Global Citizen Year is a gap year fellowship using the power of a deep, global immersion to unlock curiosity, conviction and courage in next generation leaders like you.
Each year we recruit a group of exceptional high school graduates with demonstrated leadership potential. We invest in you - the young people who represent our society’s diversity - and use the formative transition between high school and college to ignite your passion and purpose.
For the equivalent of an academic year, you’ll live with a host family in a community in Africa, Latin America or Asia and apprentice to local efforts advancing education, health and sustainability. Global Citizen Year wraps coaching and curriculum around real-world experience - preparing you in ways that classroom learning alone cannot. By staying longer and going deeper, you’ll develop insights that shape your character, guide you higher education, and ultimately prepare you to work toward shared solutions that advance the greater good.
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