Your fellow Fellow!

Your fellow Fellow is your rock, your adventure buddy, your cheerleader and support system. Someone to laugh with at all the absurd moments that come with navigating a new culture and language.

From sharing long bus rides together to dancing like mad under the stars to comparing mosquito bites, there’s some weird bonding magic that only happens when you’re on a gap year together!

And the friendship doesn’t end when you hop on your plane ride home — when you join Global Citizen Year you’re joining a network for life. Years from now, these friends are the ones you can call up when you’re couchsurfing in a new city, want to practice your Hindi, backpack together through South America, or get career advice.

This crew of Fellows is your network for life!

Stories from Fellows like you

See why Fellows consider their cohort a second family!

“What I’ve found here is an immediate community and family that is absolutely unexplainable. An unbelievably diverse family, with brothers and sisters from all over the world, who all feel my struggle, want the same things, and crave the adventure and love I continually seek. A family that has dared to pave a different path and live without regrets.”

– Abi Bethke (Ecuador ’17, Vassar College)

Check out this video of Fellows describing what the Global Citizen Year cohort is like!