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Global Gap Year Fellowship Application
Please submit this online application by Wednesday, March 6th, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. If you have any questions about filling out this application, please see the instructions posted on our webpage: http://globalgap.unc.edu/apply/students/.
How did you hear about the Global Gap Year Fellowship?
UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions
High School Presentation
High School Counselor
Gap Year Fair
Current or Former Gap Year Fellow
Word of Mouth
Preferred First Name
Mailing Address Pt 1
Mailing Address Pt 2
City and Country of Birth
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Parent/Guardian First Name
Parent/Guardian Last Name
Relationship to Applicant
Parent/Guardian E-mail Address
Parent/Guardian Phone Number
Previous Travel Information
Have you ever traveled outside the United States?
If so, where and for how long?
Why did you travel there?
Describe two significant experiences from your time abroad (Max. 200 words)
What high school will you be graduating from?
Please indicate the school type that best describes the high school you will be graduating from:
Private, non boarding
Please list any other educational institutions attended during high school (community college, study abroad, etc.)
30-second elevator speech describing who you are and where you come from:
Describe one of the most meaningful relationships you have had:
If you could change one thing about your community, what would you change?
Consider the following skills and qualities. In the following section, you will be asked to discuss your strengths and weaknesses.
Listening to Others
Prioritizing Tasks and Goals
Clear Communication with Peers
Being Open to Different Points of View
Reflecting on Past Experiences
Building Relationships with People from Different Backgrounds
Providing Feedback to Others
From the skills and qualities listed above, please select two that are your strongest. Why did you select these skills? What makes you especially good at them?
From the skills and qualities listed above, please select two that are your weakest. Why did you select those skills as weaknesses?
Short Answer Questions
Please respond to each question below and limit your responses to 250 words maximum for each one.
Local Community Engagement
Describe an issue you have been passionate about and how you have engaged with it in high school.
Global Service Learning
The unique aspect of the Global Gap Year Fellowship is that it is self-designed. We encourage students to explore organizations that they would like to work with abroad on their gap year. Please identify 1-2 regions and topics of interest. Then identify 1-2 organizations that you could see yourself volunteering with.
Elaborate on what kind of service you would do with this organization and why.
You will NOT be tied to your responses.
Cross-cultural interaction promotes mutual understanding among different communities and cultures. Cross-cultural interaction can happen locally and internationally.
Tell us about a time when you had a cross-cultural interaction
(in the U.S. or abroad.) What did you learn about yourself and others from the cross-cultural interaction?
Future Cross-Cultural Interaction
What do you hope to learn from your immersion abroad, and in turn, what do you hope people learn from you?
Doing service abroad offers unique challenges. What can go wrong?
Anticipate a challenge and discuss some ways you would endeavor to solve it.
Long Essay Question
Please craft an essay that responds to the following prompt.
Your answer should be no more than 500 words.
How does the Global Gap Year Fellowship align with what you hope to accomplish at Carolina?
Optional Supplemental Information
Is there anything else you would like the review committee to know about you? Provide any other information you think is important to your application here: (Max 200 words)
*This question is optional*
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