DISCOVER YEAR - SPARK YOUR CURIOSITY, IGNITE YOUR POTENTIAL

MentorU Inc.

About

Discover Year is a purposeful gap year program for young adults aged between 18-25. Our structured gap year enables students to discover their passions & strengths, improve their challenges, learn soft-skills, travel, gain work experience, network, and so much more!

Mentor U Inc., the organization under which Discover Year is founded, is a character-based leadership and career development organization aimed towards corporate clients and groups.

Reviews

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Eveline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Before I started this program I had no clue who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. This program helped me discover my values, and helped me gain the confidence to follow my own path in life. It feels amazing to be part of such an open minded community who supports you in everything you want to achieve in life.

This year helped me grow so much, in so many different ways! The reason why I chose to do this program, is because of it's unique concept! You will learn a lot of new skills, work, have a personal coach, meet amazing people every week who will talk about their career paths and TRAVEL the world, all in 1 year!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Connect with the panelists who come to the program every week, and don't be afraid to ask them questions :)
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Rhys
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Discovery year is not your average program, it provided me and all my peers with a ridiculously Safe environment to talk about what’s on our mind and what bothering us. I made so insanely close friends and connected at a level I never though possible. Discovery year also gave me space to think about life, I changed my mind about so many things over the years ( like post secondary education) and felt rushed to make choices, but Jay and his team showed us there are more important things then rushing into adulthood and making loads of cash. Discovery year really let me express my true self, break away from my cocoon and truly spread my wings like the magnificent butterfly I am. And for that I am forever grateful

What was your funniest moment?
Everything we talked about can’t fill circle, I had an opportunity to practice every single skill we discussed. I never had an experience like that before and all I could do when I realized what was happening was laugh.
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Alexandre
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

There is no way I can adequately describe this program in 500 words, however, I will try my best. Before this program, I was broken, lost and torn apart by the idea of living my life for others. This program didn't only teach me skills that will propel me forward in the workforce, but they also gave me the space to be able to explore who I am in all of its glory. If you feel like you aren't to take the giant leap to college or university. Trust me, don't force yourself to. This program is worth it.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Open your mind. Open your heart. Break your walls
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Ana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Before taking Discover Year, I felt confused and scared about my future career decisions.

After the program completion, I am more self-aware and know how to make decisions based on my strengths, values, and interests. I developed confidence to live proactively and authentically, became a more empathetic person and learnt how to ask great questions. Consequently, I have deepened my already existing relationships and developed new ones with more depth and meaning. I have also grown my network, by making connections with a lot of professionals through the program.

Discover Year creates an inclusive, empathetic, and open-minded environment, where students feel supported and challenged. Even after the program completion, I feel a sense of belonging to this community.

Discover Year challenges us with empathy and accepts us with gratitude! 😊

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open to improve, challenge yourself and be vulnerable - great self development and relationships will be built! :)
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Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I knew I wanted to apply to this program the minute I heard about it. Personally, I really liked high school and I am still very excited to go into university next year. However, I enjoyed learning about a variety of subjects which meant I had no clue what I wanted to pursue in post secondary. This program has given me the confidence I was missing to move forward in life. The skills we learn through workshops and communication in one year are some we will be able to use forever. Not to mention the advantage networking with all types of interesting professionals has given me. The environment at the Discovery Days is completely open minded, safe and fun. Every week I am surrounded by people who push me to reach my goals. If you are looking to take a gap year that will allow you to understand your strengths, weaknesses and potential, better your interpersonal skills, travel, work in a community, push yourself out of your comfort zone, I 100% recommend Discover Year.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Planning our February travel period was very nerve-racking because it is an independent travel, which means that each student can decide exactly where it is they want to go and how - and must plan it themselves. As much as the mentors are there to provide us with travel resources and support, it is very interesting to, for most of us, plan our own first trip ever!

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