We offer rolling admissions, so you can turn in your application at any time and we’ll start reviewing it immediately.
The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 program are:
Sept 5, 2018 // Dec 5, 2018 // March 5, 2019 // May 10, 2019
The full cost of tuition is $32,500. To date, 80% of our Fellows have received a partial scholarship, and 30% of those have received a full ride. We offer both merit and need-based scholarships and are committed to making our program accessible. Get more info on our Scholarships and Financial Aid here.
Global Citizen Year is proud to offer unique partnerships with Allegheny College, Colby College, Dickinson College, Lafayette College, and Tufts University. Learn more about our college partnerships on our FAQs page.
Brazil, Ecuador, India or Senegal for your gap year? The choice is yours! In your application, you’ll indicate your first through fourth country choices. We’re able to match almost all students with their top pick. Check out our country quiz to find out which country is the best match for you, and learn more about our programs in Brazil, Ecuador, India and Senegal.
We’re now accepting applications from current juniors/rising seniors for our 2019-2020 program cycle. Freshman and sophomores can fill out our interest form here so we can let you know when your application cycle opens.
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. We make it easy to pick an interview time online – please do so within 10 days of receiving your invitation.
During this time you will…
Pick Your Country: We’ll share more information and you’ll fill out a short country matching survey to tell us which is the best fit for you.
Apply for Financial Aid: We offer both merit and need-based aid. For need-based aid, you will give us your FAFSA or CSS Profile and fill out another short form about your family’s financial situation.
Send Us Your Medical Forms: Schedule a visit with your doctor to complete a medical form. Our team reviews each applicant’s medical history to check that your health and well-being can be maintained during 8 months abroad.