Information Sessions

Students are required to do an information session before applying even if they are abroad.

Information sessions provide you with more in depth information about our courses, what to expect if accepted to the program, the internship search process, application instructions, and gives you an opportunity to ask questions you have about the program. Students are required to do an information session before applying even if they are abroad. If you are going to be abroad when you will need to apply for CFS, you can either complete the session online information session or attend an in-person group information session before you go abroad, if possible.


Online Information Session via Canvas

  • Do not sign up more than once for access. Within one business day, you will receive a "Course Invitation" email from Canvas. You must click the “Getting Started” link in that email to join the course and learn about CFS.
  • Once completed, the Online Information Session will grant you access to the application.
  • You may apply if the application period is open for the quarter in which you wish to participate in CFS. Otherwise, you may return and apply during the appropriate application period.
  • Keep in mind, your completion of the Online Information Session is valid for 6 months. You must complete a new Online (or In-person) Information Session if 6 months have passed and you wish to apply to CFS.

Click here to request access to the online information session.

If you have questions or need help logging in, contact CFS at cfs@northwestern.edu or 847-467-0605.


Upcoming In-person Group Information Sessions

In-person Information Sessions are about 1 hour in length and are held at 1819 Hinman (next door to CFS house) in Room 103 unless otherwise noted - click on the information session you are interested in for full details (dates/times subject to change). Registration is not required, but please be on time.

Date & TimeTitleGroup
July 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Field Studies In-person Information Session - No registration neededChicago Field Studies
July 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Field Studies In-person Information Session - No registration neededChicago Field Studies
August 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Field Studies In-person Information Session - No registration neededChicago Field Studies
August 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Field Studies In-person Information Session - No registration neededChicago Field Studies
August 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago Field Studies In-person Information Session - No registration neededChicago Field Studies