Gap Year Program

Gap Year Program

One Year to Change your Life

Rishihood’s Gap Year Program is a unique self-discovery program to nurture a better orientation towards academic and work life. Students, after completing school, are provided a year-long structured program of exploration, leadership development, unlearning and learning. The program targets to equip the students with the tools, skills, and habits they need to define their own path to a self-reliant adulthood. The carefully designed curriculum is built to give every participant the confidence, grit, and self-reliance they need to succeed as a global citizen in tomorrow’s world.

Why Gap Year?

We aim to nurture dynamism, credence and grit in young curious minds as they get ready to face the wider world of opportunities. The college and course choices for the majority of students are constrained by time, societal pressures and their limited exposure to the world. Professors have found students to be ill-informed, distracted and less focused on their activities and efforts, especially in the initial years of college. The mission is to transform the way students make career choices and decisions during the most crucial phase of their lives.

The curriculum is a blend of activities and sessions that are targeted towards multidimensional academic learning, practical exposure, introduction to the professional world, self-discovery and value education.

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  • Wide Exposure: The seasoned faculty will give a broad idea of diverse subjects ranging from public affairs, entrepreneurship, arts, leadership, life-skills, amongst many other domains.
  • Experience-based learning: The students will themselves live the class lessons through project-based assignments, internships, field visits and traveling.
  • Skill Training: The professionals will expose them to a large number of hard skills like cooking, gardening, photography, writing, acting etc like keeping in mind the career opportunities that can be created. They will be trained in soft skills to help in both personal and professional lives.
  • Personalized mentoring: The students will also be trained under experienced mentors and coaches on making informed choices, developing their emotional quotient and nurturing their spiritual quotient.
  • Travel-based learning: Traveling teaches and opens mind in a way like no other lesson can. The students will travel across the country and abroad to immerse in diverse cultures and lifelong experiences.
  • Networking: Students will forge strong bonds with like-minded people, connect with the leaders and build relationships for life.

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Eligibility: High school graduates. Please see FAQs for detailed eligibility criteria.


2.55L INR (inclusive of taxes, hostel accommodation, all meals, travel expenses, workshops, field visits)

What does it not include: Expenses for optional international travel, living expenses during the internship)

Scholarship Philosophy: We do not want students to drop out of learning due to a lack of funds. Merit-cum-means scholarships are available.

Program Details

Academic Timeline

A 9-month program where there are two phases for students to

EXPLORE (6 months) – where the activities will concentrate on exposing the young minds to the innumerable career options, skill-building exercises, group activities, and travel opportunities.

LAUNCH (3 months) – where the students get work exposure through internships, volunteering projects, live projects, and setting up their own ventures. They are guided through college and course selection and admissions under expert guidance and mentoring.

The students will have an option to exit after the first phase of the program to enter the field of their interest as our aim is to channelize the students on their chosen paths.



A guide for the Applicants

Click here to get a complete guide to the process of application.


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Express your Interest

To express your interest, please fill the form below. You will receive further instructions through email.