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Friday, March 8, 2013
Deadline Extension and Conference Announcement
There is still
time! Apply before April 1 for summer 2013
The Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University is
filling up quickly, but students still have a chance to join us this
summer. Undergraduates who are passionate about creating positive
social change, who are eager to gain professional skills abroad, and who
are ready for a rigorous academic experience should apply now to our sites in Bolivia,
Dominican Republic & Haiti, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, and Uganda.
The absolute final deadline is April 1st. Please share this flier with any
students you think would be interested in and make a strong contribution to
the program, or encourage them to visit our website.
You're invited - International Service Learning Summit:
Building a Community of Practice
This summit will build on the success of the International Service and Higher Education conference
held at Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. We look forward
to hosting a gathering that builds a community of practice among
international service learning facilitators by inviting constructive
examination of our work and engaging in critical conversations about our
impact in communities abroad. We hope you'll plan to join us at
Northwestern from October 23-25, 2013, as we continue to explore the most
cutting-edge trends, as well as the biggest opportunities and challenges in
higher education related to global/service learning.
Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern
Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University Co-Sponsors:
Center for Social Development and Gephardt Institute for Public Service,
Washington University in St. Louis In collaboration with
the Building Bridges Coalition
For more information, and to be added to the summit listserv for updates
and registration announcements, please email Patrick Eccles.
Meet our faculty and staff at
NAFSA in St. Louis, and the Forum in Chicago
We're looking forward to several upcoming conference presentations this
spring, and we would love to see you there to hear your thoughts on the
topics at hand.
The Forum's 9th
Annual Conference - Moving Beyond It Was Great: Student Learning and
Development in Education Abroad April 3-5 in
Community Impact, Transparency, Sound Pedagogy: Advancing Best
Practices in Global Service-Learning
Part of the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards of Good Practice
April 3, 10:30-12pm
This presentation represents growing nongovernmental and community
development organizations' effort to articulate fair trade learning as a
way to model best practices and evaluation in university-community global
partnership. It will build upon insights of existing community
organizations' successes and concerns, as well as the existing research
literature in service-learning, to move forward dialogue about partnership
and community impact best practices.
Eric Hartman, Providence College
Richard Kiely, Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research
Eusau Laguerre, Manna International
Brandon Blache-Cohen, Amizade Global Service-Learning
Katherine Conway-Turner, Hood College
Madeline Yates, Maryland-DC Campus Compact
Brian Hanson, Northwestern University
2013 NAFSA Annual
Conference: Ideas and Impact in International Education May 26-31 in St.
Enhancing Reciprocal Competencies Between Students and
Community Partners: From Direct Service to Capacity Building
Work, Internship, and Volunteer Abroad Poster Fair, May 29, 8:30-10am
Stop by this poster session to explore with GESI staff how to move from
programs focusing on direct service abroad to programs that immerse
students in the process of engaging with and building local communities,
while enhancing the skills and competencies of both local partners and
Paul Arntson, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University
Patrick Eccles, Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University
Meghan Ozaroski, Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University
Ethical Challenges and Guidelines for Interning and
Volunteering Abroad in Developing Nations
May 29, 2:45-3:45pm
The positive potential of international internships and volunteer
placements, and the partnerships they stem from, is accompanied by
significant ethical challenges. Placements in developing countries
with entrenched value sets, cultural histories, and limited resources carry
particular challenges for students engaged in work, internships, and
volunteering abroad. Universities, mentors, and program providers
will benefit from this discussion.
Paul Arntson, Northwestern University
Mireille Cronin-Mather, Foundation for Sustainable Development
Jessica Evert, Children Family Health Institute
William Nolting, University of Michigan
Don't forget - if you think your students would be interested in
on-the-ground community development work, please forward them this flier and encourage
them to check out our website.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Reply to this email or call me
Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)
for reading, and we'll be in touch again with updates from our project
sites this summer.
Applications are accepted on a
rolling basis until April 1. Spaces are filling quickly, so students
should apply today!
All students arrive in Chicago
for the start of pre-departure coursework
GESI teams fly to their sites in
Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, and
GESI students regroup in Chicago
to share their work and reflect on their projects
Students return home and begin
turning their GESI summer into a lifetime of global engagement
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If you would like GESI to come to your campus for an
info session, or if you want to schedule a class visit, let us know!
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