Illinois is a midwestern state bordering the western side of the Mississippi River. Nicknamed “the Prairie State,” it features farmland, forests, rolling hills, and wetlands. Chicago, one of the largest U.S. cities, is to the northeast on the shores of Lake Michigan. This seven-day service-learning trip to Chicago focuses on three of WorldStrides’ Community Cornerstones – Conservation and the Environment, Education and Literacy, and Community Enrichment and Infrastructure. You will have the unique opportunity to be immersed and work in the city’s diverse communities, making for a truly rewarding and memorable experience.