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PHASES

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WEEKS

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COUNTRIES

LEARNING GOALS

By the end of the 5 months and 4 phases of the program, you will be equipped with:

THE KNOWLEDGE

  • Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Business Development
  • Growth Hacking
  • 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 1

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CRASH COURSE

LISBON – 2 WEEKS

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

PHASE 2

STARTUP APPRENTICESHIP

BERLIN · AMSTERDAM · BARCELONA – 8 WEEKS

Get a hands-on work experience in a growing startup in one of Europe’s most exciting ecosystems.

PHASE 3

SOCIAL IMPACT APPRENTICESHIP

BUCHAREST OR RABAT – 8 WEEKS

Understand how you can apply your knowledge and skills to solve a challenge of an NGO and have a positive social impact.

PHASE 4

CAREER HACKING SPRINT

LISBON – 2 WEEKS

You’ll master the skills and tools that will allow you to design your career and find that dream job.

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.

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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!

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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!

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LEARNING WITH
EXPERTS

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

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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: