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When does the program start and end?

Take Action Lab is a semester-long program. It runs for 4 months. The first month of the program is a virtual training that takes place remotely. The main three months of the program take place in in-country. Fall '23 Program Dates: August 14 to December 14, 2023 Spring '24 Program Dates: February 5 to June 6, 2024

What does Global Citizen Year expect of its students in the Take Action Lab?

To help each student reach their potential, Global Citizen Year requires that all students and staff each assume responsibility for creating a positive, productive learning environment.

  • Program Participation: Actively participate in all aspects of the Global Citizen Year program.
  • Owning their Experience: Take ownership and responsibility for their experience, finding opportunities in the challenges they face.
  • Responsible Judgment and Decision-making: Make responsible decisions that promote the safety, health, and overall well-being and dignity of themselves and others.
  • Practice Good Self-care: Take intentional actions to care for physical and mental health in order to support optimal health and learning.
  • Know yourself, and know the world around you: Global Citizen Year believes that behavior is core to who we are, and that our decisions and actions should reflect our Core Competencies.

When are the application deadlines?

Application deadlines vary by semester, you can find the relevant deadlines for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 cohorts below: Fall '23:

  • First Deadline: March 7, 2023
  • Final Deadline: May 11, 2023
Spring '24
  • First Deadline: March 7, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: May 11, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: September 6, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 11, 2023