Global Citizen Year is committed to unlocking the potential of emerging leaders, regardless of background or socio-economic status.
Because we believe that the ability to pay should not be a barrier to participation, we offer generous need-based financial aid to Fellows who would not otherwise be able to participate, and work with each family to determine an appropriate tuition.
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.