On our 1-month Derecho program, you will experience life like a local in Medellin with a community of remote professionals eager to understand the world, step out of their comfort zone, and embark on one of the most memorable months of their life.
We have taken inspiration for our program name from pie derecho, the tradition of starting the new year off on the right foot for good luck. Engage in this tradition yourself as your ring in 2022 surrounded by natural beauty, majestic mountains, and abundant culture in Medellin.
On our Derecho program, you will have the opportunity to experience Medellin during Christmas, as the city comes to life with festive light displays and a spectacular fireworks show you won’t soon forget! Say hello to 2022 during a special New Year celebration, where you can participate in the tradition of eating twelve grapes (and making 12 wishes!) as the clock strikes midnight on the 31st.
On our Cruz Learn & Travel program, you will enhance your Spanish skills while also having the time to pursue professional goals and explore Latin America.
To ensure an optimized learning experience, you will be placed with fellow learners according to your level, and you will be able to customize the level of fluency you would like to commit to.
On this Learn & Travel program, you can expect:
*Add-on language packages are available at an additional cost
Enjoy spring-like weather year round as you explore mesmerising Medellin, taking in the lush mountains and colorful neighborhoods of the “City of Eternal Spring.” Situated in the Aburra valley, spend your days sipping aromatic coffee as you encounter green landscapes, discover diverse flora and fauna, and get to know friendly locals (Paisas) who will help you embrace every moment in Medellin. This resilient city has flourished from its violent past and has transformed into a hub of creativity, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship. You will be staying in El Poblado, a safe, walkable, and trendy neighborhood where the coworking space, stores, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment are all just right outside your door.
You will be staying in spacious, private bedrooms in 2-3 bedroom apartments within walking distance from the workspace. You’ll love the great location, culturally-rich atmosphere, and easy access to countless activities.
There may be options to upgrade to a private apartment after booking.
You are responsible for your flight to the Remote Year destination city and your flight out from the destination. You are also responsible for all visas and travel insurance needed. Meals are also not included.
Program sizes always vary, but we usually have between 25-40 people on each program.
Significant Other: Yes, we’d love to have your significant other sign up for the program too! If you are sharing a bedroom, you will both receive 20% off each monthly fee. After you pay your down payment, just send us a message here and we’ll send you discounted invoices,
Pets: We are not able to support pets on programs currently, but we are going to do our best to continue exploring this option and will update you in the future if it becomes viable.
The full policy around visitors in Remote Year accommodations varies per destination, accommodation, and the preferences of your roommate(s) (if you have one or more). The comfort and space for your visitor will vary greatly by accommodation, so it will be up to you to determine if your living space is sufficient for your visitor. Visitors must be approved by the Program Leader and roommates. When they can be accommodated, visitors can stay in Remote Year accommodations for a maximum of 3 nights of any single month.
We will be doing pickups from Medellin (MDE) airport at 2-3 scheduled windows within the day. We will share exact times during the onboarding process, but expect the window to be around 10am - 4pm.
Yes, after booking, you’ll receive an Onboarding survey to indicate your living preferences, food restrictions, and allergies.
Yes, you will always have wifi and workspace access.
We have access to local doctors, local health resources, and health services in close proximity.
We chose this destination because we think it’s a great time to be in this destination. Please keep updated on weather forecasts here.
We always work with our safety and security partner, International SOS, to determine the best destinations for each of our programs with your safety in mind.
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