Gap Year - Victory Gap Year

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In the seaside town of Jeffreys Bay, the surfing capital of South Africa, students have come from around the world to equip themselves, and experience the transformative power of God. VGY is a gap year like no other, offering you a uniquely South African experience; providing a healthy environment for you to learn about life, leadership, community and servanthood. This is the year for you to establish your identity in Christ and build a solid, Biblical foundation into your life, while developing your leadership and character. All gap year programs offer ‘adventure’ and ‘volunteerism’. As do we. But where VGY is different – we also have a strong track record of success at setting people up for a life of purpose and significance. There are gaps in your game that we will help you fill to realise your full potential and purpose. We have 3 VGY "streams" for you to choose from: Leadership Stream, Media Stream, Worship Stream. Each stream has its own unique stream specific curriculum.

Highlights
  • ESTABLISH YOUR IDENTITY & SECURITY: Discover who you really are – what God says about you – and walk in the security of your identity as a child of God.
  • EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE & FUN: Jeffreys Bay and surrounding areas offer you world class surfing waves, bungee jumping, sky diving, mountain biking, cliff jumping, fishing, hiking, and camping
  • EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PERSONAL MENTORING: We believe in equipping and empowering young people to walk in their true identity as they engage in 1 on 1 fellowship with mature believers
  • EQUIPPING THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH & VOLUNTEERING: Students get to engage in various weekly outreaches into the surrounding disadvantaged communities.
  • ESTABLISH A CAREER PATH: Let us help you find your passion and calling so that you can walk in your purpose and destiny.

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9.37 Rating
based on 19 reviews
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Esther
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing gap year with great community

Victory Gap Year is a year of personal growth. It’s a year of giving and receiving. Going out into the community and helping out where we can. At the same time attending lectures where you can work on yourself but also on the skills of the specific stream you will be choosing. It was definitely life changing for me! You meet people from all around the world and when I go to different places in the world I will always have friends to stay with. You have enough free time to explore Jeffreys Bay and it’s surrounding areas with your friends.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
A kingdom based community where people look out for each other
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Amadea
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing gap year!

Victory Gap Year is such an intentional year of growth, adventure, making friends and personal development. It is also loads of fun and based in a beautiful area.

I did the media stream and fell in love with the media world. I never really knew what I wanted to study, but Victory Gap Year helped me realize that I want to enter the creative industry. I will now be studying Visual Arts in 2021.

I am thankful for this amazing year. I have made memories and great friends that I'll cherish forever!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make the most of the year! There are so many opportunities to grow and experience new things. Go on adventures, meet new people and experience church life to its fullest.
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Chris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

Great choice for anyone local or international that is unsure about their future career plans or if you just want to find yourself and learn valuable life skills. It teaches you how to be independent as well as how to work in a team and with other people in the student house you will be living in. The three different streams. :Media, worship and leadership give everyone the opportunity to build their skills and abilities in something they are passionate about while also having classes that teach broader skills and valuable life lessons.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with an open mind and heart and an expectation of life changing experiences.
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Lienke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

VGY

For many, taking a gap year seems like a waste of time, but I can truly say that my year at VGY was life changing. I can only look back and stand in awe and wonder what God managed to do and I am forever thankful for everyone involved with VGY that made it one of the best years of my life! From being immediately accepted into the community, living life with friends, adventures, and through daily life tasks discovering more and more who God wants me to be, it was a year that has laid a solid foundation for the rest of my life.

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Melissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GAP YEAR

Gap year changed my life. I left with much more confidence and a sense of purpose.

I made great friends and I felt like I belonged.
It was loads of fun and I would do it all over again if I could!

The student house was a great experience for me. It was very interesting to live with different cultures and types of people. You learn a lot of people skills and problem solving skills.

The lectures was my favorite part. I loved that we got trained and equipped, but also got to enjoy a year of rest and growth.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make the most of the year. Take part in everything and just have fun for the year.
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Sinoyolo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Year at Victory Gap Year

My year at Victory Gap Year was great! I got to learn a lot about myself and those around me. With that being said I was able to gain experience in many of my interests and the program basically helped with centering me in what I would be doing for the following years. The environment down here in Jeffrey’s Bay and Victory Church helps and provides one with a safe space to discover who they’re called to be. You are also given the opportunity to serve within the community so that you don’t just receive but give as well. So, come down and check it out, you won’t regret it!

What was your funniest moment?
Because you meet new people at the beginning of the year, you have to remember a lot of names and what would always be funny would be me always forgetting peoples names, I probably started the hang of if in 2nd term.
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Matthew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best year of my life

Going into Victory Gap Year, i had no idea of what to expect. Was scared to meet new people because in very introverted, but once i arrived i felt like i walked into a family...

All the lectures, adventures and memories made with new friends will never be forgotten. Friends for a year, family for life.

I would highly recommend coming to Jeffreys Bay ( best surfing destination in the world ) and do Victory Gap Year, you will leave a completely changed person.

GO watch the promotion videos on Youtube to see more about the programme.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Seeing people's lives being completely changed for the good within one year.
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Juhen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Year at Victory Gap Year

So I attended VGY in 2019 and honestly my expectations was exceeded in so many aspects. That includes socially, emotionally, physically, family, financially and spiritually. I found my identity in gapyear and I met some people who is going to be my family for life. VGY is an experience no one can expect, but everyone can benefit from. I would recommend VGY to anyone wanting to find themselves and enjoy living life while doing that. The funniest thing for me was that I thought it would be just chilling and doing nothing for a year, but they challenged me in ways I never could have known possible. I was pushed, and I grew a lot. The person who I am today is because of VGY and because of who God is.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
When approaching anything in life, remember, you only get out of something as much as you put in.