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Global Engagement at the Buffett Institute

The Institute has built a nationally recognized complement of programs designed to forge the leadership skills of students who are passionate about addressing global problems including poverty, human rights, and health. See all undergraduate global engagement opportunities.

GESI Study Abroad

The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) prepares undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. Learn about this service learning study abroad program.

Career Development

Through a variety of programs, students explore job and internship opportunities, and develop their skills to pursue meaningful careers. Explore career development resources.

Student Group Support

The Buffett Institute promotes undergraduate leadership at Northwestern and in a global context. Many student groups and programs were founded as undergraduate initiatives through the encouragement, mentoring and support of the Buffett Institute. Find our affiliated student groups or create a new group.

Lectures and Events

We organize and co-sponsor 100+ public talks on global development, human rights, foreign policy, and other international topics each year. View our speaker series.

Grants and funding

Learn the Davis Projects for Peace, a $10,000 undergraduate social action fellowship.