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Clinton Global Initiative

Your chance to attend CGI U 2017 at the Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is here!

CGI U 2017 Application Preview

MDC Internal deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017 (best if you apply early)

Final submission deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CGI U Dates: October 13-15, 2017, location Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • MDC students are encouraged to apply by April 20 early decision deadline and apply for travel scholarships.
  • All applications must first be vetted by iCED in order for MDC students to be eligible for internal travel funding.
  • To be eligible to travel on behalf of MDC, student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the fall of 2017.
  • Actual on-line application will go live in January 2017.

Draft Due to iCED by:

  • Monday, Thursday, April 20, 2017 for MDC internal deadline and travel assistance

CGI U is more than just an event. It is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. A Commitment to Action is a new, specific, and measurable initiative that addresses pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. To learn more about crafting your Commitment to Action, go to http://www.cgiu.org/commitments/.

"The best part was the networking, it got you meeting people from around the world. The sessions were very insightful, I learned a lot I didn't know about how the world runs, and I got to meet Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel. " - Gene Christian, CGI U 2014 Attendee from MDC

Miami Dade College is proud to be a member of the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, meaning that we provide support and mentorship to students who wish to apply to CGI U. Students selected* to attend CGI U will continue to receive on-going support and can apply for seed funding from MDC for their commitment (limited funding available).

*To attend CGI U, you must be selected and approved by CGI U and MDC (including having at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credits, and be in good academic standing).

Application for groups and individuals are accepted online at CGIU.org. If accepted, attendance is free. The final application deadline to CGI U is Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The early decision deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017(best if you apply early).
Next Steps:

  1. Download the "MDC-CGI U Instructions and Application" immediately and review carefully.
  2. Contact your campus' iCED representative (see below) to let him/her know of your interest.
  3. Develop your commitment to action by completing the application (downloaded in Step 1) and submit it to your campus' iCED representative by Thursday, April 20, 2017 for review and approval.
  4. Submit your approved application at www.cgiu.org by Wednesday, May 10, 2017."

Instructions and Applications

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