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Student Groups

Get involved on campus!

There are a number of undergraduate organizations at Northwestern that focus on international issues and events. These groups organize yearly events and are a great way to connect with other students who share your interests. Student groups can apply for funding for globally-focused events. Below is a list of some of the organizations the IS program supports. Student Group Funding Request Form 


AIESECPresent in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership, and participate in a global learning environment. 


CaribnationNorthwestern's Caribbean Student Alliance is an organization for students of Caribbean descent, as well as all members of the NU community who are interested in the dynamic culture. It seeks to explore and preserve the culture through many types of on-campus programming. 


GESThe Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world.


GlobeMedGlobeMed at Northwestern supports the efforts of the Adonai Child Development Centre in Namugoga, Uganda to provide for the needs of children orphaned by AIDS and the extended civil unrest in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country. We accomplish this through our yearly fundraising campaigns/events which connect the resources generated by students at Northwestern University to projects GlobeMed supports. 


McSAThe Muslim-cultural Students Association (McSA) is a community oriented organization that caters to the many different needs of Northwestern students. Our members are Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Even with such a diverse membership, our fundamental goals remain the same. Be it Discover Islam Week, philanthropy food drives, Ramadan dinners, or simply tutoring younger students, our primary motive is to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: community, equality, justice, mercy, compassion and peace. 


Model Arab LeagueModel Arab League is an organization focusing on discussion of Middle Eastern political, economic, and social issues from the perspective of different Arab states. Our primary activity is competition at regional and national conferences, so debate and negotiation are core elements of our organization.


NUCHR: The Northwestern University Community for Human Rights (NUCHR) provides a forum to analyze complexities within the modern field of human rights by recognizing cultural relativism, difficulty in consensus, and potential discrepancies between design and implementation.Through programming events, seminars, exposure trips and the culminating conference, NUCHR provides an academic arena for critical discourse in order to challenge assumptions and broaden perceptions on international human rights issues at Northwestern and beyond.