Fellows are participants in the GCI Fellowship.

They are outstanding and engaged global citizens from around the world with an innate commitment to build a better tomorrow and catalyze positive change.


Our 10-month Fellowship equips young global citizens with the mindset, skills and resources necessary to become effective and ethical global leaders.







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GCI Summit 2019 in Tokyo

"GCI cultivates a diverse community of global leaders who can, together and in collaboration with others, meaningfully advance inclusion, freedom, and justice for all, and tackle the challenges brought about by globalization, as identified in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This is important work because we need, urgently, more leaders like these."

Dr. Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of the

Practice in International Education,

International Education Policy,

Harvard Graduate School of Education


Become a Fellow


AGE 16-18


Applicants must be between 16 and 18 years of age the first day of the Summit.



Applicants must commit to the duration of the 10-month Fellowship, attending the Summit in its entirety and collaborating with their Mentors for the duration of the nine-month Mentorship.



If English is not an applicant's native language or their school's primary language of instruction, applicants must take an English language exam and submit their scores as part of the application. 




Tuition for the Fellowship is $5,900 and includes Summit room and board, academic materials and activity fees.

Travel expenses are not included.

FINANCIAL AID: A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. We encourage you to apply for financial aid if you require assistance in meeting the cost of attendance.


  • Online Application (Applicant and Parent Information)

  • Essays

  • 1-minute Introductory Video

  • Two Recommendation Letters

  • School reports

  • English language test scores, if first language or secondary school's language of instruction is not English


Acceptance to the program is competitive and therefore will require much advanced preparation. A parent or guardian will be required to fill out some parts of the application.

The online application for the GCI Fellowship 2020 will open on December 2, 2019.

The application for the GCI Fellowship 2020 will open on December 2, 2019.

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Become a Mentor

We welcome Mentors from around the world and all industry backgrounds.

If you are an exceptional professional with project management experience who is eager to empower the next generation of global leaders, contact us for more information on becoming a Mentor.


Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise registered in Connecticut, United States. We empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. EIN 46-1850022.


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