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    Discover Year


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Multiple Locations
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Other
    • Start Month: June
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Have a purposeful gap year. Discover Year realizes that everyone is looking for something different and unique in a gap year program. Their program offers a unique mentor and coaching opportunities for participants to learn and develop their professional skills.

    From skills workshops that work on "hard" and "soft" skills (like communication, career development, time management, etc.) to career conversations with experienced members of industry, Discover Year follows the Harkness method that is focused on "dialogue, reflection and feedback."

    The travel portion of Discover Year will allow participants to explore as they wish, whether it's a more structured program or a more free-range journey, they will help you figure out the best way to explore the world.

    Discover Year also includes a group community service project, where participants work together to tackle an important issue that impacts the community.

    Reviews (3)

    • Year Discovered
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      Reviewed on 16/06/2021 by Jaden T

      I was hesitant starting this but it ended up being a great year. I've learned a lot of new things along the way and met so many great people who have helped me grow and who will keep helping me grow in future endeavors. I would definitely recommend this program if you're unsure about your future. This a great way to get a foot ahead of your peers. I've been taught a lot of great skills that will keep leading me down a road of future success. The most important thing I've learned is that all my success depends on how I will go about the challenges and adversities I face in life.

    • A year of personal growth
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      Reviewed on 16/06/2021 by Maïa

      Discover Year is a fruitful place to learn, grow, discover yourself and make friends. Even during the pandemic, they found a way to keep the program engaging. I applied to Discover Year because I didn't know where I wanted to go for post-secondary. This year, I learned more about myself and about the world than I would ever have hoped. Not only did I decide on computer programming for college in the fall, but also started volunteering, found a job I enjoy, and gained some very valuable experience in the workplace. ?I would recommend to anyone with a passion to explore!

    • Worth it one million percent
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      Reviewed on 16/06/2021 by Alex L

      DiscoverYear gives you plenty of opportunities to grow. That said, it you don't get the value passively. If you are driven and committed to be engaged, you will mature and grow 10 fold from who you were the year before.

      You get the opportunity to engage closely with staff.
      You get the opportunity to engage in workshops on useful life skills.
      You get the opportunity to build up your resume properly and shoot for the best job you can reach.
      You get the opportunity to travel.
      You get the opportunity to complete 2 community service projects of the magnitude of your choosing.
      You get the opportunity to meet accomplished people with libraries of wisdom.

      The only limiting factor in DiscoverYear is how hard you are willing to try. The potential is infinite.