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GLObal Co-Lab

What can political graffiti in Jordan teach us about Indigenous cultural reclamation in Australia? How are the efforts to repeal the president of Peru connected to the global impact of Korean soap operas?

Your faculty guide in the GLObal Co-Lab has a theory!

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.
  • Learn from national and international strategies working to solve global issues. 
  • Connect your personal experiences to cultural, social, and political issues in your host communities as they relate to one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
  • Become a cultural photographer and photoessayist.

During the program, you will be expected to: 

  • 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, exploration of social identity, the UNSDGs, and global interconnectedness. 
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the history and current state of your host site.
  • Collaborate in groups of three to examine two or more SDGs relevant across host communities in connection to a specific social justice issue. 
  • Connect with the cohort via monthly 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. Login to GLObal Gateway
  2. Navigate to your current application
  3. Complete the Sign up for GLObal Co-Lab assignment

Cohorts and programs details will be released in June.