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Global Citizen Year Academy Application (Fall 2022 Semester)

Define your purpose and become a leader for a better future with Global Citizen Year Academy! Over the 12 week semester, you'll get to:
  • Identify your strengths, values, and the impact you want to make
  • Learn to drive meaningful change in your community and the world
  • Unlock a network of global opportunities
We’re excited to receive your application!

Eligibility: 
Students worldwide post high school to 21. 
We actively encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and economic status. 

Timing: September 11 - December 2, 2022 (4 hours per week)

Tuition: $5,000 (financial aid & scholarships available)

Application Deadlines: 
Priority Deadline: May 25, 2022
Final Deadline: June 29, 2022

Directions:
Please complete the application in English.

Personal Information

Use your primary email (e.g. not an email associated with your school).
This list is curated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Please pick the closest fit option. If you are unable to find an option that fits, we welcome you to further describe your cultural community below.
This list is curated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Please pick the closest fit option. If you are unable to find an option that fits, we welcome you to further describe your cultural community below.
Enter your birthday in this format (MM/DD/YYYY). Students must be 21 or younger to be eligible.
(i.e., he/him/his, they/them/theirs)
Enter your graduation date in this format (MM/DD/YYYY).
United World Colleges (UWC) is an international network of schools and educational programmes with the shared aim of "making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.”
If you’re not sure you are a participant of one of our partner programs, find out more about our student recruitment partner organizations and available scholarships here!
Global Citizen Year Academy programming is taught in English. Therefore, participants will need a certain level of English proficiency to comfortably and effectively engage with the program.
Location
From where will you be attending your Global Citizen Year Academy classes?
This list is curated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Please pick the closest fit option.

Your Mailing Address
This list is curated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Please pick the closest fit option.

Parent/Guardian Information

If you are accepted, Global Citizen Year will share the good news with your parent or guardian and ask them to sign your enrollment agreement. By sharing their email, you consent to us contacting them if you are accepted. At least one parent/guardian's information is required.

Parent/Guardian #2 (optional)

Financial Aid

Tuition for Global Citizen Year Academy is $5,000 USD. We are proud to award need-based scholarships to qualified applicants of all backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to afford the Academy. We also know that people from the global south and people who identify as BIPOC are underrepresented in positions of leadership and disproportionately impacted by income inequality. Therefore, our scholarships target individuals without the means to afford the Academy, with a need- and demographically-aware philosophy to ensure that we are giving access to traditionally underserved groups.

 

Each semester, we carefully review all incoming scholarship applications, and regularly have more outstanding candidates than scholarships available. 

 

If you cannot afford the tuition, please indicate below that you would like to apply for a scholarship. If accepted, you'll receive instructions to complete the financial aid application (more info here).

 

Students requesting a need-based scholarship to participate in the Academy must complete the financial aid application . Instructions will be emailed to accepted students and can also be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Share Your Story

Video Prompt - This is your chance to show us who you are - literally! In a 2-3 minute video, introduce yourself and tell us why you want to join Global Citizen Year Academy.

Please make sure you answer at least one of the three questions below:
  • What about the Global Citizen Year Academy excites you?
  • What are your goals for the Academy as a learning experience?
  • Who do you hope to meet in the Global Citizen Year Academy
You can speak directly to the camera or get as creative as you want. After we watch this video, we want to feel like we know you!


You can either, record your video directly below OR upload a video you have already created (recommended for applicants who may have issues with internet speed)


Here are some tips on making a great application video.

**If you are having technical issues with the video recorder you can create your video elsewhere and upload it below. Email admissions@globalcitizenyear.org if you have any questions - we can help you!**


Psst… to start recording a video, click the “Record” button in the bottom right corner of the video screen. 
 
If you have recorded your video, be sure to select a thumbnail image at the end!
Please read these final statements before you submit your application.

The time commitment for the Academy is 4 hours per week over 12 weeks. The experience is designed to be compatible with college, work, or gap years. We offer multiple course sections to accommodate different time zones and schedules. Student will have the opportunity to select the course time that works best for them.  Applicants will only be guaranteed enrollment in the Academy after Global Citizen Year’s receipt and approval of all required documents & forms.
The Academy is a virtual program that requires a stable internet connection, a working webcam and keyboard,  and a computer that is compatible with the Minerva Forum™ platform. Please confirm that you have reviewed the Academy technology requirements