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.
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.
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