5 days
Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor
Often referred to as the heartland of America, discover why the Midwest is a welcome reprieve from the fast-paced style of coastal life—even in major city hubs like Chicago. Please note: This tour is for high school students only.
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  • Day 1: Chicago

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Chicago

    University of Chicago campus visit

    Take a walking tour of Chicago

    • Magnificent Mile
    • Water Tower
    • Lake Michigan
    • Chicago Millennium Park

    Participate in an orientation workshop

    Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck

  • Day 2: Chicago

    Northwestern University campus visit

    Lake Forest College campus visit

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Chicago’s performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Madison • Milwaukee • Chicago

    Travel to Madison

    University of Wisconsin, Madison campus visit

    Travel to Milwaukee

    Marquette University campus visit

    Return to Chicago

  • Day 4: Chicago • South Bend • Ann Arbor

    College essay writing preparation

    DePaul University campus visit

    University of Notre Dame campus visit

    Travel to Ann Arbor

  • Day 5: Ann Arbor

    University of Michigan campus visit

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Chicago

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Chicago

    University of Chicago campus visit

    Take a walking tour of Chicago

    • Magnificent Mile
    • Water Tower
    • Lake Michigan
    • Chicago Millennium Park

    Participate in an orientation workshop

    Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck

  • Day 2: Chicago

    Northwestern University campus visit

    Lake Forest College campus visit

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Chicago’s performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Madison • Milwaukee • Chicago

    Travel to Madison

    University of Wisconsin, Madison campus visit

    Travel to Milwaukee

    Marquette University campus visit

    Return to Chicago

  • Day 4: Chicago • South Bend • Ann Arbor

    College essay writing preparation

    DePaul University campus visit

    University of Notre Dame campus visit

    Travel to Ann Arbor

  • Day 5: Ann Arbor

    University of Michigan campus visit

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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