Global Citizen Year Fellowship

In our first decade, 1000+ Fellows immersed in communities across Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, and Senegal. 

A world ahead

The Fellowship used the power of deep, cultural immersion to equip students with skills and perspectives that can’t be learned in a classroom alone. For eight months, Fellows lived with a host family and apprenticed to local efforts advancing education, health, and sustainability.


An extended immersion

For the equivalent of an academic year, Fellows immersed in a different country and culture where they built language fluency, developed resilience, and became part of a family a world away from home.

Curriculum for deeper understanding

Fellows explored complex global issues through the lens of lived experience. The wrap-around curriculum facilitated the integration of new perspectives into Fellows’ own values and sense of purpose.

A commitment to equity and inclusion

80% of Fellows received some level of need-based financial aid, and more than 30% received a full scholarship. By investing in promising young people who reflect our society’s diversity we’re changing the composition – and operating system – of our future leaders.


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Global Citizen Year is moving forward as part of our new, larger brand: Tilting Futures. New name, same mission, expanded programs and impact.