Join the World’s First Climate Gap Year.
A hands-on fellowship program for young people interested in exploring the world, and immersing themselves in climate impacts and solutions.
Not only will you get a world class educational experience, you will also join a diverse alumni network that is already working on every climate aspect imaginable to accelerate solutions.
If you’re open-minded and willing to take the unconventional path—if you have the tenacity and grit to roll up your sleeves and collaborate on the ground—then you’re ready to join FOCUS: the world’s first Climate Gap Year.
Our first cohort lived in India this Spring 2019 and worked with more than 40 experts from organizations like WWF, The People’s Science Institute, Suzlon Wind Energy, Siemens Gamesa, 100 Resilient Cities, the Gati Foundation and the India Institute of Technology. We are currently accepting applications and nominations on a rolling basis for our Fall 2020 programs in China, Chile/Argentina and India. If you are interested in other countries, please indicate that on your application or just send us a note.
Climate Impacts Everything.
We need bright young minds now.
The effects of climate change are accelerating. It impacts every aspect of our lives. We need a new approach to getting young people involved on the ground so they can gain the skills and perspective they need to change the world.
By living in communities experiencing the impacts and those implementing solutions, you will learn about the wide range of skills and challenges that any climate action requires: collaboration, science, technology, policy and legislation, storytelling, media and energy.