To help kick off our 001 Country Per Year challenge, we’ve compiled a handy list of the top traits you’ll find in a 1CPY global citizen. Use it to self-identify or as a source of inspiration.

  1. A global citizen will speak one or even a few languages well, but she will know key words and phrases in many more.
  2. A global citizen is open and interested.
  3. A global citizen always has a bag packed for his next trip –– even when that trip is not yet planned.
  4. A global citizen collects passport stamps, not postage stamps.
  5. A global citizen feels more at home abroad.
  6. A global citizen values mileage the way car collectors value a lack thereof.  
  7. A global citizen has more tiny toothpaste tubes than anyone you know. 
  8. A global citizen knows there's no place like away.
  9. A global citizen lives for the thrill of the unknown. 
  10. A global citizen believes that travel makes for a more connected world and a better person.