Global Citizen Year and Dickinson College Partner on Public Service Fellowship

August 20, 2013 –Dickinson College and Global Citizen Year launched a partnership this past year to provide an innovative approach to college affordability. Global Citizen Year is proud to announce our first fellow to be selected for this opportunity – Aden Gilmour.


Dickinson College partners with Global Citizen Year because it recognizes the tremendous positive impact a structured global bridge year can have on a student.

Through this partnership, Fellows who complete a Global Citizen Year prior to matriculating at Dickinson will be eligible for up to $10,000 in tuition credits through the school’s unique Public Service Fellows program. Public Service Fellows also receive priority consideration for positions as resident advisors, community advisors, and other opportunities to further reduce tuition and fees.

Aden Gilmour is from New York.  Having completed his pre-departure training over the summer, he has just arrived in Ecuador, where he will continue to learn and serve as a Global Citizen Year Fellow over the course of the next 8 months. Aden spent time in Brazil as a Rotary exchange student and as a result of that experience he was inspired to seek out a bridge year opportunity.

“Dickinson has been very supportive of my bridge year,” said Gilmour. “My Global Citizen Year gives me the opportunity to pursue travel and service while preparing for my time at Dickinson. The Admissions Office was incredibly supportive, and I’m excited to step into new leadership roles on campus next year.”

To pursue this partnership program, applicants must be granted admission to both Dickinson College and Global Citizen Year. They must also be admitted to Dickinson’s Public Service Fellowship program.

“Global study and engagement is the cornerstone of the Dickinson experience, and we are committed to developing citizen leaders with an interest in service to their communities.,” said Stephanie Balmer, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College. “We look forward to Global Citizen Year Fellows sharing their experiences at Dickinson.”

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About Global Citizen Year

Global Citizen Year is a non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders. By immersing a diverse corps of fellows in developing countries during a “bridge year” after high school, Global Citizen Year prepares them for success in college, careers and our global economy. Global Citizen Year envisions a world in which this bridge year becomes a common expectation and opportunity—transforming education, and unleashing the potential of our next generation as social innovators and global citizens. For more information, visit


About Dickinson College

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages. For more information, visit