Global Engagement Studies Institute in the Dominican Republic
Sponsor: Northwestern University 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 (summer) or ten weeks (fall) in the Dominican Republic working with a local community based organization, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.
Languages: English, Spanish
Language Requirements:1 year or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Housing:Home stays in eastern Dominican Republic.
Program Costs:Please refer to the GESI website for information about program costs, GESI scholarships, and other details.