The Gap Year Travel Workshop
Join CanGap and International Experience Canada to learn everything you need to know to plan your gap year travels.
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST
If you're planning on a trip either in Canada or abroad during your gap year - whether you're on your gap year now or planning for 2024/25 - this is THE workshop to get all the details sorted.
What type of traveler are you? What kind of activities will you schedule? Interested in volunteering abroad? Not sure how to sort out your visa or insurance? How do you pick a program provider to travel with?
Michelle from CanGap and International Experience Canada have got you covered in this 1-hour virtual workshop (plus browse our expo of dozens of domestic and international gap year travel program partners!).
Here's what we'll be covering:
Get clear on your gap year travel goals
Identify what kind of traveler you are, how to connect your interests to destinations and activities, and get connected to organizations that can help you complete your bucketlist.
Get support planning the next steps
Get connected with CanGap resources, tools, and partners to help you go from goals to action (including getting connected to travel scholarship opportunities!).
Learn about insurance, visas, etc.
All that boring stuff - yeah, it's important. We'll cover what kind of insurance you should be looking for and the visas you'll need depending on destination or if you plan on working abroad.
Guided gap year planning
support from Canada's leading gap year expert.
Recognizing that students were not being provided with enough opportunity to get hands-on experience to develop life skills, Michelle left the classroom to explore other ways of helping young people find direction and fulfilment. She worked to train other teachers, she instructed outdoor education, she traveled for pleasure and for work and researched what today’s youth really want and need.
All of her life experience drove her to the same conclusion – we need to slow down and give young people the space and time to figure out who they are and to engage in meaningful experiences.
Michelle founded the Canadian Gap Year Association as an antidote to business, mental health challenges and young adults feeling confused and unfulfilled. She has committed her professional life to giving families permission to slow down so their kids can be the best version of themselves and make a healthy transition into adulthood.