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 program is designed to complement your studies with real-life work experiences, cultural immersions in 3 different geographies, and a guided personal development journey.
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.
LISBON – 4 WEEKS
Begin the year journey by traveling to Lisbon, Portugal and get practical training, prepare yourself and plan your journey.
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.
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.
REMOTE – 12 WEEKS
Optional additional phase to continue working on your next step with our remote support.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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: