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Global Engagement Studies Institute in South Africa

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS)

Location: Western Cape, South Africa


Students learn about international development, global engagement practices, project management, leadership, entrepreneurship and the realities of contemporary South African life by connecting them with community based organizations to co-design and collaboratively implement a small-scale community development project. The program has three phases: (1) eight days of pre-departure coursework at Northwestern University, which prepares students for their project-based immersion, (2) eight weeks in South Africa working with a local community based organization, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.

Program Type: Northwestern Summer


  • Summer

Languages: English


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Program Costs: 

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