Navigate the gap between school and your future, take a year and find out what God has instore for your life with our Intermission Gap-Year programme.

“I’m just not sure what I should do next…”

“I need to figure out who I am and what I can offer before I can save the world… don’t I?”

Sound familiar?

What is Intermission?

Intermission is a one year full-time programme for those at the quarter life stage, 17-21 years of age. Intermission offers you a time for re-evaluation of life direction, rethinking of world views, refuelling for discipleship, and reordering of priorities in life for the world in which we live.

Intermission is a good next step for school leavers or those fresh from their gap year as it provides a well-rounded and supportive environment for students to learn several transferrable skills that will set them up for their next season of study, training, or work.

At the successful completion of the Intermission programme you will be awarded a NZQA accredited New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry (Level 4).

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Where can Intermission Take You?

Intermission students have gone on to; study science, development studies, social work communication & media, politics, and more at University’s around the country.

They have taken up apprenticeships, trained as nurses, police, teachers, youth workers, jumped into full-immersion Te Reo programmes, joined community groups, started small businesses, and stayed on for further theological study at Carey. The possibilities are limitless because the foundation given is strong.

Your Year

From academic to hands on experience, character development to discipleship training, weekly group times to overnight retreats, it’s an exciting year!

Your Commitment

By applying for Intermission you need to commit yourself to all aspects of the year because that is how you get the most out of it.

This is not your standard gap year as we are helping you to ‘bridge the gap.’ 

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Alumni Stories

Monqtuya Snary

Doing Intermission is like going on a challenging journey and learning a whole bunch about myself but at the same time doing it with a group of people I never would have come into contact with outside of this course.