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A GAP year is a period of time where a student takes ​a break from their education between secondary school and their post-secondary studies. Students can use a GAP year as a constructive period of time to explore interests, gain work experience, volunteer, travel, or a all four!


A GAP year can be a great way to improve on one's skills, discover areas of interest, help to develop a better idea of what one might want to do, develop employability skills, and earn money.


Deciding on taking a GAP year is a personal choice. If you plan on taking a GAP year, make it meaningful by developing goals and a plan to meet those goals.




A company whose mission is to help people become global citizens through authentic, socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences which aid self-discovery and personal development.

Through thier range of school group trips, gap year programs, training courses and internships, they aim to provide their participants with a unique collection of experiences designed for different stages of life.



A link to ideas and activities that can help you plan your GAP year!


Discover Year

Discover Year is a structured one-year career and leadership development program that helps young adults build essential skills through experiential learning, mentorship and interactive education.



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