A Note to Admitted Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the GESI Program!
We are excited that you have decided to embark on this adventure, and we look forward to getting to know you better in the coming months. Going abroad–especially on a program like GESI–is something that requires inquisitiveness, flexibility, maturity, and a willingness to be alert and proactive. You were selected for this program because our team believes you demonstrate these qualities. It is our expectation that you will not only exhibit these characteristics while abroad, but also during all phases leading up to the program. That means replying to our emails promptly with important information for our partner organizations; that means turning in our requirements on or before the deadlines stipulated; and it also means doing one’s homework–including proactively getting informed about culture, visas, climate, immunizations, etc. We provide a lot of information to get you started–but the more you put into preparing for your GESI experience, the more you’ll get out of it.
Thanks and congratulations!
-The GESI Team
Mandatory Study Abroad Orientation for NU GESI Students
GESI students from Northwestern University are required to attend a summer study abroad pre-departure orientation on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Norris Big Ten Room.
For detailed pre-departure information including packing lists, country-specific vaccination information, and messages from the respective site teams, please click the site name to view the pre-departure guides:
- Bolivia 2013
- Dominican Republic & Haiti 2013
- India 2013
- Nicaragua 2013
- Uganda 2013
- South Africa 2013
- Bolivia Safety
- Dominican Republic Safety
- India Safety
- Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua Safety
- Tola, Nicaragua Safety
- South Africa Safety
- Uganda Safety
Health Coverage Abroad:
Northwestern University provides all GESI participants with HTH Worldwide Health Insurance. This will be your primary insurance abroad, regardless of any other coverage you have from your parents or university (unless you are a citizen of the country where you will be traveling for GESI). Before you go abroad, you can contact HTH for assistance in planning for and managing pre-existing conditions, or helping you determine if any of the prescriptions you are currently taking are restricted in your GESI country. For specific inquiries, please contact email@example.com, and indicate that you are going abroad this summer through a Northwestern University program. Please note: Enrolled GESI students will get an email from HTH in May with more information, including their individual policy number.
Health and Safety Resources:
All GESI students have access to the services of International SOS. They provide easy-to-access health and safety information by country. You can access this information by visiting their website and entering Northwestern’s membership number: 11BCAS000003. From there you (and your parents) can sign up for medical/and or security email alerts.
Safety One Pagers
GESI Student Code of Conduct
Please download the GESI Student Code of Conduct here.