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We help you plan the ULTIMATE gap year experience where you have access to the right community, the right tools, and the right support to thrive!

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Gap Year GamePlan by CanGap

Lead an EPIC and purposeful gap year by certifying your skills and building community!

Berridge Programs

Discover where your creativity can take you on your gap year

Carpe Diem Education

Carpe Diem Education | Experiential education. Community. Intercultural exchange.

Global Citizen Year

Global Citizen Year Academy is a virtual leadership experience equipping young changemakers from 80+ countries with the foundational skills and network to launch a lifetime of social impact.

Chantiers jeunesse

You want to get involved, do projects and embark on new adventures? Chantiers jeunesse offers you volunteer programs throughout Canada to develop your skills and make a difference in a community!

GVI Canada

Create your impact ethically.

Athabasca University

Canada's online university

Operation Groundswell

We're sparking a movement of socially conscious and globally active travelers.

Animal Experience International

Safe, ethical and authentic volunteering, curated by travel and animal experts.

Neuchâtel Junior College

Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum in Switzerland.

FREE Gap Year Resources

START HERE: Get a condensed version of what you need to start exploring a gap year


Find yourself in Mexico - LiveDifferent Academy: A 13 week, cross cultural experience that will change your life.


Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism.

Local Opportunities

How to find them

Official Languages Programs


Discover Year

Education for Life

Pacific Discovery

Gap Year Semester and Summer Programs Traveling Across the Globe

The 4-Step Gap Year Planner by CanGap

Plan your gap year AND earn your Goal Setting badge in less than 8 hours with our Gap Year Planner

G Adventures

G Adventures


SchoolFinder & ScholarshipsCanada

Swob Inc.

Swipe to find a job!

International Field Studies

Forfar Marine Science Program

United Planet

Gap Year Volunteer Abroad Opportunities in Over 30 Countries

Where There Be Dragons

Immersive & Responsible Travel Programs in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and North America

Irish Gap Year

Irish Gap Year: Group Gap Programs in Ireland & Europe

Irish Gap Year

Irish Gap Year: Group Gap Programs in Ireland & Europe