Apply to Upcoming Treks

Career Advancement organizes treks around the world during summer, winter, and spring break periods. Students have visited over 70 cities - check out the trek map of past destinations here!

To receive the most up-to-date information about our upcoming treks, be sure to sign up for our trek newsletter.

Summer 2024 Treks

Career Advancement is excited to offer treks to the following locations. Please click the respective link to be directed to the application page on Handshake. You will need to submit a resume and cover letter in order to apply. Please read the description of the specific trek carefully, as there may be additional application instructions.

Applications are due by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20!

Program Costs

Students are responsible for the following costs associated with the trek:

  • A program fee that will be charged to your student account by the Office of the Bursar upon completion of the trek. These fees support program benefits such as hotel accommodations and ground transportation. Please visit each Handshake application page for more information, as a different fee will be assessed for each trek.

  • Airfare to and from the trek destination

  • Transportation to and from the airport and between the airport and hotel

  • Lunches and dinners during the trek

Financial Assistance

Career Advancement’s trek financial assistance fund is designed to ensure that all students, regardless of income level, can participate in treks. For treks outside of the Chicago area, undergraduate students with demonstrated need are eligible to have their program fee waived and receive funding for their airfare to and from the trek destination. If approved, qualifying students will be awarded an amount up to the total cost of their transportation. These funds are not loans and will not need to be paid back.

All trek acceptance decisions will be made independently of funding requests.

To request funding, please submit the travel assistance application form before the trek application deadline.

If your paperwork is incomplete, please review the list of materials required to apply for need-based aid. You can contact the Office of College Aid with any questions about the financial aid process at 773-702-8666 or

If you have any questions about the trek financial assistance fund, please contact Erwin Paderanga at

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Erwin Paderanga at