Global Engagement Studies Institute in the Dominican Republic
Sponsor: Northwestern University Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS)
Location: Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
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.
Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored
Languages: English, Spanish
Language Requirements:1 year or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Housing:Home stays in eastern Dominican Republic.
Program Costs:Visit the GESI website for cost information.