Discover the highlights of Europe and Africa on our Hermes program, an exciting 4-month journey to Cape Town (South Africa), Valencia (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), and Split (Croatia). You will join a community of like-minded adventures eager to explore these sun-soaked coastal cities filled to the brim with rich culture, captivating history, and endless charm.
The inspiration for this program’s name comes from Hermes, the ancient Greek god of shepherds, travel, literature, wealth, and luck. The son of Zeus and Maia, he also served as the messenger of the gods and was known for his excellent communication and mischievous nature.
Leave the routine behind and join our Hermes program, where exciting opportunities for adventure and discovery abound in the most dazzling coastal destinations in Europe and Africa.
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
Our Hermes journey begins in Cape Town, South Africa, a bustling port city located on the southernmost tip of Africa. Here you will enjoy dramatic views of Table Mountain as you explore the city’s stunning coastline, sip world-renowned local wines, and connect with South Africa’s natural beauty.
Next, you will travel to Valencia, Spain, where the wide sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea await you. Admire the futuristic architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, or travel back in time as you explore historic Gothic and Rococo architecture. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to sample paella - this typical Spanish dish is a local specialty.
Your adventure continues in colorful Lisbon, Portugal. Navigate the hilly city on tram 28, get lost in the historic Alfama district, or discover a sprawling panorama of the city’s pastel buildings and red-tiled roofs from the thick walls of the São Jorge Castle.
Last but certainly not least, you will venture to Split, Croatia. Discover this lively and historic city as you meander through the winding streets of Diocletian’s palace, take in the azure waters of the Adriatic, or admire cascades of waterfalls as you stroll the scenic pathways of Plitvice Lakes National Park.
You will be staying in comfortable private bedrooms in a mix of 2-3 bedroom apartments or houses as well as hotels. In some destinations, you may even be staying in a private, one-bed hotel room.
All Remote Year accommodations are located in top neighborhoods that offer a mix of local and international flavors, and are always within walking distance from the workspace. You’ll love the great location, culturally-rich atmosphere, and easy access to countless activities.
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 the airport of your first destination at a few scheduled windows on launch 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 itinerary because we think it’s a great time to be in these destinations.
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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