Application & Requirements


The program is only open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. A background in business administration is not required and students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Several projects have components that would be appropriate for students with backgrounds in social work, sustainable development, economics, sociology, advertising, accounting, communications, journalism, accounting, information technology, architecture, international relations, or African studies.

Key requirements include personal maturity and responsibility, a high energy level and enjoyment of hard work, a willingness to learn, and a desire to make a difference. Only 25 students can be accommodated in the program and students interested in participating are encouraged to submit their applications early. View EESA 2022 brochure.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Interested applicants from partner schools should contact their campus EESA director:

All interested applicants from the University of Notre Dame (and any other university not associated with the partner group listed above), must complete the application form and essay below. Your essay should focus on motivations for wanting to participate, evidence of work ethic and problem-solving skills, and the special capabilities, knowledge, skills or background that you would bring to the program.

Interested applicants may also submit the application by mailing it to:

Dr. Michael H. Morris

3169 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46615

Phone: (574) 631-9880