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GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR.

A WORLD AHEAD.

The gap year experience that gives you the foundation you need to become a changemaker.

In the photo: Alcyone Magana, Ecuador ’15, Watson University

GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR.

A WORLD AHEAD.

The gap year experience that gives you the foundation you need to become a changemaker.

In the photo: Karina Lisboa Basund, Senegal ’17, New York University Abu Dhabi

GET THE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND PERSPECTIVES TO BREAK OUT FROM THE EXPECTED.

 

Our gap year is designed to support you at every step, but with the freedom to create an experience of your own.

Leadership

Training

 

It begins at Stanford where you’ll learn from innovators making global impact – from Airbnb, Google, Change.org and beyond.

Global Immersion & Apprenticeships

 

Embark on a journey of immersive homestays, language learning, local apprenticeships, and enriching seminars.

Lifelong

Network

 

Start college (and your career) with the network of Global Citizen Year behind you.

TAKE GLOBAL ISSUES HEAD ON

 

Learn to make a responsible impact in environmental conservation, public health, agriculture, education, or social enterprise in countries around the world.

GET ACCESS TO THOUGHT LEADERS

AND INNOVATORS

 

Our partners give fellows a unique perspective into the world’s most innovative companies and institutions.

NO TWO DAYS ARE EVER THE SAME

Help rehabilitate otters, harvest strawberries, teach English, or support fair trade businesses. Discover what extraordinary things fellows can do abroad.

In the photo: Ian Frank, Ecuador ’15, documentary filmmaker

ALUMNI ARE WORKING TO RESHAPE INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, AND THE WORLD

TESLA, JP MORGAN, ACLU, UNITED NATIONS

 

Top companies and organizations across the globe hire Fellows after college

GATES & FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

 

 

Alumni, distinguished by their Global Citizen Year, achieve competitive grants and fellowships.

92% OF ALUMNI ARE STIMULATED AT WORK

 

Alumni report working at engaging jobs, compared to 39% of college graduates nationally.

HEAR FROM FELLOWS AND PARENTS

FELLOW / SENEGAL

New Continent, New Family

– Erik Oline

 

I turned around to the open arms of an inviting, welcoming home and family (yes, all 23 of them). I spent my first afternoon getting a tour of the family farm from my brother Ndongo. The farm is a little slice of heaven…

 

 

PARENT / BRAZIL

A trip to Floripa

– Shih-Hung Shieh

 

They leave the confines of home and mature into intelligent, compassionate, cosmopolitan citizens of the world who are able to converse about global issues, empathize with cultures, peoples and ways of life that are different than what they have known…

FELLOW / INDIA

This is how I will save the world.

– Indiana Nunez

 

The world does not need us to save it; it needs us to understand it. Perhaps to help is not to give after all, but rather to empower…

 

 

CURIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR?

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START.

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