GESI prepares undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. Through service-learning in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, or Uganda, students partner with local organizations to advance community-driven change.
GESI has been recognized for its innovative model of classroom and experiential learning. More than 360 students have carried out over 120 community-based development projects.
Istanbul puts 2,000 years of history at your fingertips. Located at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, the city is a meeting point between East and West. The program uses the city as its main classroom.
100+ public talks on a variety of topics, including global development, human rights, and foreign policy. To find out more join our email list , follow us on twitter and/or like us on facebook.
Through the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) Fellows Program, Ask Anything Hours, and more, students explore job and internship opportunities, and develop their skills to pursue meaningful careers. Sign up for the CGE e-digest for global engagement events, jobs, internships, fellowships, and more.
Grants are available for research abroad and to explore an international issue from a domestic perspective. Visit our grants page for details.
Student Group Support
The Buffett Center promotes undergraduate leadership at Northwestern and in a global context. Many student groups and programs were founded as undergraduate initiatives through the encouragement, mentoring and support of the Buffett Center.
Through our Center for Global Engagement (CGE), we mentor co-curricular students groups that think critically and act responsibly with regard to the international issues they care about. Groups host yearlong programming that engage a vast network of students through student-led photo exhibits, conferences, seminars, workshops, service trips, and more.
To start a new student group or to create an affiliation between an existing student group and the Buffett Center or its Center for Global Engagement, visit our undergraduate support page.