GESI brings together a diverse team of bright, motivated undergraduates from across the country and a wide array of academic disciplines who share a passion for global change and a desire to develop their leadership and intercultural skills.

You are eligible for GESI if:

  • You are a current undergraduate, including seniors.
  • Northwestern students: your cumulative GPA is 2.0 to 2.5 or higher (exceptions made for students who provide written plan for raising their GPA). Non-Northwestern students: your cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher.
  • For applicants to sites in Bolivia, Costa Rica, or Guatemala, you have taken at least one year of college-level Spanish language courses, or the equivalent during high school. There is no language requirement for the other sites.
  • You are open-minded, flexible, and humble.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us.