Welcome to GESI! The following material is organized to help you make the best of your experience in the program. Our pre-departure packets contain information specific to each GESI location. Each packet is broken into two sections—Section 1 focuses on what to expect from the GESI program (academics, program history, partners, etc.) and Section 2 focuses on site-specific information (packing, food, cultural expectations, etc.). Use these packets to learn more about each site and to prepare yourself practically, mentally, and emotionally before going abroad.