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Global Engagement Studies Institute in the Dominican Republic

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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.

Terms: 

  • Fall
  • Summer

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.