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Global Engagement Studies Institute in Uganda

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

Location: Jinja, Uganda


Students learn about international development, global engagement practices, project management, leadership, entrepreneurship and the realities of contemporary Ugandan 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 (summer) and ten weeks (fall) in Uganda working with a local community based organization, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.

Program Type: Northwestern Summer


  • Fall
  • Summer

Languages: English


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Program Costs: 

Visit the GESI website for cost information.