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A gap year is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any student. Within UNC’s Global Gap Year Fellowship, there is one unique gap year path: take a self-designed gap year. It offers unparalleled learning, global immersion, and adventure, along with the same amount of funding and support from UNC.

Design Your Gap Year

The Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) at UNC-Chapel Hill allows selected students to  self-design their gap year and empowers fellows to create their own uniquely valuable life experiences. Fellows can construct the learning agenda that best suits them by choosing the projects they will undertake and the communities they will visit or by participating in an already designed program. The Global Gap Year Fellowship is an ($8,000) award to be used towards all Gap Year related expenses. Previous fellows have successfully completed a Gap Year without exceeding their stipends.