“Give and Go” in Town and Country
What Global Citizen Year offers requires more than travel. Participants spend a year with a family in a rural area of Africa or Latin America. The program is designed for students as a bridge year between high school and college. Those who are accepted must raise $2,500 from commitments in their own community, and then after an eight-day boot camp at California’s Occidental College and Stanford University, live for nine months with a host family while working on local initiatives such as digital literacy, health clinics, and agricultural projects.