Program Dates

  • Summer 2017
  • Fall 2017
  • June 12, 2017:
 GESI students arrive in Chicago and check-in to Hosteling International,
 and GESI activities begin
  • June 12 - 19, 2017: 
Pre-Departure Coursework at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus; students attend classes and stay in hostel in downtown Chicago (see accommodations for additional information) 
  • June 20, 2017:
 Students depart on group flights arranged by GESI 
  • June 21 - 22, 2017: (dates may vary by country)
 Students receive in-country orientation 
  • June 20 - August 14, 2017: 
Students work in teams alongside community members to advance the social mission of their organization 
  • August 15, 2017:
 Students from all sites arrive back in Chicago 
  • August 15 - 17, 2017: 
Final Reflection Summit at Northwestern University in Chicago;
 Program officially ends at 5:00 pm on August 17, 2017.
  • September 11, 2017: GESI students arrive in Chicago area and check-in to the hotel,
 12:30 pm GESI activities begin 
  • September 11 - 18, 2016: 
Pre-Departure Coursework at Northwestern University’s campus; students attend classes and stay in hotel (more information to follow) 
  • September 19, 2017:
 Students depart on group flights arranged by GESI 
  • September 20 - December 6, 2017: 
Students work in teams alongside community members to advance the social mission of their organization 
  • December 7, 2017:
 Students arrive back in Chicago
  • December 7 - 9, 2017: 
Final Reflection Summit at Northwestern University; program officially ends at 5:00 pm on December 10, 2017.

**This is approximate timing; actual times may change closer to 2017 Pre-Departure**

Participants are required to attend all dates.