Global Gap Year Fellowship
Want to travel the world and help someone in need?
UNC is an internationally renowned University with a long legacy of community service. Interested students can now combine their love for travel and commitment to service by applying for the new Global Gap Year Fellowship, which is open to students who apply by October 21 and are admitted to Carolina.
Admitted for 2014 first-year admission for our Early Action deadline? You can apply now! The deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5 p.m EST. Please also be sure and take a look at our 2014 Global Year Fellowship Application Instructions. Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
The fellowship is made possible by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million aimed at students who would be otherwise financially unable to fund a gap year. This year, UNC will be selecting seven incoming first-year students for a Global Gap Year Fellowship. The fellowship provides $7,500 to each student for use toward a gap year that is committed to service abroad. While you’re free to design your own program, the University and the Campus Y have affiliations with a number of organizations, including Carolina for Kibera and UNC in Malawi.
Housed in the Campus Y, Gap Year Fellows will receive support from staff and students as they prepare for their year abroad. Fellows will integrate their experience into their education when they return to campus with the support of Gappl, a student community dedicated to advocating gap years and supporting gappers and Fellows upon their return.