Yes, international students are strongly encouraged to apply!
If you’ve already started college or have graduated from college, unfortunately, you are not eligible for Global Citizen Academy. The experience is designed for students who are in the unique transition period between high school and college.
Yes, if you have done some junior college you are still eligible to apply.
If you have not yet graduated from high school, you are not yet eligible to apply for Global Citizen Academy. The experience is designed for students who are in the unique transition period between high school and college.
Minerva’s Forum platform facilitates an incredible learning experience when everyone is able to participate fully. To ensure your success as a learner in class, we encourage you to follow these best practices:
We are pleased to offer a sliding scale model for Global Citizen Academy with tuition ranging from $500 (deposit only) to $7,500 (full tuition). We ask that you pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. For more details, visit our page on Tuition & Financial Aid.
Visit globalcitizenyear.org/academy/apply to submit your application.
The early admissions deadline is June 30 and the final admissions deadline is July 30. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
You can expect to receive your admissions decision within 2 weeks of applying. If you need your admissions decision sooner (for example because of a college decision deadline), please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss fast-tracking your application.
Global Citizen Academy is designed for hopeful and determined high school grads who are ready to get in the arena, level up and lead. We are looking to build a well-rounded global cohort that brings a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to self-reflection, learning, and collaboration.
Global Citizen Academy’s curriculum is designed to develop leadership skills from the inside out. Visit our Experience Page for full course descriptions and a sample schedule. Learning outcomes include:
Yes. Students have the option of receiving 4 college credits for the Global Systems & Society course. Accrediation is through Minerva Schools at KGI and requires an additional $300 fee.
Learn more about Minerva’s cutting-edge Forum learning platform here.
Global Citizen Academy requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week, intentionally leaving you time for independent exploration of issues and projects you’re passionate about or for earning income. You could get involved with voter registration and political campaigning. You could virtually volunteer with the Smithsonian, Translators Without Borders, Amnesty International, Sunrise Movement, or many other worthwhile causes. You could learn how to code, play a new instrument, grow your own food, or speak a new language. You could create a photography portfolio, youtube channel, or blog. However you choose to follow your curiosity, Global Citizen Academy will provide a wrap-around structure to support you in reaching your goals.
Global Citizen Academy requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week, intentionally leaving you time to independently pursue other projects, programs, or employment. So long as you can manage the time commitments for both pursuits, Global Citizen Academy can enhance your independent projects, programs or work by providing a meaningful layer of structure, support, and purpose.
The inaugural semester will run from August 31 - December 18, 2020.
Students should plan for an average weekly commitment of 10-15 hours a week. Each week students will engage in:
Stay tuned! You can fill out an Interest Form to get the latest updates on Global Citizen Academy.
We will have multiple course sections to accommodate different time zones and schedules. We will decide on the times once we know what works for the global cohort, and we'll do our absolute best to make sure every Fellow can join a session that works for them!