Applicants to Colby College who are interested in pursuing a pre-college gap year are encouraged to consider the following opportunity.
Colby College collaborates with Global Citizen Year to offer an 8-month global immersion and leadership training program in one of the following four locations: Brazil, Ecuador, India or Senegal. Global Citizen Year Fellows live with a host family and apprentice to a local organization working in education, health or sustainability. This approach is aligned with Colby’s mission to educate and inspire engaged global citizens.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please consult Global Citizen Year’s website for application materials and upcoming deadlines. If you indicate on your application that you are also applying to Colby College, Global Citizen Year will fast track your application, guarantee you a final interview, and consider you for their available pool of need-based financial aid. They will also inform Colby Admissions when your application to Global Citizen Year is complete.
If you are accepted to both Colby College and Global Citizen Year, our Admissions team will defer both your admission offer and financial aid package for one year to allow you to participate in this transformative year of cross-cultural immersion and self-discovery.