Discover Year Financial Aid Raffle

Discover Year Financial Aid Raffle

At Discover Year, it's important to us that our program be accessible to as many young adults as possible. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are able to offer a Financial Aid Fund to help make the program possible for youth from all socioeconomic levels. And so, we are hosting…

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The Power of a Purposeful Gap Year

The Power of a Purposeful Gap Year

Introduced by Jay Gosselin, Founder, Discover Year Blog written by Ana Alves, International Student, Discover Year As we help our young people prepare for the uncertain world that lies ahead of them after high school, there are two important personal characteristics that are essential to help them thrive. One is…

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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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