Insights of an International Student

Insights of an International Student

Hi everyone! :D Before I tell you who I am, let’s go back in time and remember how this all started. … Overflow of thoughts in my mind... Anxious about the future... High levels of pressure from society to follow a path considered mandatory and ideal... Everyone telling me I…

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The #1 Factor for Success

The #1 Factor for Success

“Hi! Can I take a gap year after graduating from university?” “Sure – gap years can be taken at any time in your life, really. Can I ask why you want to go to university first?” “Ooooh – gotta go to university straight out of high school. Gotta go right away – no…

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone and Facing the Unknown

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone and Facing the Unknown

The month of February was the travel period at Discover Year – a time when our students were given complete freedom to travel anywhere they wanted, as long as they chose a destination that piqued their curiosity and would expose them to places, people and situations that would teach them something…

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Measuring Success at Discover Year

Measuring Success at Discover Year

Many of our students go on to post-secondary education. Many have incredible stories that can be told to impress an audience. Many meet the superficial metrics for “success” in our society - good grades, working toward high-status degrees, jobs and organizations. It’s great. But honestly, we don’t really…

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Discover Year - Lessons Learned: Humility and Inspiration

Discover Year - Lessons Learned: Humility and Inspiration

Stanley cup champions, PhDs, award-winning entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes, empathetic educators, dedicated parents, innovative engineers, expert communicators, passionate humanitarians, warm-hearted counsellors and enthusiastic students. These represent a fraction of the adjectives and careers we could use to describe the people that make up our committee of Discover Year mentors and educators.…

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