International service learning program for undergrads

Greetings from Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)!

Please forward this message to students you think would be interested in joining us this summer to make a positive impact on communities abroad, while earning Northwestern academic credit. GESI attracts the most passionate and capable students from across the country, and I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this international program on your campus.

Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on international development?

The summer 2013 Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University will equip you to:

*Work directly with local communities and community organizations in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, or South Africa

*Earn two Northwestern course credits (the equivalent of 6 semester credits)

*Leverage the strengths, rather than list the weaknesses, of the communities in which you live and work abroad

*Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for eight weeks

*Work in teams to design and implement an original development project in youth and education, environmental development, microfinance, gender and development, global health, social enterprise, human rights, and more

To learn more: Fill out our 3-minute interest survey, visit gesi. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2013 for summer 2013. Apply today for the best chance of being accepted to your first choice GESI location.

We hope you’ll join us from June 17-August 24, 2013 to be part of sustainable development and collaborative change on the GESI program.