LEARNING PROCESS

Embark on a rich and intensive international journey where you’ll learn to apply the knowledge, skills and mindset of the Entrepreneur to your own life.

1. bootcamp challenge

4 weeks
.

2. work challenge

28 weeks
.

3. team challenge

32 weeks
.

4. personal challenge

36 weeks
Challenges
04

CHALLENGES

Calendar
36

WEEKS

Internship
02

INTERNSHIPS

LEARNING GOALS

By the end of the 8 months and 4 challenges of the program, we expect you to have acquired the following knowledge, skills, and mindset:

THE KNOWLEDGE

  • Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Digital Marketing
  • Design Thinking
  • Agile strategies for Innovation

THE SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural community building
  • Distance-based teamwork
  • Emotional regulation
  • Self-awareness
  • Presenting with impact
  • Negotiating with charisma

THE MINDSET

  • Being comfortable with discomfort
  • Adapting to change & growth
  • Developing resilience
  • Becoming confident while staying humble
  • Being a lifelong learner

PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE

The program is designed to complement your studies with real-life work experiences, cultural immersions in 3 different geographies, and a guided personal development journey.

PHASE 0

GET STARTED

REMOTE – 4 WEEKS

Meet the team and work through a series of self-paced online courses and tasks to help you prepare for several key-activities of your UNGAP YEAR.

PHASE 1

WARM UP

LISBON – 4 WEEKS

Begin the year journey by traveling to Lisbon, Portugal and get practical training, prepare yourself and plan your journey.

PHASE 2

EXPLORE

BERLIN · AMSTERDAM · BARCELONA – 24 WEEKS

Travel around Europe and immerse in the most exciting ecosystems, while working in growing local startups and solving both personal and social impact challenges with our remote coaching and mentoring.

PHASE 3

FOCUS

LISBON – 4 WEEKS

Get back to debrief the experience and focus on the habits, skills, and competences that will allow you to thrive in your next step.

PHASE 4

LAUNCH

REMOTE – 12 WEEKS

Optional additional phase to continue working on your next step with our remote support.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

We believe learning should be self-motivated and self-paced. However, we will provide you the tools and opportunities for you to learn as much as possible.

Self-Directed Learnings

SELF-DIRECTED
LEARNING

There is no one-size-fits-all here. You are invited to explore the topics and acquire the skills you feel most curios about. Collect the dots, then we’ll help you connect them!

Individual Coaching

INDIVIDUAL
COACHING

A professional coach will be assigned to you at the start of the program and will follow and advise you throughout the whole program. You’ll never walk (or make big decisions) alone!

Learning from Mentors

LEARNING WITH
MENTORS

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when you can get insights and advice for those who’ve overcome the same obstacles before. Our in-demand industry experts and mentors are eager to share their lessons-learned with you!

Peer Based Learnings

PEER-BASED
LEARNING

Each member of the Ungap Year community will have his own life story, passions, skills, and ambitions. We will make sure each person has the opportunity to add his own unique contribution to the community.

WHERE ARE THE WORK EXPERIENCES?

We have a diverse network of growth-stage startups around Europe who are eager to host you. Here’s a sneak peek at a few: