Global Engagement Studies Institute in the Dominican Republic
Sponsor: Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS)
Location: Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
Description:Students learn about international development, global engagement practices, project management, leadership, entrepreneurship and the realities of contemporary Dominican 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 the Dominican Republic working with a local community based organization, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.
Term Notes: June 16 - August 19, 2014. Pre-departure coursework at Northwestern: June 16 - 22; Overseas component: June 23 - August 16; Final summit at Northwestern: August 17 - 19
Languages: English, Spanish
Language Requirements:1 year or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Housing:Home stays in eastern Dominican Republic.
$8,200, which includes:
- Tuition for two Northwestern courses
- Lodging, food, and city transport during pre-departure and final summits
- In-country programming, including orientation during arrival, a home-stay/hotel accommodations with three meals a day, language instruction, transportation stipend for travel to and from work, HTH Worldwide Health Insurance coverage, and ongoing oversight and support.
Note: The Global Engagement Studies Institute offers partial to full scholarships to NU students. Awards are based on financial need, essay quality, and academic merit. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. See the GESI scholarships page for more details.