Well, there goes high school.
Four years of hard work and YOU made it through (even under the most unimaginable circumstances!). Now, the world awaits, but you’re probably exhausted and the thought of what’s next (and actually putting a gap year plan together) can be a little overwhelming.
How will you contact with other Gappers? How will you make the most of a whole year or semester? How will you connect with like-minded people, helpful tools and cool opportunities to set yourself up for success?
It all starts at Gap Year Frosh Week!
We’ve created a space where NO ONE will ask you to explain what a gap year is and why you’re taking one. Instead, we’re celebrating your choice because, well, we get it!
Launch into your unique year of self discovery, growth, and adventure with Gap Year Frosh Week.
Gap Year Frosh Week is the ultimate kick-off event offering everything you need to launch into your year of purpose.
Make new friends across Canada who are also on a gap year and connect on everything from entrepreneurship to travel.
Get ahead on your gap year goals (and access tools and support to get started!) with support from Canada's Gap Year Experts and Alum community.
Create a network of mentors and peers to learn from, while getting connected to sweet job, internship and scholarship opportunities.
Start your travel, work abroad, and/or volunteer plans with access to dozens of program booths to explore in our virtual expo.
How do you make the most of your Gap Year?
Connect with the right people.
So, Hollywood may have undersold Frosh Week just a little.
Frosh isn’t just about the party. It’s about building lifelong friendships, defining who you are outside of a classroom, and connecting with inspiring leaders, speakers, and mentors as you start your new journey.
(But, yes, we’ll also party.)
Join us all three nights OR pick what suits your interests and schedule best.
That’s what we’re here for: to celebrate and support you in making every exciting decision this year.
So, will we see you there?
What our alum are saying about
Gap Year Frosh Week
The last three days were incredibly helpful! The Keynotes from Jigar, Sam, and Jazz were amazing and inspiring. The sessions gave us a ton of useful information on many different topics such as voluntourism and solo travelling. It was also really nice to hear from last year's gappers who were in the same position as us a year ago. Overall it was a great kick start to my year and I would definitely recommend it to anyone taking a gap year!
I really enjoyed this event! It was exactly what I needed to kick off my gap year and really feel inspired to start taking charge of my experiences. The speakers were phenomenal, especially Jigar, who's talk made me think a little more about the story we tell ourselves in our thought patterns and the Law of Attraction. The thing I have taken away from frosh week is that failing is one of the most important things I will do on my gap year, and somehow I'm beginning to see how exciting that is. Thanks to Michelle and the CanGap team, who put their all into this event, your efforts really shone through!
This was a great event. It eases a lot of nerves about this choice and gave some good advice that will stick with me. I really enjoyed meeting others and being able to form my own little community of people to be friends with and to hold each other accountable. This was so important as all my other friends are off at university or other programs.
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Got questions? We got answers!
Does it cost anything to attend?
Nope! Our generous sponsors have helped make this event possible so you can just ENJOY!
Do I need to keep my camera on?
Again, we love seeing those smiles, but we also get that being on camera all day can be exhausting. Click your camera on and off whenever you feel like.
Are the speakers and facilitators being paid?
Absolutely! One of our biggest values at CanGap is respecting people’s time, energy, skills and passions. All our speakers and facilitators are paid and all our events are KICK BUTT (again, thanks to our generous sponsors!).
Do I need to be on a gap year to attend?
Nah. If you’re simply looking for a community that understands freedom and self growth, fun and travel, you should definitely join us.
What am I really going to get out of this?
Not much, just...a new community, inspiration, planning support, health and wellness support, networking tools, enjoyment, free stuff...yeah, not much at all.
Is it going to be fun?
I’m taking a break from my PSE program. Is this event relevant to me?
Absolutely! If you’re taking a break because you’re burned out or confused about your next step, this event will help bring clarity, focus, and inspiration to your journey.
Will I be able to connect with other Gappers?
100%! We’ve curated TONS of time for networking and connecting with other Gappers and alums to share plans, experiences, and ask all the questions!
Do I need to attend live?
We’d love to see your good lookin’ face on screen with us live, but we get that everyone’s schedule is different. If you aren’t able to join live, we’ll send you replays via email.
How many people will be attending?
This year we’re expecting over 200 participants from across Canada after the success of last year’s event (which hosted 115 awesome Gappers!).