Travel the World and Work Remotely with These 10 Programs

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The amount of people becoming or wanting to become a digital nomad is increasing rapidly. Just as popular, are the amount of programs that bring together digital nomads to work and travel the world together. These programs are either great launching pads for aspiring digital nomads or a great way for existing digital nomads to build a community. In addition to the program I am currently on, Remote Year, there similar other programs, including co-living spaces. Check them out below.

Travel Programs

Remote Year

Remote Year consists of a group of 75 interesting and like-minded professionals, that travel to a new country every month for 1 year. The program includes accommodations (a mix of hotels and apartments), transportation between countries (bus and planes), access to 24/7 internet, community events and networking opportunities. To learn more about the program check out my blog post, Remote Year: What to Expect of the Program. The program started in June 2015 with the inaugural program and has since grown rapidly with several more programs launched. 

  • Perfect For: Aspiring Digital Nomads
  • Length of Program: 1 year
  • Locations: Europe and South America (Asia seems to be excluded from future programs)
  • Cost: $5,000 downpayment. $2,000 per month (for the first 11 months). Total cost: $27,000

Hacker Paradise

Hacker Paradise organizes trips all over the world for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who want to travel while working remotely or focusing on personal projects. For a group of 20-30 people, Hacker Paradise will take care of accommodations, workspace, and community aspects. Their trips are typically 3-months long, but you can go for as little as 2 weeks.

  • Perfect For: Those working on personal projects
  • Length of Program: 3 months (minimum 2 weeks)
  • Locations: One of the following locations: Bali, Indonesia, Chiang Mail, Thailand, and Portugal. They seem to announce new locations on an ongoing basis.
  • Cost: $500 - $1,980 per month

The price of the program depends on the length of your stay and whether you opt for the program only or the program and housing. For program and housing, you are looking at a maximum of $1,980 per month. You can learn more about their pricing here.

WiFly Nomads

WiFly Nomads is a transformational lifestyle program designed to help fledgling nomads build online businesses, find remote work and learn nomadic lifestyle fundamentals. It dives deep into the personal transformation that takes place as well, as you recreate your lifestyle. Participants will attend a series of hands-on workshops that will have them taking action in making their dream a reality. The group will learn through immersion, connect with industry experts and connect with a group like-minded people.

You can apply here.

  • Perfect For: Aspiring Digital Nomads
  • Length of Program: 2 weeks 
  • Locations: Bali, Indonesia
  • Cost: $4,999 including accommodation or $3,999 if you book your own accommodation

Coworkparadise

Coworkparadise takes 12 entrepreneurs for 1 month to Bali, Indonesia. The program is a Business Mastermind Retreat For Entrepreneurs With 250k+ In Revenue. The program includes workshops, accommodations, a workspace (and wifi at the villa), a sim card, 2 local field trips, a scooter, breakfast and dinner, and a swimming pool! 

  • Perfect For: Entrepreneurs 
  • Length of Program: 1 month
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia
  • Cost: €3795 Deposit: €500 ($570). Excludes flight.

We Roam

We Roam is a program that takes a group of 50-100 remote workers and digital nomads on a trip around the world, working and living from a new city each month. They provide all logistics of travel, accommodation and shared workspace, as well as some extras, included throughout the trip. .

  • Perfect For: Aspiring Digital Nomads
  • Length of Program: 6 - 12 months
  • Location: Europe, South America, and Asia
  • Cost: Down Payment for 6-months: $3,000. Down Payment for 12-months: $5,000. Monthly: $2,000

WiFi Tribe

WiFi Tribe is a diverse mix of young, wild and free, location-independent professionals that travel to a new country every month. Word on the "digital nomad" street is that this is a pretty new program and they are in the process of figuring things out, which likely explains why they are vague about their offering on their site. The sense that I get is that WiFi Tribe is very collaborative, collectively picking destinations and so on. Their website explains, "If you're easy-going, cherish collaboration and love adventure, come shape this journey with us." 

  • Perfect For: Digital Nomads
  • Length of Program: Monthly (full duration is unknown)
  • Location: Bolivia, Nicaragua, Portugal, the Philippines and South Africa
  • Cost: Unknown

Important: From recent feedback from past participants of WiFi Tribe, I DO NOT confidently recommend them. Ensure you NEVER give the team more money "to invest in the business" other than the associated fees with participating on the program. People with high hopes have invested money into the business, never seeing the money come back. Be smart and only pay the fees associated with participating.

Project Getaway

Project Getaway is a not-for-profit initiative that brings together 20 adventurous, successful entrepreneurs for 4 weeks. The program includes business, networking, and social events. You get three meals a day, on-site co-working spaces, unlimited coffee, tea and fresh juices, laundry, cleaning, massages, and unlimited access to their pool. 

  • Perfect For: Entrepreneurs
  • Length of Program: 1 month
  • Location: Mauritius, East Africa (previously took place in Bali, Indonesia)
  • Cost: $2,800 - $4,350 for the month

Pricing various depending if you share a room, have a private room, or opt for a chalet or lodge. 

Remote Experience

This program appears to be almost a duplicate of Remote Year - from the name to the branding and even the founders story. However, I am curious to see how they do as a program. The Remote Experience is a program that brings together 30 remote professionals. They take care of the accommodation, workspace and transportation. You can join for 4, 8 or 12 months.

  • Perfect For: Aspiring Digital Nomads
  • Length of Program: 4, 8 or 12 months
  • Locations: Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • Cost: Downpayment: $3,000. Monthly: $1,750

Co-Living Spaces

Nomad House

Nomad House is a network of co-living spaces for digital nomads around the world. They make sure all of their houses have fast, reliable Wifi, a workspace, comfortable beds, good food available, and most, if not all, amenities are on-site. Being in a nomad home means you're with like-minded people, making the co-working environment more productive, harmonious and happier.

  • Perfect For: Existing Digital Nomads
  • Locations: Asia, Europe, United States and Colombia
  • Cost: $14 - $95 per night

Roam

Roam gives location-independent professionals access co-living spaces around the world, where you can come and go as you please. You can expect strong wifi, a co-working space, chef’s kitchen and a diverse community. Each location is set up to support a large, diverse community with plenty of gathering spaces for events, meetings, and classes. Every room has its own private bathroom, is fully furnished with a queen or king-sized bed, and even includes cleaning services for your sheets and towels. 

  • Perfect For: Existing Digital Nomads
  • Locations: Miami and Bali with locations opening up in Madrid, Buenos Aires and London
  • Cost: $500 per week per room or $1,800 per month per room

Have you been on any of these programs or do you plan on joining any of them?
Let me know in the comments below!

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