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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Gap Year 2024 Trends: What’s the Word Across Canada

The Canadian Gap Year Association just wrapped up on their incredible gap year tour! Michelle shares valuable insights from her coast-to-coast travels. Whether you are a highschool student, parent or educator, this episode is packed with gap year…

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A Parent’s Guide to Gap Years: Exploring Outward Bound with Stacy

Are you a parent curious about what a gap year can actually look like for your teen? In this episode, we’re joined by Stacy who shares her experience navigating her son’s gap year. From wilderness adventures with Outward Bound to unexpected…

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Parenting Neurodivergent Youth: Navigating Adulthood Transitions with Confidence

Calling all parents of neurodivergent youth! 🌟 In today’s episode Michelle unravels the unique challenges of guiding your child from adolescence into adulthood. Society’s norms may not fit their journey, but CanGap has got your back!  Michelle shares…

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Neurodiversity & Gap Years: Support and Self-Discovery

Neurodiveristy is beautiful and unique – it’s what makes us all human – but does come with struggles experienced by neurodiverse folks and their families shared amongst the neurodivergent community. In today’s episode, Michelle explores how gap years…

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Unlocking Wellness: Navigating Mental Health in Your Gap Year

Get ready for a deep dive into all things mental health 🙌 Majority of gappers choose to take an intentional pause to improve and support their mental health, but how do you do that? Look no further because Michelle, gap year expert and coach spills…

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How to find your dream career on your gap year

Uncover the potential of gap years with expert Michelle Dittmer! In this podcast episode, she guides you through a month-by-month exploration plan, tackling the overwhelming choices or lack of direction in building your gap year. Embrace the unknown,…

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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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