The Global Access Pipeline (GAP) project is a consortium that provides a “pipeline” for the underrepresented to achieve leadership positions in international affairs across governmental, non-profit and private sectors in the United States. The GAP project links pre-collegiate programs for underrepresented and at-risk students with college- and graduate-level programs that are then tied to key mid-career leadership programs. These, in turn, become part of special recruitment efforts at prominent senior level institutions from which leadership cadres and policy advice are drawn.

Global Access Pipeline Model

Our Mission

The GAP mission is to increase the representation, preparedness and retention of underrepresented groups in the international arena.

Our Motto

Enhancing the quality and diversity of U.S. participation in international affairs.

Who We Are

The GAP project is a collaborative network of organizations forming a pipeline for underrepresented groups in the U.S. from elementary school to senior leadership positions, preparing them for leadership in international affairs across governmental, non-profit, and private sectors.

What We Do

The GAP project links pre-collegiate programs focused on global engagement and leadership development to college and graduate programs that prepare underrepresented students by providing mentors, internships, and study abroad opportunities. Alumni of these programs are then linked to key mid-career leadership programs that, in turn, become part of recruitment efforts at prominent institutions that influence and implement foreign policy.

Press Room

The Global Access Pipeline and our consortium members are doing great and wonderful things. Keep up with the GAP community here.

2019 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs Another Success

Thursday, May 9 was the beginning of another successful Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, an annual event co-hosted by the Global Access Pipeline, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Career Advancement Program. Nearly 300 attendees convened at the Council’s DC office to discuss a variety of issues related to foreign policy, diversity …

May 16 Webinar: Tips for Building an Alumni Relations Program

GAP member, the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA) is hosting webinar looking at Tips to Building a Successful Alumni Relations Program! Please register by May 15 at https://goo.gl/forms/M3HEGRsMpq3eqd7A3.  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET featuring Elaine Garbe, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations for the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George …


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