The GESI Summer and Fall 2016 application is now closed and will reopen in November 2016. Please read the online application checklist located on the Study Abroad website, as well as the GESI-specific instructions below. Be sure to sign up for our email list to get updates about the 2017 program and application cycle.

Step 1: Begin Application    India group standing on monument

The online application has several steps, required documents, and short-answer questions. Login to the application, create or update your profile, and begin. Meetings with your advisors may be required, so give yourself at least a week before an application deadline to complete all steps. For more detailed information, save a copy of the instructions below.

Instructions for Northwestern Students 

Instructions for Non-Northwestern Students 

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Step 2: Interview

Within the online application, there are instructions about scheduling an interview. You will need to schedule a one-hour meeting with a staff member through our online scheduling system, and provide three potential meeting times. Each applicant must schedule an interview with a GESI staff member prior to submitting an application. Non-Northwestern and off-campus students will be interviewed by phone or Skype.

Learn more on our Deadlines and Financial Aid web pages.

Step 3: Submit Application

After reviewing all sections, save and submit your application. Be sure to confirm that each section is complete, and all necessary forms and approvals are completed. Once submitted, within two to three weeks you will receive an email from GESI regarding acceptance, placement, and any pertinent scholarship information.