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GLObal Co-Lab

 The GLObal Co-Lab is a peer-to-peer, collaborative learning opportunity for students during their study abroad experience.

The program will take place virtually across program locations, during the Fall.

Through the program, you will:  

  • Join a global network of NU students abroad and create a collaborative visual project across continents.
  • Think critically about your study abroad experience through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and decolonization. 
  • Collaborate in groups across countries to examine how themes are similar/different in different locations
  • Become a cultural photographer and photoessayist.

During the program, you will be expected to: 

  • Photograph moments of cultural immersion that prioritizes reciprocal learning and mutual respect that also focuses on a specific theme chosen by your respective group. Possible topics include:
    • Cultural Immersion/Living Like a Local
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
    • Decolonizing Travel and Tourism
    • Environmental Justice and Sustainability 
    • Community Engagement
    • Student Voices
  • Commit to three synchronous check-ins with the program lead and the cohort to discuss the progress of your projects, including group reflection on your personal experiences abroad.  
  • Connect with the cohort via monthly blog posts, sharing news, perspectives, images, and other media to support communication and storytelling.  
  • Learn how to create a photo essay as a group.  
  • Participate in an exhibition of student photo essay projects, culminating in an award.  

You are eligible for the program if:

  • You are studying abroad on an affiliated, exchange, or Northwestern program for Fall, Fall-Winter, or Full Year.

To Apply:

  1. Complete Sign-Up Form 

Cohorts and programs details will be released in June.