Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2014

Check out this video on Abby's work:

    This description of Abby Falik's work was prepared when Abby Falik was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
    Introduction
    Abby Falik is preparing a globally-minded generation of leaders by embedding the bridge year into the American higher education system, transforming the way young people transition into college and approach higher education and careers. By partnering with universities to both favor and develop transformative “bridge year” apprenticeships in developing countries, Global Citizen Year is unlocking students’ potential as global citizens and agents of change, while also addressing the rising cost, questioned relevance, and civic isolation of the American higher education system.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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