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.