maya program
maya program
Mexico City, Mexico
May 2 - 29, 2021
Bring your job or your passion with you to Mexico City, Mexico 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.
Chanel Ry Yugen Program
Chanel - RY Yugen Program
“This is going to be one of the best cities on your itinerary. Even if it's your month 12 make sure you get out and explore. Eat all the tacos, drink all the mezcal margaritas, and don't wait till the end of the month to discover the deliciousness that is chicarron de queso.”
Denysha - RY Fernweh Program
HR Specialist
“I loved getting to know the City Team, getting a glimpse of what life is like living among RY Citizens, meeting RY staff, dancing at La Santa, investing in the community through community service, eating tacos, seeing mass quantities of dogs. I guess you can say I liked CDMX a little.”
Scott - RY Veritas Program
Consulting Engineer
“It's a beautiful city with beautiful weather and wonderful, engaging people.  See as much of it as you can!?
Rob - RY Fernweh Program
“Mexico City is an awesome place with so many fun things to do and see - and the best food to eat. There were also loads of RY citizens in town, which can make it even more fun. I enjoyed going to the wrestling, pyramids, zoo, Chapultepec Park, and the Spanish lessons."
Olga- RY Veritas Program
Marketing Manager
“Enjoy everything the city had to offer! CDMX is so rich in history, culture and LIFE. Eat all the tacos, go to all the parks and venture outside the city for some fun day trips.”
Alondo - RY Battuta Program
Mobile App Developer
“I’ve been to places I never would’ve seen on my own because I decided to say “Yes” to RY and the experience to which the program/participants have invited me. I wouldn’t trade this for anything. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Life in a cubicle won’t cut it for me now!”
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 “cultural hub of Mexico”, the capital city is an impressive metropolis full of adventures and contrasts. Chilangos (locals) are extremely friendly, local history is abundant, food is intertwined with a cultural renaissance, and the city is home to the oldest forest in the Americas.You’ll wander south through the colonial streets of Coyoacan and San Angel where Frida Kahlo used to roam, or out of the city to explore nearby towns, pyramids, lakes and nature reserves. You’ll be staying in Condesa and Roma, a pedestrian-friendly area filled with local cafes, pop up markets, trendy bars and restaurants, art galleries, and lush green parks just right outside your door.
You will be staying in comfortable private bedrooms within 2-5 bedroom apartments or houses within walking distance from the workspace. You’ll love the great location and trendy atmosphere 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 a workspace right in the heart of Condesa. You’ll love the beautifully designed space and meeting the diverse 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.
Balloons & Pyramids
(local experiences)
Trajineras de Xochimilco
(local experiences)
salsa making class
(local experiences)
lucha libre academy
(local experiences)
nevado de toluca
(local experiences)
san miguel de allende
‍‍(side trip)
yucatan experience
‍‍‍(side trip)
93% of Remote Year participants have rated their experience positively
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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.