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Our Immersive Learning Program that faces global issues head on.
Become part of the change…

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Grow your perspective
and sense of agency

Our research-backed curriculum and apprenticeships with local organizations will help you explore your place in the world, decipher the systems you aspire to change, and figure out how to get started.

Turn your intent into positive impact

Develop skills for responsible and sustainable action, first through our online Foundations Course and then through hands-on experience working on causes you care about.

Join a global community of changemakers

Tilters explore issues from diverse perspectives together with new friends, mentors, and our onsite team. You’ll discover how your visions for the future connect, expand and inspire, while becoming part of a lifelong alumni network.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Live, work, and learn in this vibrant multicultural, historically layered city. You’ll apprentice with organizations advancing universal human rights through food security, education, women’s rights, youth empowerment, and services for refugees and migrants.

Concentration: Human Rights

Upcoming Terms: August 2024 and February 2025

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New Country ...coming soon!

Take Action Lab is expanding! In 2025, we’ll offer an immersive learning program focused on climate and environment in a new country that will run concurrently with South Africa. Get excited, and stay tuned!

Concentration: Climate & Environment

Upcoming Terms: TBA

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How you’ll grow in self discovery, and global orientation.

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Explore how your experiences and identities have shaped your view of the world and yourself.


Develop habits for a fulfilling and purpose-driven life.


Define your goals, and set your compass for your future.

Approach issues with a new POV, tuned in to the connections between people, communities, and planet.
Challenge and open up your worldview.


Practice leading and living with empathy.
Don’t just adapt to the future — tilt it.



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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.