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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

Description: 

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.

Terms: 

  • Summer

Languages: English

Housing: 

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Program Costs: 

Please refer to the GESI website for information about program costs, GESI scholarships, and other details.