Global Engagement Studies Institute: Early Deadline 12/15

Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Studies Institute is a distinctive credit-bearing study abroad program that prepares undergraduate students with the knowledge, tools and experiences to confront shared global problems.

  • Global engagement: intern at a community-based NGO, live with a host family, learn from locals what their communities are capable of.
  • Global experience: develop cross-cultural professional skills; gain field experience in education, livelihood generation, health, environmental sustainability, and other development sectors; and learn to work in a collaborative setting.
  • Global education: Pre-Departure Summit with Northwestern faculty and development practitioners, Final Reflection Summit for cross-regional sharing and reflection, two Northwestern course credits.

Application Process: December 15th, 1st priority deadline, January 16th, 2nd priority deadline, March 1st, final application deadline. Learn more:,


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