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Global Citizen Year is an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise on a mission to make it normal to choose a bridge year; an experience after high school that builds self-awareness, global skills, and grit – the foundations for success in college and beyond.

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Through a mixture of world-class training, structured immersion and a local apprenticeship, we support our Fellows as they embark on a transformative experience that provides an unparalleled opportunity to see the world—and themselves—through a dramatically different lens. The end of extreme poverty is within reach for the first time in history, and now's your moment to be a part of the solution.

Stories

  1. Artikel: Families Brace Themselves as Climate Change Threatens Catastrophe in Ecuador
    WirkungUmweltschutz

    Families Brace Themselves as Climate Change Threatens Catastrophe in Ecuador

    17. Februar 2017|Global Citizen Year

    Dramatic changes in climate are a real concern for Ecuadorian families. Mehr...

  2. Artikel: This Indigenous Community in Ecuador Is Overcoming Centuries of Oppression
    Citizenship

    This Indigenous Community in Ecuador Is Overcoming Centuries of Oppression

    3. November 2016|Global Citizen Year

    After centuries of oppression, this community finally won full citizenship Mehr...

  3. Artikel: Economic development starts with empowering girls
    Frauenrechte

    Economic development starts with empowering girls

    23. Mai 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Meet Ana, a young girl in Brazil with big dreams Mehr...

  4. Artikel: Mining threatens the health of the Gambie River and of the communities that depends on it
    Wasser & Hygiene

    Mining threatens the health of the Gambie River and of the communities that depends on it

    20. Mai 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Gold mining could compromise the river at the center of this Senegalese village Mehr...

  5. Artikel: Malia’s decision to take a gap year isn’t just good for her — it’s good for the country, entrepreneur says
    Citizenship

    Malia’s decision to take a gap year isn’t just good for her — it’s good for the country, entrepreneur says

    4. Mai 2016|Global Citizen Year

    The founder of Global Citizen Year speaks about the value of gap years after Malia Obama’s decision. Mehr...

  6. Artikel: How Malia Obama could open the floodgates for bridge years
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    How Malia Obama could open the floodgates for bridge years

    Ein Beitrag von Joe McCarthy|3. Mai 2016|Global Citizen Year

    If the president of the United States thinks it's a good idea, it's probably worth considering. Mehr...

  7. Artikel: Abuelita's hands and other reflections on colonialism
    Citizenship

    Abuelita's hands and other reflections on colonialism

    4. April 2016|Global Citizen Year

    The indigenous Kichwa people still face exploitation and discrimination. Mehr...

  8. Artikel: Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal
    Frauenrechte

    Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal

    Ein Beitrag von Maria Morava|26. März 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Mothers are joining hands to protect their daughters from the skin-lightening industry Mehr...

  9. Artikel: Dear high school students...
    Citizenship

    Dear high school students...

    Ein Beitrag von Brooke Donner|25. März 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Tell colleges why you, not why your resume. Mehr...

  10. Artikel: How one man is transforming education in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    How one man is transforming education in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Ein Beitrag von Joan Hanawi|14. März 2016|Global Citizen Year

    In Ecuador, indigenous people are often looked down upon as poor, uneducated simpletons. Mehr...