Quest is an action-filled gap year program based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
"Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent." Larry Smith, 2011. Quest is about developing passion for life and a passion for learning by doing. It is about developing the courage to be a person of action, not just words, and the integrity to live a life where your actions reflect your words. Quest is not just a gap year, it's a life skills program which will challenge you, test your limits and inspire you to become the person you are supposed to be.
10 month program
February - November
Quest's flagship course involves 4 terms from February to November and is open to male applicants between the ages of 17 and 21. The first 3 terms comprise the Quest Core Course activities based on the development of technical, natural, physical, business and social life skills. The 4th term is dedicated to “specialization”, whereby graduates of the Core Course are able to focus on skills development in certain selected areas. Read more...
7 month program
February - August
This is a 3 term program from February to August and is open to male applicants between the ages of 17 and 21. It is based on the development of technical, natural, physical, business and social life skills. This is an excellent option for students who are not able to complete the full year Core Plus program due to University enrollment or other commitments. Read more...
3 month program
September - November
The Spring Program runs from September to November and involves the basic training of life skills that are covered in the first term of the Core Course. It is a co-ed, stand-alone course for students who would like to enjoy the Quest experience but are not able to participate in the Core Course. Read more here...
Partnership with iThemba preschool
Quest is proud to be partnering with a preschool in the nearby Kwanoqubele township in Alexandria. While we focus on high quality, real life education for young men and women, we also believe that early childhood development is where it all begins. South Africa's children are the hope for the future and we want to invest in them today. If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved with this project, check out the website for details: www.ithemba-alex.com