kuna program
work & travel
kuna program
work & travel
Medellin, Colombia
April 4 - May 1, 2021
Bring your job or your passion  with you to Medellin, Colombia and leave the rest to us.  We bring together a like-minded community for a  global adventure of exploration and personal growth. This 1-month program lets you truly immerse in the local culture and community. We provide the accommodation, professional workspace, and our signature curated local experiences. Your Program Leader will be by your side the whole journey focusing on all the details while you focus on creating incredible memories and relationships with your community.
who would love this
People who can bring their job, love slow travel,  immersing in the local culture, avoiding tourist traps, and believe that to really get to know a place or people, you have to spend quality time together.
Meredith - RY Alba Program
““THIS CITY WILL SURPRISE + DELIGHT YOU! My friends + family were not super stoked on Colombia, and I think I let some of that get in my head before arriving (the history & former reputation). But this is one of the COOLEST places I've ever been, and I already can't wait to come back.”
Saunak - RY Sisu Program
Creative Director
“This was a great month overall. Loved this city and the experience was flawless. You will fall in love with this place before you even know it.   Prepare to be amazed!”
Catrina - RY Bolivar Program
Marketing Consultant
“I enjoyed learning about coffee farming, taking salsa lessons, my spanish lessons, paragliding, hiking and swimming in waterfalls, ziplining across mountains, riding on top of a van through incredible scenery, jumping off the bridge into the water, befriending awesome locals, bonding with my fellow remotes, all while still managing to get work done.”
Kelly - RY Alba Program
Graphic Designer
““AMAZING!!! All of the RY staff in my life have been so great, friendly and beyond helpful. I have only started to expand my horizons and perspective! I have learned so much in one month from my fellow remotes. I have set goals higher than I thought I could because of this amazing community!”
Kelsey- RY Alba Program
Marketing Director
“I took a massive step outside my comfort zone. I'm a really introverted person, and meeting all the different, amazing people in the group gave me even more confidence to speak my truth and be 100% myself.”
Chimdi - RY Curie Program
“RY is like mainlining 10 years of adventure and personal growth. What I learned about myself and about the world has fundamentally reshaped my world view. By highlighting my own and other diverse perspectives in my videography, I am hopefully helping more people see themselves as capable of international travel.”
What's included
Experiences & Programming
Transport from the airport
Program Leader & Local Team
Health & safety resources
These are just a few of the amazing humans coming together to bring you a life-changing experience.
Program Leader
Your Program Leader will make your group feel like you’ve known each other forever by organizing community-building experiences and programming, providing on-site support, and helping make the magic happen.
Local Team
Your local team and our partners are that friend that’s always in the know. They will make sure you feel at home where you’re staying and working. If you haven’t fallen in love with their culture or country after joining their curated local experiences, we haven’t done our job!
Local Partners
& Friends
Our incredible team of local partners & friends will be popping in, whether that’s to lead a walking tour, an afternoon hike, a cooking class, a positive impact day, or just to hang out.
DESTINATION & Neighborhood
Known as the “City of Eternal Spring,” Medellin lets you enjoy yearlong spring-like weather and immerse in the mountains of Colombia. This valley is surrounded by beautiful lush, green landscapes, fauna, flora, friendly Paisas, and aromatic coffee will make you embrace every moment you spend here. Medellin has flourished from a violent past and has transformed into a hub of creativity, lifestyle, and entrepreneurship. You’ll be staying in the El Poblado neighborhood, 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 within 2-3 bedroom apartments within walking distance from the workspace. You’ll love the great location and beautiful views all around you. There may be options to upgrade to a private apartment after booking.
Private Room
(shared apartment)
Your Workspace
You will have 24/7 access to the Selina workspace which is part of a complex that includes a hotel, bar, restaurant, shops, tattoo shop, and barber shop. The space is new and always has a very diverse and interesting community of locals and foreigners. We have a dedicated space with desks, phone booths, and bookable meeting rooms.

your experience

This program includes carefully curated programming that gives you an authentic taste of each country. Each program includes 2-3 locally curated experiences, country and language orientations, weekly community activities, and social events, local walking tours, skill-sharing sessions, and positive impact experiences.

There are also overnight and weekend trips available at a cost. Below are a mix of some of the curated local experiences and side trips that are either included or available at a cost on your program.
guatape reloaded
(local experiences)
arepas with cousins
(local experiences)
hike to angel falls
(local experiences)
exotic fruit tasting
(local experiences)
comuna 13
(local experiences)
tayrona park
‍‍(side trip)
quindio coffee farm
‍‍(side trip)
93% of Remote Year participants have rated their experience positively
For more reviews, click here
What’s not included?
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.
How many people will be on the program?
Program sizes always vary, but we usually have between 25-40 people on each program.
Can I bring my significant other or pet?
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.
What is the visitor policy?
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.
Which airport should I fly into for pickup?
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.
Can I specify roommates or food preferences?
Yes, after booking, you’ll receive an Onboarding survey to indicate your living preferences, food restrictions, and allergies.
Will I have wifi and space to work?
Yes, you will always have wifi and workspace access.
What happens if I get sick during the program?
We have access to local doctors, local health resources, and health services in close proximity.
What’s the weather/seasonality?
We chose this destination because we think it’s a great time to be in this destination. Please keep updated on weather forecasts here.
Is the country safe?
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.
Where can I find the latest on COVID restrictions?
We will always follow all global and local guidelines. Please check for your country-specific requirements and feel free to use the US State Dept site as a starting point. For more information on our approach to COVID, please click here.
What if I have more questions about this program?
Please reach out to Remote Year for all inquiries.
Total price of program
Down payment (due at booking)
Program payment (due 6 weeks before program)
Book with confidence
All bookings are changeable with no fees up until 30 days before the program start. New bookings can be rescheduled up to 1 year from the original program start date. See Terms & Conditions.
What if I have to cancel?
We understand that personal plans may change, so we are waiving change fees up to 30 days before the program starts. You can rebook for a future program up to 12 months from your original program start date.
For extenuating circumstances, please see Terms & Conditions.
When do I need to make the payments?
You’ll need to make a down payment of $
to reserve your spot. Then, you’ll have up to 6 weeks before the program to complete the rest of your payment ($
What if I need more flexibility on payments?
If you need help with a payment plan or financing, please reach out to our team for options.