Global Engagement Studies Institute in Nicaragua
Sponsor: Northwestern University Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS)
Location: Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua
Students learn about international development, global engagement practices, project management, leadership, entrepreneurship and the realities of contemporary Nicaraguan 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 Nicaragua working with a local community based organization, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.
Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored
Languages: English, Spanish
Language Requirements:1 year or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Program Costs:Please refer to the GESI website for information about program costs, GESI scholarships, and other details.