Program

Experience an adventure of your life after high school!

Rok w Bok is starting with a gap year program in the school year 2019-2020.
We offer you a way to spend six months of your gap year in Italy and Israel together with a group of peers. The name “rok w bok” in Polish means “a year to a side” which emphasises that this year is a chance to get off the beaten track and step away from the race to university. 
Why?
Choosing the university major and path of career is not easy. Hence, taking a year off is a great opportunity to calmly think this decision through and consider all of the options.

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2 months in Italy

You will live in one of the four organic farms from the Oltre Confin community near Venice together with other participants. You will be a volunteer, organise your projects and you will have a chance to explore a new lifestyle – one that is close to nature. Additionally, you will take part in activities and discussions with other participants which will allow you for a better understanding of yourself and building plans for the upcoming months. You will also visit Venice and other interesting places in the region.

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4 months in Israel

For the next four months, you will have an opportunity to choose volunteering placement among available options. You will live by yourself and on the weekends you will gather with other participants to meet inspiring guests (businessmen, artists, scientists, politicians). Moreover, you will have a chance to deepen your knowledge about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Throughout the program

You will receive individual mentoring from the team members and we will aim to connect you with a person who is currently working in a field that you are aiming for. Moreover, we will provide help with planning the second part of your gap year and professional assistance in the application process to universities. 

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Benefits

Improve your English and learn Italian, Hebrew or Arabic

Receive individual mentoring throughout your gap year

Meet peers with similar interests

Broaden your horizons and explore new cultures

 

Obtain new organisational competencies and become independent

 

Gain inspiration from meetings with successful individuals

 

Think through your plans for the future and make more informed decision regarding university

 
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Requirements

1

Currently enrolled in the last year of high school or the first year of college

2

English on communicative level

3

Being open to new challenges

Dates and fees

The program is going to start at the end of June 2019 and finish in December 2019.
Participation cost is 2700 USD and it covers all the costs during the 6 months (except for personal expenses such as souvenirs, going out with friends or individual trips).
When compared to other gap years on the market, Rok w Bok is exceptionally affordable. Indeed, it is our goal to make high-quality programs available to youth from all backgrounds!