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When does the program start and end?

Take Action Lab is a semester-long program that runs for 4 months. The first month of the program is a virtual learning experience that takes place remotely and prepares you for three months of in-country immersive programming.

  • Spring 2024┬áProgram Dates: February 5 to May 31, 2024
  • Fall 2024┬áProgram Dates: August 12 - December 6, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Program Dates: February 3 - May 30, 2025

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?

Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

  • First: Sept 6
  • Priority: Oct 11
  • Regular: Mar 15
  • Final: Apr 19
  Spring 2025 Application Deadlines
  • First: Mar 15
  • Priority: Apr 19
  • Regular: Sep 4
  • Final: Oct 4