How to Apply
Update on 2021-2022 Global Citizen Year Fellowship
Global Citizen Year remains deeply concerned about the global spread of COVID-19. Since January 2019 we have been closely monitoring the spread and impact of the virus on travel restrictions, and many other implications for our community. We are in close consultation with international health and pandemics experts, as well as monitoring guidance from the CDC and the WHO. We have spent the past days, weeks and months pouring over data and assessing the viability of running our global Fellowship in 2021.
__It is with heavy hearts but clear minds that we announce that we are not re-launching our Fellowship in August 2021. __
1. Online Application
Apply online in just 1-2 hours. No test scores required! Our selective admissions process is designed to get to know you as a whole person, not a number.
The strongest applicants are invited to interview with a staff member or alum. This is your opportunity to share your story and ask questions about the program.
3. Admissions Decision
Within just 2-3 weeks of your interview, you'll receive the admissions decision.
4. Final Review
(1) Select your country: We'll provide a detailed country guide to help you confidently choose your destination.
(2) Apply for financial aid: We offer both merit and need-based aid. For need-based aid, you'll submit your FAFSA or CSS Profile and fill out a short form about your family’s financial situation.
(3) Complete a medical form: Schedule a visit with your doctor to complete a medical form confirming that your health and well-being can be maintained during 8 months abroad.
5. Become a Fellow
You're in! After we confirm your country, financial aid award, and medical review status, you'll have 2 weeks to send in a $500 deposit and reserve your spot as an official Global Citizen Year Fellow. Let the adventure begin!