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Feb 13

Global Gap Year Fellowship Application Now Open

Are you an admitted student interested in taking a gap year and enriching your life before you start your journey at UNC? We encourage you to explore Carolina’s Global Gap Year Fellowship—a unique and life-changing opportunity to take a formal pause in your education, traveling the world and performing service on a $7,500 stipend before coming to Carolina. The Global Gap Year Fellowship is the nation’s only college-sponsored gap year program that allows participants to design their own gap year.

Global Gap Year - Phun

During her gap year, Phun H. traveled to Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, building close relationships with students while teaching them English and learning the local Indonesian dialect.

Each year, a group of talented high school seniors become Global Gap Year Fellows. As Fellows, these students will conduct six to 12 months of service around the world while maturing into global citizens and making incredible memories. Following their Global Gap Year Fellowship, the Fellows return to UNC for their first-year fall semester and use their gap-year experiences to enrich the Carolina community.

The Global Gap Year Fellowship is one of many opportunities UNC students have to participate in global service. If you’re interested in applying, please review the application instructions and apply by Monday, March 6, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

What will you do with your Global Gap Year Fellowship?