Applications are due at 5pm. Application portal opens January 22.
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The Global Gap Year Bridge Year Fellowship is awarded to a second semester sophomore who will take a year away from UNC to engage in international service before returning in the following fall. At this time we will only be funding one Fellow, but may be able to fund more in subsequent years. This Fellowship is offered in partnership with the Meantime Coffee Co.
From exploring interests in the real world to learning how to quickly adapt to new environments, Fellows return to college with life lessons that leave them better prepared to take full advantage of their undergraduate careers. Experiential learning through traveling, working and engaging in service allows students to develop skills that a classroom cannot provide.
Students must be current sophomores in good academic standing at UNC to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate maturity, flexibility, a strong desire to explore new cultures, and a commitment to public service. Previous travel experience is not required.
Students who may be traditionally underrepresented in global engagement are encouraged to apply. This includes (but is not limited to) students of color, first-generation students, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and students from rural locations.