The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at Northwestern’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies
CGE is a comprehensive student support center dedicated entirely to improving undergraduates’ abilities to address global poverty and inequality. We help students attain tangible skills and critique academic theory through experiential learning.
With a unique set of multidisciplinary opportunities, ranging from study abroad programs to fellowships, CGE builds the capacity of young global leaders to cross borders and partner with communities to produce responsible, sustainable solutions to global challenges.
CGE connects students to a network of individuals and organizations at Northwestern and around the world. We are actively shaping a new generation of experienced, effective, and compassionate global leaders in a variety of fields.
Areas of Work:
- The Global Engagement Studies Institute
GESI is an experiential learning program where students are prepared to travel to the developing world in order to contribute to international development projects and community organizations. The program combines rigorous academics, professional work experience, and international service learning.
- Mentoring Co-curricular Groups
We mentor co-curricular students groups that think critically and act responsibly with regard to the international issues they care about. Such groups host yearlong programming that engages a vast network of undergraduates through student-led photo exhibits, conferences, seminars, workshops, service trips, and more.
- Global Development Speaker Series
Our popular Global Development Speaker Series helps students think more broadly about global challenges, contextualize their own international experiences in developing countries, and supplement their classroom learning with insights from scholars and practitioners of global development.
CGE provides grants to undergraduates interested in pursuing local or international projects that concern a global challenge. We help students with planning, budgeting, and making connections to various organizations here and abroad.
- Career Development Support
Through our CGE Fellowship program, Ask Anything Hours, and more, students explore various job and internship opportunities, develop their skill sets in order to pursue meaningful post-graduate opportunities and careers, and connect with our alumni who nurture and guide students both during and after college in their professional and personal pursuits.
For more information visit: www.cge.northwestern.edu
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