What are Remote Year Journeys?
12. Nov. 2021
When’s the last time that you reflected on the path that your life is taking? Yesterday? A month ago? A year? Time goes by so. freaking. fast, and we often let it slide by without giving it a second glance. Later, we look back on the lives that we’ve lived and wonder how it all worked out. How did we end up where we are? Why did we make the decisions we made?
What if you could take control of your life, instead of letting it play out without intention? This is your story, after all - shouldn’t you be the one who is writing it?
This year, experience what it could feel like to change your perspective, create new connections, and pursue personal development. Explore stimulating surroundings and get inspired by other motivated individuals who will soon become your closest allies and strongest supporters.
Introducing a new experience from Remote Year: Journeys.
What are Remote Year Journeys?
Journeys are immersive, two-week destination retreats that give you the opportunity to put your typical day-to-day life on pause to allow for transformative personal and professional growth. Participants live amongst a vibrant community in an inspiring foreign city, with access to programming and micro-experiences that provide a taste of what life is like on a full Remote Year program.
Journeys provide a structured path to an ultimate goal, whether that’s figuring out how to transition to a remote work lifestyle or pursuing one’s life purpose. Embedded into the experience is the freedom to discover and explore the host city—places that have the potential to awaken creativity, ignite curiosity, and jumpstart meaningful change.
We’ve launched Journeys with the hope of sharing some of that “Remote Year magic” with people who may feel like our 4-month and 12-month programs aren’t an option for them. Think of Remote Year Journeys as your first step toward taking control of your life and pursuing the things that are truly important to you. It’s a chance to test the waters and get a feel for what your days could look like if you fully embraced a flexible, fulfilling lifestyle.
What is the difference between Journeys and Remote Year?
Remote Year consists of 4- and 12-month work and travel programs, providing a platform for the remote work lifestyle with the support of a vibrant community. In contrast, Journeys are concentrated, 2-week experiences that drive transformative personal and professional growth through inspiring experiences, intentional workshops, and sessions.
Think of Journeys as dipping your toe in the water of a remote lifestyle, and Remote Year as taking the plunge into the ocean. Participants are able to test out what it could be like to be a part of a Remote Year community all while developing skills and discovering passions that may have been lying dormant in typical day-to-day life.
What will I get out of Journeys?
Personalized Action Plan
A Remote Year Journey is just as much a personal and individualized voyage as it is collective experience. 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship is available to all participants, whether it comes from life and career coaches, or experienced remote workers who have been there, done that.
You’ll leave the retreat with a framework that is specific to your distinct passions and talents. You’ll have an action plan that outlines how to go from idea to execution, instilling confidence in your next steps after your two-week Journey culminates. We won’t promise that it will be easy. Personal development requires you to dig deep with the intention of unearthing which path you’re meant to go down, either in the vein of pursuing purpose, or navigating the world of remote work.
Experience of a Lifetime
You’ll get acquainted with authentic charm in whichever city your Journey takes place in. No matter your homebase, you’ll engage in authentic, local experiences built specifically for you by Remote Year’s Local City Teams.
Imagine learning how to cook homemade Paella Valenciana from a recipe that’s been passed down through generations, from one Spanish grandmother to the next. Envision yourself floating in hot air balloons over the pyramids of Teotihuacan, watching the sun rise over an architectural wonder of the pre-Columbian Americas.
It’s up to you to decide —which Journey will you choose?
Whatever your choice, you’ll have a City Team to show you the ropes of your temporary home, and a comprehensive city-specific guide that includes the best restaurants, activities, and cafes to fill your down time.
Find your people and build authentic relationships with other professionals who share your same values. Journeys present a unique opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside a newfound tribe and support system who will be with you each step of the way. Participants can harness the true power of the Remote Year global network, with support and relationships that will last long after your Journey comes to an end.
We often find that new relationships drive us to be more ambitious as we set our goals and create a vision for what we want out of our future. This sense of cohesion and community is built into each Journeys experience, with the goal of fostering lifelong connections.
Who goes on a Journey?
Journeys are for tribe seekers. They are for those who are not only looking for change and personal growth, but also a community with which to experience this transformation. They want to be a “part of something”, maybe for the very first time. Expect an underlying passion for freedom, adventure, and change to run through your cohort.
There’s no requirement for what professional background you come from or how many years of experience are on your resume. Everyone from businesses consultants to programmers to freelance writers will find their perfect place on a Remote Year Journey.
Journeys are defined by an eclectic community, with participants joining from different countries and age ranges, bringing a wide array of life experiences to the table. Expect a judgment-free zone, with nearly every type of traveler imaginable, as well as talent that ranges from slam poetry to cutting-edge coding skills. You’ll find new best friends and potential business partners, adventure buddies, and an expanded global network.
You don’t have to be an extrovert to come on a Journey. You’ll always have access to your own private room for the moments when you’re craving quality time with your Kindle, or a few hours of quiet reflection. At the end of the day, no matter your social style, there is undeniable comfort in knowing the community is there to support you. You’ll get a virtual introduction to your Journey cohort a few weeks before your Journeys Arrival Day.
No matter where you are in life, or how you picture your next personal development step, Remote Year Journeys could be just what you’re looking for. Find out which path you want to take, which topic you want to focus on, or even which city you want to visit and make your move. Now is the perfect time to invest in yourself and your future.