What We Do

Global Citizen Year is an immersive gap year abroad for bold high school grads who are hungry to experience the world and make an impact before college.

Each year we select a diverse cohort of talented Fellows and provide them with opportunities to live and work in Brazil, Ecuador, India, or Senegal during a gap year program before college.

Make an impact

Make an impact

Gain real-world experience in fields like environmental conversation, public health, education, agriculture, or social enterprise (just to name a few).

Live with a family

Live with a Family

Experience a new culture through daily life with your host family – celebrate festivals together, learn to cook from your host mom, play pick up soccer with your siblings.

Make lifelong friends

Make lifelong friends

Join a community of extraordinary young people like you from around the world. Forge lifelong friendships through shared adventures and trainings.

Learn a language

Learn a language

Build fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Wolof, or other local languages.

Maximize College

Maximize College

Arrive on campus refreshed, focused, and with the advantage of real-world experience.