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In the photo: Joana Dizon, Ecuador '16

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Global Citizen Year is an immersive gap year abroad for bold high school grads who are hungry to experience the world and make an impact before college.

 Get detailed descriptions of our programs in Brazil, Ecuador, India, or Senegal by requesting info below.

Fellow Jaxom Moore on his gap year in Ecuador

MAKE AN IMPACT

Gain real-world experience in fields like environmental conversation, public health, education, agriculture, or social enterprise (just to name a few).

LEARN A LANGUAGE

Build fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Wolof, or other local languages.

LIVE WITH A FAMILY

Experience a new culture through daily life with your host family – celebrate festivals together, learn to cook from your host mom, play pick up soccer with your siblings.

MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS

Join a community of extraordinary young people like you from around the world. Forge lifelong friendships through shared adventures and trainings.

MAXIMIZE COLLEGE

Arrive on campus refreshed, focused, and with the advantage of real-world experience.

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If you’re curious about taking a bridge year, this is a great place to start. Tell us a little bit about yourself below and get exclusive info about our gap year program.


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Already started college? Unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. If you're a 2017 high school graduate, and want to apply for our 2018-19 class, please email admissions@globalcitizenyear.org


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Leave your comfort zone. Try the new food, talk to the stranger, make mistakes, and embrace the uncertainty. Allow yourself to do things that the old you - the high school you - would never have done.``

- Emily Hanna, Senegal '12, Western Washington University

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