What is a Gap Year?
Curious about gap years in Canada? They’re more popular than ever, but there’s still a lot of confusion and misconception around them. So, we are here to clear things up! Join Michelle, Canada’s Gap Year Expert as she tackles the age-old question: What is a gap year? Get ready to redefine the narrative and discover the true essence of this transformative experience! Take a listen! Topics Discussed
- Demystifying Gap Years: Michelle Dittmer, Gap Year Expert, tackles common misconceptions surrounding gap years in Canada, shedding light on their increasing popularity.
- Value of a Gap Year: The episode dives into the core of gap years, emphasizing their customizable nature as a tool for real-world experiences, skill development, and self-discovery at various life stages.
- Breaking Stereotypes: Forget the clichés! Michelle challenges the idea that gap years are solely about travel, revealing the diverse opportunities for growth, from volunteering and working to pursuing passions.
- Components of a Successful Gap Year: Michelle shares key components for a purposeful gap year, including setting clear goals, having a plan, embracing novel experiences, and reflecting on the journey for personal growth.
- Guidance for All Ages: Highlighting that gap years aren’t exclusive to high school grads, Michelle explores their relevance at different life stages, making the episode a valuable resource for parents and individuals considering this enriching adventure.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- Want to learn more? Check out these specific podcast episodes to answer all of your gap year questions!
- Top 3 parental concerns: https://thegapyearpodcast.podbean.com/e/the-top-3-parental-concerns-about-taking-a-gap-year/
- When to start planning a Gap Year: https://thegapyearpodcast.podbean.com/e/when-to-start-planning-a-gap-year/
- Nazra’s episode: https://thegapyearpodcast.podbean.com/e/gapper-series-making-the-decision-and-making-the-most-of-the-year-with-nazra-nasoud/
- Get support to light up your gap year! Book a free 30-min call: https://www.cangap.ca/call
Connect With The Canadian Gap Year Association
- Join “Gapper Connect” on Discord to connect with students thinking about a gap year, current Gappers, and alum all in one place! https://www.cangap.ca/gapperconnect
- Find more resources at the Can Gap website https://www.cangap.ca/
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