Flow & Grow Gap Program

Ignite your potential while immersing in a new culture

The Flow & Grow Semester Program is a structured 12-week Gap Year program that immerses students in Spain’s language and culture while providing them with the necessary tools to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Our Gap Year Program includes Spanish lessons, skill development classes, outdoor activities and weekend excursions around Spain.

Upcoming Programs:
Fall 2024 / Spring 2025

Location:

Valencia (Spain)

Program Duration:

12 weeks

Dates:

Fall: Sept 21 - Dec 15, 2024
Spring: Feb 8 - May, 2025

Spanish Communication Lessons

Attend Spanish language classes according to your Spanish level with qualified native teachers in an accredited and multiple times awarded Spanish School.  

Life Skills Workshops

Receive fun and memorable training in leadership and self-development (in English) that will help you succeed in your personal life and your professional career.

Outdoor activities

Immerse yourself in the city of Valencia and its culture, visiting its most iconic places, participating in cultural arts and events, enjoying traditional foods, and spending time and building friendships with locals.

Weekend excursions

Discover amazing places and landscapes every weekend during the program. This includes our 3-day trip to Madrid in the Fall and our 7-day Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spring.

1:1 Coaching & Mentoring

Be matched with a Life-Path coach to work on better understanding your authentic interests, values, and talents. They will help you make the most of them in your future career.

Accommodation & Meals

Live with a local host family for full immersion, in a shared apartment with fellow students for a more indepent path or in a student dorm for a mix of both. Choose what works best for you. 

“At Canvee Life School we are determined to empower our students to live healthier and happier lives. We want to unleash their fullest potential, by giving them the necessary skills to adopt a powerful and self-reliable mindset.”
Juan Planes, Co-Founder & Program Director
“They will not only learn Spanish, but they will immerse themselves in our culture. We want them to have a memorable year and form lifelong friendships.”
Esther Planes, Co-Founder & Program Coordinator

Program Objectives

Harness your strengths, seize opportunities, and reach for your goals

Learn a foreign language. Be able to speak, read and write very good Spanish

Prepare a personal financial plan. Understand how to set and reach your financial goals

Broaden your worldview. Navigate new cultures, customs and languages outside your comfort zone

Learn how to apply creative thinking to different circumstances

Have a clearer sense of the next steps in your personal and professional life

Improve your critical thinking skills and discuss current global issues

Become more emotionally intelligent. Be aware of your emotions and have the tools to master them while developing relationships and leadership skills

Become a great negotiator. Learn to present arguments, bargain and find out how to close the best deals

Be persuasive, popular and influential. Become an effective public speaker and a kind face to face communicator

Be healthy and strong. Learn the tricks to smart grocery shopping, and cooking fast nutritious and delicious meals

Become a fast reader, good memorizer and a better learner 

Become physically active. Practice some self defense, martial arts and yoga

Program Excursions & Outdoor activities

These are some of the activities and excursions included in our program:

FAQ - Flow & Grow Gap Program

Below you will find some frequently asked questions from students and parents. However, if you have any more questions you can contact us  and our team will be happy to help you. 

A Gap Year is traditionally defined as a year-long break between high school and college or university or between college and entering the workforce. A Gap Year means taking a time off to reflect, discover yourself and consider what kind of education and career you want to pursue. It can take many forms such as traveling, volunteering, learning new skills or working.

Tuition includes:

  • pre-travel virtual program orientation
  • airport pick-up in Valencia
  • on-site orientation
  • accommodation & meals*
  • Spanish lessons
  • classes and workshops
  • all planned activities and excursions
  • 1:1 coaching and tutoring
  • group trips to Madrid/ Camino de Santiago
  • local sim card with monthly data

You don’t need any Spanish to join our program: we welcome beginners, intermediates and advanced/proficient speakers. Prior to arrival, you will take an online assessment of your Spanish knowledge which will help us enroll you in the proper level for class.

No, it should not. Indeed, the skills and experiences you develop during your gap year add to your college and job applications. Moreover, research shows that students who take a gap year almost always overperform academically in university and usually complete their degree in fewer years than average. Additionally, the skills acquired during our gap year are most valued by future employers and can set you apart from other applicants.

VISA and other permits

VISA is not required for our semester programs. However, if you are from outside the European Union and Schengen Space, let us know if you have visited or are planning to visit Spain or any other European country.

Travel Insurance

Students and families are responsible for obtaining and providing travel insurance prior to arrival. 

COVID-19

As COVID-19 regulations are in constant change, documents required prior to entrance to Spain will be communicated in time before the beginning of the program.

At Canvee Life School we have a zero tolerance, no drug policy. 

Regarding alcohol, the minimum drinking age in Spain is 18. If you are of legal age, responsible drinking is allowed outside class time. Drinking deemed excessive or becoming drunk and belligerent is not tolerated at Canvee Life School.

Of course! We hope you fall in love with the beautiful Valencia and want to show the city around to your family. We encourage you to introduce them to the amazing Spanish culture, including the most delicious local foods.

While we take an inclusive approach to admissions, it is vital that students be open-minded and fully committed to the process of learning, self-development, and collaboration.

With that said, the basic criteria for admission are:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be fluent in English or be able to read, write and have a conversation in English
  • Have a proactive attitude towards problem solving and teamwork abilities

You can apply for the gap year program through the Apply page on our website. You will need to complete the application form.

Write to our Canvee team if you have any questions in the application process.

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