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Watch our webinar recording to learn more about the GCI Fellowship 2022!

GCI alumni answered audience questions about the GCI Fellowship 2022 during Saturday’s informational webinar! Watch the webinar recording to learn more!

Last Saturday (November 6, 2021), GCI was joined by more than 60 students and counselors/teachers for our informational webinar about the GCI Fellowship 2022. We covered program details and the application process and timeline, and heard from a fantastic alumni panel who shared their experience and insights on GCI.

Thank you to our amazing panelists, pictured above clockwise from top-left:

  • Alicia Corradini (GCI 2019) from Wellington College, United Kingdom; currently at Parsons School of Design, New York, United States

  • Chaitanya Venkateswaran (GCI 2019) from Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, India; currently at American University, Washington DC, United States

  • Birk McCaffrey (GCI 2018) from Ethical Culture Fieldston School, United States; currently at Duke University, North Carolina, United States

  • Eita Nakagawa (GCI 2018, TA 2021) from Tenafly High School, United States; currently at Babson College, Massachusetts, United States.

We invite you to watch the webinar recording to hear directly from them and see if they answered any questions that you might have about GCI and our programming.

Please also feel free to share the webinar recording and the GCI Fellowship 2022 information with secondary school students that you think would be a good fit for the program!

As a reminder, the application for the GCI Fellowship 2022 opens on November 22, 2021 and the deadline is January 31, 2022. We encourage students to begin the application as early as possible, to give themselves, their parent(s)/guardian(s) and 2 recommenders enough time to work on the application’s various components.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at

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What is the GCI Fellowship and who can apply?:

The GCI Fellowship (launching at the Summit July 23 – July 31, 2022) seeks students with global leadership potential who are eager to participate in group discussions and want to make a difference in the world. The Summit, the flagship program, convenes secondary school students from across the globe in an intensive, nine-day experience they often describe as life-changing. Partnered with mentors, students then complete a 10-month Fellowship to develop local service projects that address the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2014, GCI has hosted 160 students from 70 countries ⎯ including Colombia, Zimbabwe, Japan, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan ⎯ whose local service projects have positively impacted communities worldwide.

Eligibility for the Fellowship:

current freshmen, sophomores or juniors in secondary school who will be 16-19 years old by July 23, 2022

committed to participating in the 10-month Fellowship in its entirety, including the in-person Summit in Scotland (July 23 – 31, 2022)

interested in developing leadership, communication and problem-solving skills

passionate about making a difference in their local community

excited to make friends from across the globe

Online application for the GCI Fellowship 2022 will be available November 22, 2021 – January 31, 2022.


GCI is also planning to host the GCI Seminar for Educators (July 26 - 31, 2022) next summer. More information will be available soon!

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