Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Global Engagement Opportunity 1X (GEO 1X)

SSI GEO 1X is a joint initiative of the Center for Civic Leadership, Student Success Initiatives, and the Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development Program to provide first generation and/or low-income students an introductory international experience focused on STEM outreach. The inaugural GEO 1X will be in Quito, Ecuador, over Spring Break (March 9-18, 2018).

Participating students will teach STEM education workshops to K-12 students and train Ecuadorian college students to deliver the curriculum going forward. Students will also participate in a variety of cultural immersion activities. Prior to traveling to Ecuador, SSI and CCL staff will hold regular meetings that introduce students to critical service and the local cultural context. Schlumberger will host a series of workshops to train students in the STEM curriculum that they will deliver in Ecuador. Upon return, students will reflect on their experience and make a formal presentation to Rice and Schlumberger.

Cost to Student: $0 (all expenses covered—airfare, housing, food, transportation, cultural activities, passports, etc.)


Eligibility: first gen and/or low-income students of all majors—this is not a STEM program! Must have a demonstrated commitment to service and education access or sustainability. Preference will be given to returning students and those with limited international travel experience.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018