You can now work remotely while traveling the world thanks to these 10 programs. They are both great launching pads for aspiring digital nomads and a great way for existing digital nomads to build a community.
Important note: For a lot of these digital nomad programs below you need to already have a remote job, except for WiFly Nomads which teaches you how to go remote. Most people who join will either convince their employer to let them work remotely or they land a remote job.
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Remote Year consists of a group of 75 interesting and like-minded professionals, that travel to a new country every month for 1 year. To join the program you must already have a remote job. Learn more about how you can land a remote job or convince your boss to work remotely. 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: Remote Employees and Freelancers
Length of Program: 1 year or 4 months
Locations: Europe and South America (Asia seems to be excluded from future programs)
Cost: 1 year program is $5,000 downpayment. $2,000 per month (for the first 11 months). Total cost: $27,000, 4 month program is $3,000 downpayment $2,000 per month. Total cost: $11,000
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. Again, this is for people who are already working remotely. To join you can convince your boss to let you work remotely, start freelancing, or land a remote job.
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 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 of working remotely while traveling the world 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 who want to start earning an income remotely
Length of Program: 5-day immersive experience
Locations: Bali, Indonesia
Cost: $3,997 including private villa
Join for any one month or two week retreat, and get everything you need to be connected, comfortable, and collaborative: private accommodations, shared workspace, local experts, curated events, and an immersive community experience.
Length of Program: Two week to one month
Location: Bali, Cape Town, Barcelona, Tuscany, The Amazon, Medellin, Buenos Aires, Nicaragua
Cost: $2,000-$4,000/month depending on destination
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.
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
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.
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
Ready to join one of these digital nomad programs? First you’ll have to convince your employer to work remotely. You’ve got one shot to get it right but the course, ‘How to Convince Your Employer to Go Remote’ will guide you step-by-step through the process.
Updated March 13, 2019: Removed ‘We Roam’/ ‘WyCo’ as it no longer exists. I removed ‘Remote Experience’ as I don’t believe it exists anymore either. I added Unsettled to this list.
Updated July 8, 2019: Removed ‘Roam’ coliving as it also no longer exists.
Have you been on any of these programs or do you plan on joining any of them?
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