Why Global Citizen Year?
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
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Global Citizen Year is unlike any other bridge year program. Here’s what sets us apart:
Total Immersion Go deep in a new country, community and culture through 9-months of total immersion. Learn More.
Personalized Apprenticeships Learn about poverty and development from the ground up. Learn More.
A Diverse Cohort Our cohorts reflect our country’s diversity. Each year 80% of our Fellows receive financial aid. Learn More.
Intensive Training Accelerate your learning through world-class training and individualized support. Learn More.
A Lifelong Network Our rigorous selection process identifies the most promising young leaders we can find. Join a network of extraordinary peers. Learn More.