Applications for the Global Citizens Youth Summit 2017 are now closed.
Applications for the Global Citizens Youth Summit 2018 open this Fall.
Before you begin your application, please review the following sections below: Eligibility, Tuition, Financial Aid, Application Checklist and Admissions Timeline.
Please note that all communication throughout the admissions process will take place via email.Apply Nominate
We invite academically motivated, globally conscious and engaged high school students to apply. To attend the Summit, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
You must be between 16 and 18 years old at the Summit to apply. The Summit takes place from Friday, July 28, 2017 through Saturday, August 5, 2017.
If English is not your native language or your school’s primary language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL examination and submit your scores as part of the application. For more information on the TOEFL requirement, please read “TOEFL Scores” below under “Application Checklist.”
You must be able to attend the program in its entirety, arriving Friday, July 28, 2017 and departing Saturday, August 5, 2017.
Acceptance to the program is competitive and therefore will require much advance preparation. The Admissions Committee will only consider applications after all materials listed below have been submitted. Please be sure to follow this checklist throughout the application process to ensure you complete all requirements.
If you run into any issues during the application process or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The application forms will ask for your personal details, contact information, cultural background, parent(s)/guardian(s) information as well as academics and extracurricular activities.
The application fee is $30 and non-refundable. If you are applying for financial aid, you may waive this fee.
You are required to submit a high-resolution passport-style headshot in which your face, head, and shoulders are completely visible.
You must upload an original copy of your official transcripts from the current and past year. For example, if you are on 10th grade, please submit your 9th and 10th grade official transcripts. Submitting altered or misrepresenting transcripts will not be tolerated and will immediately disqualify your application. There are no requirements for scores or GPAs. Please be sure to request your transcript from your school(s) as early as possible!
You must enter the contact information for two recommenders: the first must be a schoolteacher and the second may be a schoolteacher, supervisor, coach, or employer. Recommenders will receive an email with instructions on when and how to submit their letters. You will not be able to submit your application until both letters have been received. Please contact your recommenders as early as possible to allow sufficient time to meet the application deadline.
You must create a 1 to 2-minute video, slideshow, PowerPoint, or other multimedia presentation in digital format that expands on who you are and why you would make a strong addition to the program.
You are required to answer five (5) essay questions on five different topics: purpose, values, leadership, engagement, and insight. Your answers will help provide the Admissions Committee with a more holistic view of who you are and why you would make a strong addition to the program.
If English is not your native language or your school’s primary language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL examination and submit your scores with your application. You may register for the TOEFL online, and take it either online or in-person. You may find more information on test dates, registration, and preparation information online on the TOEFL website. The TOEFL requires adequate preparation and your scores will take time to arrive, so please be sure to schedule your TOEFL test as soon as possible!
If you require financial aid, you must complete the financial aid portion of the online application and upload the most recent income verification documents available for your household.
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The Admissions Committee will only review candidates who have submitted all required materials on time and have fully paid or waived the application fee.
All applicants will receive a notification letter via email regarding the status of acceptance, including waitlist and deferral notices. The acceptance notice will include details of financial aid status, if applicable.
Accepted applicants must pay the program’s full tuition and complete all Mandatory Forms A by April 30, 2017 in order to officially enroll in the program. Applicants who fail to enroll by the deadline will forfeit their place in the program. Applicants on the waitlist will be notified as soon as a place becomes available.
Enrolled applicants will be notified of their enrollment as Scholars and next steps. Scholars must submit all Mandatory Forms B by May 31, 2017 in order to receive access to the program’s online educational and social platform.
GCYS is only the beginning of each Scholar's journey with GCI.
Scholars devise GSPs during GCYS and continue to develop them in collaboration with their mentors during the following nine months, from August to April. Through GCI EdGE, our online platform to facilitate global collaboration, Scholars may also seek guidance from faculty and thought leaders, and share their ideas on their GSPs with their peers and the world.Learn More
Once Scholars begin to implement their GSPs, they become Ambassadors and lifelong members of GCI’s ecosystem of global citizens and leaders. Ambassadors, mentors, faculty, and the GCI community remain in touch in person and online. Through GCI EdGE, they communicate and collaborate together on GSPs as well as other endeavors focused on transforming the world for the better. Ambassadors are also connected to opportunities for seed funding, internships and worthwhile educational programs.
If you are interested to learn more about and support GCI EdGE, please scroll down and click on “Support GCI.”