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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Northwestern´s Global Engagement Summer Institute

by Ann Abbott


You don´t have to be a Northwestern student to participate in their Global Engagement Summer Institute.  Besides the rich learning experience it obviously provides, I am impressed by all the skills students can develop through this international service learning program:

  • Language proficiency through immersion.
  • Teamwork with members from diverse cultures.
  • Global knowledge.
  • Community consulting.
The pre-departure training, rigorous yet well-supported field experience, and then the final learning summit really package the experience in a way that maximizes the learning and the students' abilities to transfer their newly honed and/or emerging skill set into other contexts.

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