Why Global Citizen Year?

**We are continuing to see exceptional applicants so we have extended our deadline until JUNE 1ST. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please reach out to us at applications@globalcitizenyear.org if you have any questions.**


  • Develop your leadership
    • Become fluent in a new language and culture
    • Learn alongside global experts
    • Undergo critical leadership training in the US & abroad
  • Uncover your passions
    • Dive deep into your interests, on your own time and terms
    • Find meaningful ways to have an impact through your work
  • Make the most of college
    • Arrive on campus with a clear sense of purpose
    • Gain clear experience to apply to any academic setting
    • Prepare yourself to stand out in applications and interviews – in college, and beyond
  • Join the movement
    • Become part of a talented network of diverse, young leaders
    • Be at the forefront of the movement to re-imagine education and leadership in America



 Global Citizen Year is unlike any other bridge year program.  Here’s what sets us apart:

Total ImmersionGo deep in a new country, community and culture through 9-months of total immersion. Learn More.
Personalized ApprenticeshipsLearn about poverty and development from the ground up. Learn More.
A Diverse CohortOur cohorts reflect our country’s diversity. Each year 80% of our Fellows receive financial aid. Learn More.
Intensive TrainingAccelerate your learning through world-class training and individualized support. Learn More.
A Lifelong NetworkOur rigorous selection process identifies the most promising young leaders we can find. Join a network of extraordinary peers. Learn More.

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