Join our 12-month Yuri program to embark on a life-changing international journey rich in community, cultural immersion, professional development, and personal growth.
We named this program after Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist whose early political awakenings came while incarcerated in the internment camps of World War II America. Yuri dedicated her life to social justice and liberation movements.
Our Yuri program brings together a diverse community of passionate remote professionals. Step out of your comfort zone, expand your global perspective, and embark on the most exhilarating and transformative year of your life.
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
Spend 12 unforgettable months encountering welcoming communities, engaging with unique cultures, and discovering long-standing traditions as you explore 5 continents on our Yuri program.
Your journey begins in Europe, where you’ll experience the transition from fall to winter in the region’s most colorful coastal towns. Spend your days listening to live Fado music in Lisbon, visiting centuries-old landmarks in Valencia, or navigating the ancient streets of Diocletian’s palace in Split.
You will also make a stop in Cape Town, a bustling port city located on the southernmost tip of Africa. Here you will enjoy dramatic mountain views, walk among penguins as you stroll the stunning coastline, sip world-renowned local wines, and connect with South Africa’s natural beauty.
Continue the adventure in Asia, where you will explore a region steeped in incredible culinary, cultural, and historical traditions. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, admire elaborate Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, wander among the terraced rice paddies of Bali, savor street food in Osaka-this region is sure to inspire and delight.
Cap off your life-changing year of travel in Latin America as you explore majestic mountains, beguiling beaches, and metropolitan cities buzzing with life. Enjoy panoramic cliffside views of the Pacific in Lima, hit the beach in Florianopolis, discover history and street art in Medellin’s Comuna 13, and search for the best tacos in town as you explore Mexico City.
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.
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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