Abigail Falik

Education Entrepreneur Fellow: 2009-2010

Global Citizen Year

The U.S. has an urgent need to prepare students for leadership in an increasingly globalized world. Global Citizen Year (GCY) addresses this need by recruiting, training and supporting a diverse corps of emerging leaders as they work as apprentices in NGOs in developing nations during a “bridge year” between high school and college. While abroad, GCY Fellows share their experiences virtually with K-12 classrooms in the U.S., and in the final month of the program, they lead activities about their experiences in their home high schools and communities. It was founded by Harvard University MBA and Fellow Abigail Falik, who has received widespread recognition from national organizations for her work with GCY.