Northwestern University

Mar
31
Sun 11:30 PM

DUE: Global Engineering Trek Applications (Israel/ Germany)

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
11:30 PM - 11:45 PM  

Where: Online Application

Audience: Student

Cost: Free to apply

Contact: Mike McMahon   847.467.1361

Group: ISEN

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

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Description:

Israel – Global Engineering Trek (GET): Water
For Freshmen and Sophomores

Water management is a highly interdisciplinary field, and all majors, particularly in engineering, science, and social policy, will contribute to addressing critical water needs in the 21st century. Based on the successful GET Sustainability program model in Germany, the GET Water program will enable Northwestern freshmen and sophomores to see Israel’s critical water infrastructure, experience its culture of innovation, and tour diverse historical and archaeological sites. GET Water will feature an immersion program in three regions in Israel: the populous and vibrant Tel Aviv / Dan region, the temperate and historical region around Haifa and the Northeast, and the Negev Desert in the south.

Immediately prior to the start of the fall quarter, students will travel to Israel to explore transboundary water issues, ancient infrastructure, and modern emerging solutions through discussions with diverse water experts, explorations of technological innovation, and visits to major water utilities, infrastructure facilities, and research centers. In addition to visiting companies and research universities, participants will gain exposure to global internship, research, and job opportunities including those related to startups, water desalination, water reuse, and hyper-efficient precision agriculture systems.

This GET Water program is open to freshmen and sophomores from ALL undergraduate majors. Cross-school participation is encouraged. It is important to note that participants do not receive academic credit for this program.

Israel Program Details:

-- Program dates: September 10 - 21, 2019
-- Application deadline for students: March 31, 2019 (11:59 PM, CST). Online application is forthcoming and will be posted here when available.
-- Deadline for submission of letters of recommendation: April 7, 2019 (11:59 PM, CST)
-- Who should apply? This program is reserved exclusively for Northwestern undergraduate students who are in their freshman or sophomore year at the time of the application deadline. The program is designed for students in any major. Undergraduates who are currently juniors or seniors are not eligible for the Israel program.
-- Academic credit: This study abroad experience carries no academic credit.
-- Financial assistance and cost: Up to 100% need-based financial aid may be available, proportional to the applicant’s current level of university financial aid. Cost to participants without financial aid is approximately $1,000. All airfare, in-country travel related to the program, lodging, and meals will be covered by the program.
-- Language: No prior knowledge of a foreign language is required.

Germany – Global Engineering Trek (GET): Sustainability
For Freshmen

Sustainability is a highly interdisciplinary field, and all majors, particularly in engineering and science, will contribute to creating a more sustainable tomorrow. With this in mind, ISEN is partnering with the McCormick School of Engineering Global Initiatives Office to create a cleantech immersion program for freshmen based in Heidelberg, Germany.

Immediately prior to the start of the fall quarter, students will travel to world-leading companies and research institutes in the Heidelberg, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt region. In addition to touring cleantech startups and global corporations, participants will gain exposure to global internship and job opportunities including those related to biotech, organic photovoltaics, sustainable materials, big data/smart cities, renewable energy, and sustainable production chains.

This GET Sustainability program is open to freshmen only from ALL undergraduate majors, with an emphasis on students such as engineers and scientists with an interest in technology. Cross-school participation is encouraged. It is important to note that participants do not receive academic credit for this program.

Germany Program Details:

-- Program dates: September 10 - 20, 2019
-- Application deadline for students: March 31, 2019 (11:59 PM, CST). Online application is forthcoming and will be posted here when available.
-- Deadline for submission of letters of recommendation: April 7, 2019 (11:59 PM, CST)
-- Who should apply? This program is reserved exclusively for Northwestern undergraduate students who are in their freshman year at the time of the application deadline. The program is designed for students in any major who have an interest in sustainable technology. Undergraduates who are currently sophomores, juniors, or seniors are not eligible for the Germany program.
-- Academic credit: This study abroad experience carries no academic credit.
-- Financial assistance and cost: Up to 100% need-based financial aid may be available, proportional to the applicant’s current level of university financial aid. Cost to participants without financial aid is approximately $1,000. All airfare, in-country travel related to the program, lodging, and meals will be covered by the program.
-- Language: No prior knowledge of German is required.

APPLY HERE FOR BOTH PROGRAMS

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