developer John B. Goodenough, mathematician and Fields Medal recipient Paul Joseph Cohen, and geochemist Clair Cameron Patterson, who developed the uraniumlead dating method into lead-lead dating.
  • The Mansueto library, which can hold the equivalent of 3.5 million volumes, looks like a giant glass egg, and uses robotics to retrieve items from subterranean stack and to personally delivers them to you.
  • SIG has been on campus since 2013!