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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE DCPS and CPS GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR FELLOWSHIPS

Today Global Citizen Year is thrilled to announce our first cohort of Fellowship winners through our ground-breaking new partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Washington D.C. Public Schools (DCPS). Last fall both CPS and DCPS led a district-wide nomination process to identify highly motivated...

29 May, 2019

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Abby Falik: The Golden Ticket Money Can’t Buy: Purpose

May 1, 2019 Today is College Decision Day, and high school seniors around the country are navigating the complexity of selecting a school with an added twist: the recent (and ever-widening) college admissions scandal. While it’s been a dark moment for our self-perceived meritocracy, the...

06 May, 2019

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UNC’s Global Gap Year Fellowship Expands in Partnership with Global Citizen Year

Today the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced an exciting new partnership with Global Citizen Year that will help the University keep up with the growing demands of students who seek long-term, transformative gap year experiences abroad. Resources from an anonymous donor will...

16 January, 2019

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Global Citizen Year Announces 12 New College Partnerships

Colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing the tangible benefits of students taking a meaningful gap year before arriving on campus. Global Citizen Year is excited to be a catalyst in advancing this trend, as highlighted in recent coverage by the Wall Street Journal and the...

11 January, 2019

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The Wall Street Journal: Welcome to College. Now Take a Year Off

By Melissa Korn Colleges are offering financial aid to entice admitted students to stay away for a year. Gap years, long popular in Europe, have gained ground in the U.S. not just for wealthy teens who can afford a lengthy vacation, but also for students of...

08 January, 2019

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Harvard Business School Alumni Podcast: Bridging the Gap with Abby Falik

Global Citizen Year founder Abby Falik on why kids need to find their purpose before freshman year When Abby Falik was 18 years old and getting ready to graduate from high school, she found herself wanting to stretch. She was hungry for a kind of deep life...

08 January, 2019

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