Photo of the Week: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

| November 3, 2012 | 2 Comments More

View of the Main Quad at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus

Established in 1837, this high-ranking public university with locations in Chicago and central Illinois is noted for its scientific research and Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni. During a visit to the campus, I was given a tour by a friend who is a U of I student.

One of my favorite areas was the Main Quad – a large lawn with tree-lined alleys, extending from the Illini Union. The building houses student organizations, event facilities, plus a bowling alley, cafe, and hotel.

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Pola Henderson is a travel writer and city explorer. Besides Jetting Around, her writing credits include CNN, Yahoo, Expedia, MasterCard, among others. She also runs JA Media, a boutique agency specializing in content writing and event production. Happily multicultural, Pola grew up in Krakow, lived in Chicago for 13 years, and is currently based in her soul city Paris.

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  1. avatar Anita says:

    Great photo of the week. I love campus-sightseeing, I do this quite often :-) and the autumn colors of the Main Quad are amazing.

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