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Civic Action Gap Semester

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented millions of students from enjoying valuable educational, cocurricular, and civic opportunities. But young people's understanding that they have a role to play in creating a brighter world, and their passion for global engagement and social change, have never been higher.

We're excited to announce the Civic Action Gap Semester, which offers high school graduates the opportunity to undertake a virtual "volunteership" with a community organization across the Americas while learning about civic engagement and social change and earning college credit through coursework taught by Tufts faculty. The program is a collaboration between Tisch College and Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS), an experienced provider of international service learning opportunities and one of our partners in the Tufts 1+4 Bridge Year program.

Students in the program enjoy a Tufts course focused on social change, a volunteer placement, Spanish language instruction, cross-cultural connections, one-on-one mentorship, and the support of a group of peers.