I knew this experience would be formative for [Our Daughter], but it exceeded my expectations. The girl who left home in September returned to us as a young woman. SHE found her voice in Brazil."
Parent of 2011 Fellow in Brazil
Many people think a gap year is a privilege for wealthy kids. Others think a gap year program is a remedial option for kids who are "off-track". Our mission is to reframe the traditional gap year as a Bridge Year. With Global Citizen Year you aren't falling into a 'gap'; instead you are crossing the bridge that will launch you from one life stage to the next. Let's stop calling it a gap year; and start calling it a bridge year.
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