Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

About GESI

The GESI study abroad program immerses students in experiential learning for eight or 10 weeks. It develops global leaders while contributing to the sustainable development of communities where students work and learn. Sites are run by GESI's on-the-ground partners and offer students the opportunity to address issues in areas such as health, education, environment, youth, women’s empowerment, social enterprise development, and microfinance.

If you are looking for a program where you learn by doing and are ready to challenge yourself in the pursuit of global social change, GESI is for you.

Locations

  • Cochabamba, Bolivia (Partner: Foundation for Sustainable Development)
  • Santa Cruz del Seibo, Dominican Republic (Partner: Social Entrepreneur Corps)
  • Jukwa, Ghana (Partner: Amizade Global Service-Learning)
  • Antigua, Guatemala (Partner: Social Entrepreneur Corps)
  • Udaipur, India (Partner: Foundation for Sustainable Development)
  • Kakamega, Kenya (Partner: Foundation for Sustainable Development)
  • Masaya, Nicaragua (Partner: Foundation for Sustainable Development)
  • Jinja, Uganda (Partner: Foundation for Sustainable Development)