Adult Gap Year: Sukaina’s Story of Self-Discovery and Cultural Immersion

Adult Gap Year: Sukaina’s Story of Self-Discovery and Cultural Immersion

On today’s episode, we dive into the inspiring world of gap years with our fabulous guest, Sukaina. From Toronto to Portugal, her journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and lifelong learning is a testament to the transformative power of taking a step back to explore. Whether you’re fresh out of high school or contemplating an adult gap year, this episode is packed with insights and motivation to make that leap. Don’t overthink it, just do it!   Topics Discussed

  • Embracing Cultural Exploration: Sukaina shares her journey from owning a bakery in Toronto to immersing herself in Portugal, driven by a desire to explore her familial roots and learn the Portuguese language.
  • Impact of Gap Year: Sukaina highlights how taking an adult gap year profoundly shaped her personal growth, offering insights into different cultures, languages, and perspectives beyond conventional education paths.
  • Networking and Support: Michelle and Sukaina discuss the importance of leveraging personal networks and community connections to facilitate affordable and enriching travel experiences, demonstrating how these connections can turn a dream into reality.
  • Lessons in Empathy and Understanding: Living abroad allowed Sukaina to empathize with her immigrant parents’ experiences, deepening her appreciation for multiculturalism and broadening her worldview through interactions with diverse individuals.
  • Encouraging Youth and Adults Alike: Michelle and Sukaina encourage both young adults and adults to consider the transformative potential of gap years, emphasizing the value of exploring the world and oneself before committing to career or educational paths.

  Resources Mentioned In This Episode

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