When you join the Umoja program and community, you'll be part of a 12-month international exploration that's rich in cultural immersion, professional development, and personal exploration.
Respectfully named after the Kwanzaa celebration of family, community, nationality, and race, the Umoja program travels through 4 different continents with a community of remote professionals eager to understand the world, step out of their comfort zone, and encounter one of the most memorable and formative years of their life.
The Umoja program travels through 4 continents rich with welcoming communities, long-standing traditions and history, and diverse cultures.
You'll start your journey in Europe, where you can watch summer turn to fall as you visit centuries-old historical landmarks, and indulge in culinary traditions while living in the heart of three coastal cities.
Next, you'll head down to South Africa, where you’ll celebrate a sunny New Year surrounded by striking views of mountains, beaches, and vineyards.
You'll then continue to Asia, where you’ll love experiencing spring in a region steeped in incredible culinary, cultural, historical, and entrepreneurial traditions. While you’re there, you’ll be one of the lucky few in the world to say you’ve seen the incredibly rare cherry blossoms blooming during this time of year.
Finally, you’ll finish your year enjoying a Latin American summer. Here you’ll experience an amazing mix of mountains, beaches, and metropolitan cities full of charming landscapes, aromatic coffee, parks, and foods with indigenous influences to cap off your life-changing experience!
You will be staying in comfortable private bedrooms in a mix of 2-3 bedroom apartments or houses as well as hotels. You will be in amazing neighborhoods with a mix of a local and international flavor within walking distance from the workspace. You’ll love the great location, trendy atmosphere, and access to so much to do all around you. 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 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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