Welcome to the Global Citizen Year Application!
This is the first step towards your bridge year journey and we hope you are excited to get started! Our application gives you an opportunity to share your excitement with us while reflecting on why this is the right next step for you. We can’t wait to get to know you better throughout this process.
How do I get started?
- Graduating in 2015? Click here to start your application
- Graduating after 2015? Fill out this Interest Form and we will keep you updated.
What does the process look like?
Stage Description Timeline
APPLY Click here to start your application today! Submit your application as soon as possible. Apply by Dec 1st for Priority Decision.
INTERVIEW Interview with a Global Citizen Year alumni or staff member. Receive interview invitation within 2 weeks of submitting application
ACCEPTANCE Welcome to Global Citizen Year! Receive admissions decision within 2 weeks of completing your interview
What happens after I am accepted?
When should I apply?
We offer an ongoing or “rolling” admissions process which offers specific advantages to applying early, as outlined below. This means that we will review applications as we receive them. Opportunities for financial aid and country placement consideration become limited as we build our class, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
Round Apply By Why?
Priority Decision December 1st, 2014 Receive priority consideration for:
1. Financial Aid
2. Country Choice
3. Early Notification
4. Visa Processing
Regular Decision March 1st, 2015 This round typically has the highest volume of applicants, which means that financial aid and country matching consideration may be limited. Fellows who plan to be away for some or most of the summer should plan on applying Priority or Regular Decision to allow more time for obtaining a passport, visa, and completing other necessary tasks.
Final Decision May 15th, 2015 Applicants wishing to apply during this period should be aware that country choice is limited, as is financial aid, and the process is conducted on an accelerated timeline.
Global Citizen Year currently partners with three universities to provide additional opportunities for Global Citizen Year Fellows. If you are interested in being considered for any of these opportunities, please follow the application instructions below.
Eugene Lang College/Global Citizen Year Fellowship: This program offers selected students the opportunity to earn credit at the Eugene Lang College. Students will complete coursework while on their Global Citizen Year as part of this joint Fellowship. **How to Apply: The Eugene Lang College is part of The New School. Students need to apply to both The New School and Global Citizen Year.
Tufts University 1+4 Bridge Year Program: This program enables incoming freshman at Tufts University to take a bridge year before they start their freshman year. This program is exclusively for students who are accepted to Tufts University. **How to Apply: Students should apply directly to Tufts University.
Dickinson College Bridge Year Program: Through this program, applicants who have successfully completed their Global Citizen Year are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to Dickinson College**How to Apply: Students should apply directly to Dickinson College.
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