New Programs, Scholarships, and Website for GESI 2015!

March 5, 2015

Picture of GESI websiteThe Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is excited to be expanding its study abroad options in 2015. The program is adding a new internship location in Kakamega, Kenya to its already expansive list of locations in Uganda, India, Bolivia, South Africa, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Students will also now have the option to participate in the fall quarter in addition to GESI's traditional summer format.

2015 is also a great year for GESI thanks to generous scholarships for undergraduates. Over the past four years, the Buffett Institute has awarded $500,000 in need-based scholarships to students who want to participate in international development work, and with 15 full scholarships in addition to partial scholarships available for 2015, that amount is sure to increase.

The GESI team is particularly excited about its brand new website, launched at the end of the fall quarter. Visit to check out the new design and learn more about GESI!

Quick facts about the gesi program
Since GESI's inception in 2007:

  •  Over 400 undergraduates have participated
  • More than 100 team-based development projects have been completed
  • Students have worked in 8 different countries on 4 continents

Important Deadlines for GESI 2015 Programs:

  • January 15, 2015 is the deadline for those seeking financial aid and scholarships
  • February 10, 2015 is the regular deadline for the Fall Program
  • March 1, 2015 is the regular deadline for the Summer Program

Development, Undergraduate Students