Exposures

The Schuler Scholar Program provides cultural, civic and social experiences for Schuler Scholars. Groups of Scholars visit museums; attend the symphony, opera, plays and musicals; travel abroad; visit college campuses; and interact with local, state, and national civic leaders. Core exposures are supplemented with mega and mini exposures. 

Core Exposures

Core exposures are organized for large groups of 15-30 Scholars and give Scholars a broad range of experiences. Recent core exposures include etiquette dinners at local restaurants, a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry, and a theatrical adaptation of the novel The Book Thief at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Mega Exposures

Mega exposures are summer trips for groups of 10-12 Scholars. Scholars are required to submit an application which is then reviewed by Schuler staff. Recent mega exposures include a trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, a weeklong volunteer program with Lowernine.org in New Orleans, and a trip to New York to learn about feminist theory and practice.

Mini Exposures

Mini exposures are geared toward small groups of Scholars and focus on an activity that is of special interest to the Scholars. Recent mini exposures include an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River, a tour of the Infant Cognition Lab at Northwestern University, and the annual Louder than a Bomb festival--the largest youth poetry festival in the world.

Freshman and Senior Scholars at all schools attended Hamiltion: The Musical this fall.

Freshman and Senior Scholars at all schools attended Hamiltion: The Musical this fall.