The Gap Year Podcast
Explore all things gap year through stories and anecdotes by gappers, families and experts. Fun to listen to but also jam-packed with tips and tricks for making the most of your gap year. No matter who you are or where you are on your gap year journey, you should be listening to the Gap Year Podcast! Although it is produced for Canadians, the content is universal.

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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:…

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What to do with a University Drop Out

Parenting through a child’s university dropout can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone! In this episode, Michelle offers crucial support and advice to guide you through this challenging period. Learn about the challenges of the post-secondary…

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How to have MORE FUN – According to our Book Club!

On today’s episode, Michelle Dittmer invites you to the CanGap book club, where we talk about Catherine Price’s transformative book, “The Power of Fun”, because without fun, are we really living?  Michelle deep dives into the 3 key elements,…

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How to Pick a Uni Program (Or Not)

Attention high schoolers navigating post-secondary choices! Are you overwhelmed with the decisions of choosing a post-secondary pathway that will be right for you?  Look no further, because this episode is jam-packed with valuable advice from…

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From Shy to Bold: Unveiling the Transformative Power of a Gap Year

Today’s episode is all about Maddy’s incredible gap year and travel journey with Carpe Diem Education! She shares how this transformative experience helped her to become more confident, tackle her fears, discover new passions and jump start her career…

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From Imposter Syndrome to Empowerment: 100 Episodes of Reflection and Growth

Welcome to the 100th episode of the Gap Year Podcast!! Today, Michelle celebrates this incredible milestone while reflecting on the journey of creating this podcast. She also shares personal anecdotes and her valuable insight on imposter syndrome,…

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How to evaluate the safety of gap year programs

Calling out all gappers and gapper parents 📣 are you leaving home for your gap year adventure either to another country or continent entirely?! While this is super exciting, it can be very intimidating and anxiety inducing. But, you are in luck…

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Why You Shouldn’t Rush Yourself – With Jessica

Taking a gap year can be terrifying! You’re doing something completely different than your peers, there is so much uncertainty about the year ahead, and you may not be equipped with all of the gap year resources (check out our resources page at:…

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Happy New Year! Well, it’s not actually January, but doesn’t September feel like New Years anyway? A new season, new academic year and so many amazing back-to-school deals!  But this is also an exciting time for gappers, as it’s the beginning of your…

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Has your young person ever had the idea of starting their own business, launching a youtube channel, or making a living out of their hobby and you’re not sure how to support them? Well, this episode is for you! Michelle shares her top 4 tips on how to…

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