top of page
  • Writer's pictureGCI

Applications for 2019 are open!

Updated: Feb 20, 2019

GCI is thrilled to announce that applications for the Sixth Annual GCI Fellowship with the 10-day Global Citizens Youth Summit launching in Tokyo, Japan from July 25 to August 3, 2019 are now open!

We are also pleased to announce that applications for the Second Annual Professional Development Seminar taking place in Tokyo, Japan from July 29 to August 2, 2019 are now open!

The Fellowship


  • Secondary school students (current Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors, who will be 16-18 years old by July 25, 2019)

  • If applicant's first language or secondary school's language of instruction is not English, official English language test scores (e.g. TOEFL) are required

  • Students with global leadership potential who want to make a positive difference in the world

  • Eager to participate in group discussions about global issues


  • Must commit to attend the Summit in Tokyo from July 25 - August 3, 2019, in its entirety, as part of the GCI Fellowship

  • Must commit to launch a Glocal Service Project during the 9 months post-Summit

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST


The Seminar


  • Secondary school educators interested in empowering youth

  • To be able to succeed in the Seminar's immersive learning experience, applicants must possess a highly developed proficiency in spoken and written English

  • Educators aspiring to include Discussion-Based Learning and the Design Thinking method in their classroom

  • Educators who would consider implementing aspects of the GCI Method in their classroom


  • Must commit to attend the Seminar in Tokyo from July 29 - August 2, 2019, in its entirety

Application Deadline: March 5, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

  • The application requires an application fee

  • Need-based financial aid is available on a limited basis; financial aid need must be indicated and all forms completed during the initial application


Interested in joining us but not eligible for the Summit or Seminar? Check out our Teaching Assistant and Spring Internships opportunities:

GCI's programs in Japan could not happen without your support! Thank you for continuing to be part of our global community. We hope you will spread the word that applications are now open!


bottom of page