As the world is becoming an increasingly connected ecosystem, knowing more than one language is an important step in embracing the cultures that surround you. With over 6,500 different languages spoken around the world, it can be difficult to know which the most useful languages to learn are. So, how do you know where to start when deciding on a second language to learn? Whether you are looking to take a [gap year](https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/content/why-take-a-gap-year/), broaden your horizons, or start a career where being bilingual is an advantage we’ve got you covered.Read More
Here are a few ways to connect with people and cultures around the world.Read More
After sitting in a classroom for so many years, it's natural for you to feel an itch for adventure and independence. A gap year travel program is an exciting and fulfilling way to volunteer abroad for a newly graduated student after high school.Read More
Are you thinking about taking a gap year after college or high school? A gap year can be a great way to transition from high school to college and uncover your passions and purpose in life. Consider the many benefits of a gap year.Read More
Below are the steps you need to take to enroll in a gap year program today.Read More
If you're looking for a bridge year program, you already have the first quality we look for in a candidate: an eagerness to spend one of the biggest years of your life doing something incredible. [Global Citizen Year](httsp://www.globalcitizenyear.org/) is a bridge year program for students transitioning from [high school](https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/content/best-gap-year-programs/) to college. And the experience is something that [no high school or college classroom could ever replicate](https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/program-overview/).Read More
Are you ready to go abroad, but not sure what to bring? Check out our Ultimate Travel Checklist to make sure you've got all your bases covered!Read More
With all the programs out there for students in high school to volunteer abroad, how do you choose what's best? The best programs are the ones that provide students like you with life changing experiences that have an impact.Read More
Curious about the differences between a gap year and a gap semester? Read on to learn what they are!Read More
There are many options other than college and a single career track. University immediately after high school — while a great choice for many — is not the best choice for everyone.Read More
How do you find the best gap year programs and opportunities for after high school? And how do you choose the best one for you? Knowing what is important can help you narrow down your search and make an informed decision.Read More
We are in the age of self improvement. There are hundreds of books filled with self help tips, many of which you can find on The New York Times “Best Sellers List”. People are eating healthier, exercising more, and overall, trying to live a better life. By focusing on your own self betterment, you are slowly changing how you see the world around you. Remember the old adage that change starts within. Knowing how to better yourself lets you become more compassionate, empathetic, loving, and have a more positive impact on society.Read More
You may have heard that an increasing number of people are taking gap years after they graduate from high school and before starting college. So, why study abroad? This kind of travel abroad is important in helping you to learn, grow, and have vastly different experiences than would otherwise be possible, all at a relatively young age. Curious as to how it accomplishes this? Keep reading!Read More
An intentional gap year between high school and college can be an amazing life-changing experience, but we know this choice isn’t right for everyone. If you’re considering a gap year, answer the following questions to see if a gap year is a good fit for you.Take the quiz!
At Global Citizen Year, you’ll find diverse gappers from every background imaginable. Poets, inventors, athletes and mathletes all form a tight community. Take the quiz to learn about what type of gapper you might be and hear stories from Fellows like you!Take the quiz!
You might be surprised by the wide range of famous actors, innovators, athletes, musicians, politicians, activists, and authors who have all taken gap years. No matter where your aspirations lie, taking a purposeful gap year can be a great way to hone your passions and get a world ahead.Take the quiz!