Application Overview

Welcome to the Global Citizen Year Application!

**Our application will open within the next month, so if you are graduating in 2016 or afterwards, please fill out our Interest Form here. We will notify you when the application opens.

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.

** Please Note: Global Citizen Year is committed to making our program financially accessible to students with the passion and potential to succeed as a Fellow. If you are accepted to Global Citizen Year, you will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid after completing your application, interview, and receiving your acceptance notification.

How do I get started?

  • Graduating after 2016? Fill out this Interest Form and we will keep you updated.

When is the best time to apply?

The best time is now. We offer a “rolling” admissions process, so the first applications we receive are the first we consider. We will review applications as we receive them. Opportunities for financial aid and country placement consideration become limited as we build our class. When making exciting choices for your life, sooner is way better than later!

RoundApply ByWhy?
Priority DecisionDecember 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm PSTReceive priority consideration for:
1. Financial Aid
2. Country Choice
3. Early Notification
4. Visa Processing
Regular DecisionMarch 4th 2015 at 11:59pm PSTThis 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 DecisionMay 13th, 2015 at 11:59pm PSTApplicants 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.

What happens after I submit my application?

APPLYClick here to start your application today!Submit your application as soon as possible. Apply by Dec 1st for Priority Decision.
INTERVIEWInterview with a Global Citizen Year alumni or staff member. Receive interview invitation within 2 weeks of submitting application
ACCEPTANCEWelcome to Global Citizen Year! Receive admissions decision within 2 weeks of completing your interview

What happens after I am accepted?

CLEARANCEComplete the following forms:
1. Financial Aid Application (if applicable)
2. Country Matching Survey
3. Medical Forms
Receive Clearance within 2 weeks of completing all three forms.
BECOME A FELLOW!Once you receive your Clearance, send in your deposit and paperwork to officially join Global Citizen Year! Deposit and paperwork due within 2 weeks of receiving Clearance.

College Partnerships

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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