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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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Stanford Radio: Launching Students to Adulthood with guest Abby Falik

Launching Students to Adulthood with guest Abby Falik Stanford Pathfinders with Howard Wolf: Global Citizen Year founder and CEO Abby Falik discusses the importance of taking a year off between college and high school to work on projects in a non-classroom environment. Many call it...

08 January, 2019

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Colorado College Launches Gap Year Research Consortium

Colorado College has been instrumental in the launching of the new Gap Year Research Consortium, a first-of-its-kind consortium bringing together admissions deans and researchers from top colleges and universities to study the outcomes of taking an intentional gap year before college. “As long-time supporters of...

08 January, 2019

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