American Homestay Network – Chicago

Chicago is full of art, history and culture. The city has amazing museums and one of the largest aquariums in the country. The city is known for it’s nightlife. Among all that fun, there are fantastic colleges and universities including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. Come to the windy city and experience American culture at it’s best!

Fun Facts About Chicago

  • The “Historic Route 66″ begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is one of the country’s oldest zoos with an estimated annual attendance of 3.5 million.
  • The first all-color TV station debuted in Chicago (Channel 5).
  • The world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Company, was built in 1885.

Homestay Parter Institutions in and Around Chicago

BIR Training

With several locations across Chicago and affordable pricing, BIR helps international students enhance English fluency, gain professional skills, prepare for graduate or undergraduate education in the US or pursue careers in a variety of English required fields.  Homestay can help make your start in the USA even smoother.

Kaplan Medical

For foreign doctors looking to prepare for the USMLE and your U.S. Medical Residency, Kaplan Medical offers an in-depth training program with first-rate centers, expert instruction, and friendly staff to help you achieve success on USMLE and enjoy a rich, cultural experience in the United States.  AHN provides students a great place to start their time with a welcome package and hosts near campus that allows students to begin their medical prep, worry-free. Kaplan Medical’s Chicago center is located in downtown, on Randolph in the Chicago Loop.

College of Lake County

Located north of the city of Chicago, CLC offers international students an excellent Intensive English Language Instruction program and a 2 year degree program that offers Guaranteed Transfer Admission to a prestigious list of college and university partners.  Start your time in the USA right by including Homestay in your plans as AHN has area hosts ready to welcome you to Lake County, Illinois.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Located directly on the famous Chicago River in the heart of downtown Chicago, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Chicago Campus is centered in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the United States.  Recognized as one of America’s leading universities dedicated to psychology and related health sciences, The Chicago School has developed programs that are built to prepare graduates to face the challenges of a global society.  AHN provides students a great place to start their time with a welcome package and hosts near campus.

Other Colleges and Universities in and Around Chicago


Chicago has typical midwest weather; hot and humid in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. It rains only about a 3rd of the year and the sun shines for the rest of the year.


Chicago is a city with a lot of interesting history. Take a minute to learn about the Great Fire, The White City and about the people that live there today.

Chicago History
Chicago Demographics