Learn English in the third-largest city in the USA. Our Chicago English school centrally located in this lively city of diverse neighborhoods and endless opportunities. Whether you are looking for museums, concerts, theatre, sports, or great food, Chicago has something to offer. And as the home of more than 60 Fortune 500 Companies, Chicago is the perfect place to learn English and start your career in global business.
Stafford House Chicago (formerly known as Intrax) school is located on South Michigan Ave., across the street from Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain is ideally located within walking distance from The Art Institute of Chicago and a quick bus ride to the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. With quick access to public transportation, there’s no part of Chicago you can’t experience easily from your English school.
The nationality and age mix at Stafford House International - Chicago varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
Stafford House International does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
I'm very glad I could learn in Stafford House. I spent there only one week but I'd like to come back. I'm very thankful for positive answer for my asking of changing level up. My teacher was Eric. He is fantastic! I was learning and laughing. I spent quality time with pleasure.Show details » Read more...
Our classes were fun but also a lot of learning I think my English has improved .
My teacher- West . Was very helpful and always was happy to talk about other countries and about everything.
We were playing games and making exercises but it was always something interesting.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Chicago. These homes are often between 40 - 60 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about apartment housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Chicago, but this tends to be more expensive. Stafford House International provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $80 when you register.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Chicago based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
Stafford House Chicago (formerly known as Intrax) school is located on South Michigan Ave., across the street from Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain is ideally located within walking distance from The Art Institute of Chicago and a quick bus ride to the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. With quick access to public transportation there’s no part of Chicago you can’t experience easily from your English school.