How to Apply
2021 Fellowship Application Closed
Given current developments and projections for COVID-19, we have made the extremely difficult decision to suspend our 2020-2021 Global Citizen Year Fellowship which was set to start August 2020. If you'd like to be notified when we open applications for next year's program starting in August 2021, you can request information here.
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!