Program Dates

  • Summer 2019

Program dates: June 17 - August 23, 2019

GESI is a program composed of Pre-departure, in-country time, and Final Reflection Summit. All three components are mandatory. Read more about the GESI program structure.

Date breakdown:


  • June 17, 2019: GESI students arrive in Chicago area and check-in to the hostel,
 and GESI activities begin
  • June 17 - 24, 2019: 
Pre-Departure Coursework at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus; students attend classes and stay in hostel in downtown Chicago
  • June 25, 2019:
 Students depart on group flights arranged by GESI

In-country dates:

  • June 25 - August 20, 2019: Students work in teams alongside community members to advance the social mission of their organization

Final Reflection Summit:

  • August 21 - 23, 2019: Final Reflection Summit at Northwestern University; program officially ends at 5:00 pm on August 23, 2019.

**This is approximate timing; actual times may change closer to 2019 Pre-Departure**