Global Citizen Year offers two experiences designed to launch the leaders our world needs now. Both programs select talented students who represent society’s diversity and equip them with the empathy, agency and global network to drive impact today -- and over the course of their lives.
Global Citizen Year Academy: grounded in our pioneering Leadership as a Practice course online is designed as a 5-10 hour per week commitment. The Academy connects you with a global community of young leaders and enriches school, travel, or work with an invaluable ingredient: purpose.
Global Citizen Year Fellowship: Live and work alongside the global majority in Brazil, Ecuador, or India. During your eight month immersion, you’ll become part of a family and apprentices to community efforts advancing education, health and sustainability.
Global Citizen Year Scholarships
Global Citizen Year hopes to offer more scholarships and funding to their students than any other gap year program in the world, and is dedicated to making their experiences affordable. GCY offers 30% of its participants full-tuition scholarships and 80% receive partial scholarships. Merit and need-based scholarships available.