CHICAGO (CBS)) — The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has a featured role in a new series on Amazon Prime.

“The College Tour” showcases schools around the country through the stories of students on campus.

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TV producer and former “Amazing Race” winner Alex Boylan hosts the show. He said he came up with the idea when his niece was trying to select a college.

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The U of I episode profiles 11 students, including a pre-med student from Pilsen who wants to move back home to practice medicine, and a student from Aurora who got in on a full scholarship – and is now trying to establish a new scholarship.

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The first season is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff