It’s not your typical freshman year, it’s not a traditional gap year, and it’s not a study abroad program. It’s a year of deep experience in the real world, outside the classroom — and it will impact you in ways you can hardly yet imagine. Learn more about our unique program experience and see if Global Citizen Year might be right for you.
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.