Development Internships Abroad

Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)has a final deadline of March 1, 2014.  There are still spots available for students to participate in this unique, credit-bearing, and experiential-learning study abroad program.  

Want to intern, volunteer, or study abroad this summer?  How about all three?  Participate in the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) Summer 2014 for an experience unlike any other.

GESI combines a study abroad experience in one of six developing countries with hands-on partnerships with locally communities and organizations.  Work and live in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, or Uganda.

Teams collaborate with the community on life saving, and life changing projects that truly make a difference.  From microfinance ventures to health education, social entrepreneurship to increasing theenvironmental sustainability of a community, GESI projects have a wide range of impact:

GESI South Africa 2013

The team worked with community partners to establish a sand-selling business to local brick-makers to help generate community income.  The team worked with local stakeholders to legitimize their ownership of a large untapped resource of sand, which is often used for construction.  After working with multiple area leaders to gain permission, partner-building, and the generation of a business plan, the area established its sand selling and brick-business.

Join us for GESI Summer 2014 for a life changing adventure.  For more information go to the GESI website, or contact a staff member at or 847.491.5932.  Final deadline is March 1, 2014, but please apply early, as spaces will fill.

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