Become a part of our Remote Nation community of curious, driven professionals for life
WHAT IS THE REMOTE NATION?
After traveling the world, we’ve seen a lot of nations and often wondered what a “perfect nation” could look like - one free of borders and made up of incredible people who see the value of a like-minded community with shared values. So, we built our own “Remote Nation”, a lifelong community for all of our members, from upcoming participants (“Premotes”), current participants (“Remotes”), to past participants and staff who have completed a program (“Citizens”). 

3000+ people have trusted us on their life-affirming journeys with 93% rating their experience positively. Imagine being a part of this community where you can share fun, travel experiences, share life tips and advice, work on professional development or passion projects together, and meet your future best friends, coworkers, or life mates. That’s who we are and much more.
The importance of community

It’s no secret that community is at the center of everything that we do. We can all work alone in our own offices or homes. We can all visit Machu Picchu, play with elephants in Thailand, go on a camel ride through the Sahara desert, or climb to the top of Mt. Fuji alone. But, we believe that all of those memories are more fun and better shared with a group of like-minded people with you on that journey. 

Nothing makes us prouder than seeing our Remote Nation members forming companies, professional partnerships, and even marriages and families with other members.

Every single part of our platform is focused on letting that community magic happen, from the living arrangements, to the workspace, to the experiences we curate. 
Our stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

Our vision is to inspire lifelong friendships, adventure, and growth while traveling, working, and living in the most inspiring places in the planet and we can’t do that without taking DEI seriously. We look for people with an appetite for adventurism and growth, who want to genuinely become better global citizens, and value connecting with diverse cultures and communities. We’ve learned that if we want the world to be diverse and inclusive, we have to start with ourselves.
Program diversity
We have over 30 nationalities, with ages ranging from 20s to 70s. 

We are CEOs, entrepreneurs, freelancers, writers, creatives, developers, marketers, teachers, retirees, and more.

We are intentionally growing diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality. In the past year, we had ~30% people of color, over 50% women, and over 30 nationalities on our programs.
inclusive experiences
We work with local staff, ethical vendors, and partners that share our core values. We  want our Remotes to experience untold and underrepresented stories through our curated experiences, such as an LGBTQ tour, an Afro-Peruvian music class, a homestay with an ethnic tribal mountain community, or a positive impact experiences with a local organization focused on social, economic, or environmental equities.
creating global citizens
We incorporate learning, including orientations on each country, crash courses on language and culture, and Implicit Bias training for all participants.

We want our programs to be a safe environment and everyone is expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct. Any violations, including discrimination, racism, or harassment will not be tolerated and can lead to the removal from the program.
Meet THE citizens
Our Citizens are incredibly engaged and our Remotes love seeing Citizens joining more programs and experiences after their programs are complete or giving helpful advice on our digital Slack forum.
We have even had people traveling non-stop with us year after year and returning with family, friends, and coworkers that they’ve recruited to join in on the fun.
Arielle - RY Kahlo Program
Campaign Manager
“Remote Year changed my life. I have a network of people at my disposal — all who love to explore on a whim. I made close friends that I still talk to daily. I explored countries as more than just a vacationer. If you have the time, money, and ability to go, I highly recommend it."
Rich - RY Kanyini Program
Executive Producer
“I’ve met so many new people. Learned about different cultures and religions. Tasted so many new foods. Heard new music and sounds. My views about life have changed so drastically. The steps towards my end goals may be steep, but it’s so necessary towards growth and evolution to become the best I can be.”
Chimdi - RY Curie Program
Director
“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.”
Elayne - RY Shoshin Program
Author & Founder
“If you’re looking for a travel experience unlike anything else you’ve done before, this is it. It would make whatever you’re doing better: the business, your job. It gives you such an incredible perspective. My work has evolved just from this experience.”
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!”
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.”
Arielle - RY Kahlo Program
Campaign Manager
“Remote Year changed my life. I have a network of people at my disposal — all who love to explore on a whim. I made close friends that I still talk to daily. I explored countries as more than just a vacationer. If you have the time, money, and ability to go, I highly recommend it."
Rich - RY Kanyini Program
Executive Producer
“I’ve met so many new people. Learned about different cultures and religions. Tasted so many new foods. Heard new music and sounds. My views about life have changed so drastically. The steps towards my end goals may be steep, but it’s so necessary towards growth and evolution to become the best I can be.”
Chimdi - RY Curie Program
Director
“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.”
Elayne - RY Shoshin Program
Author & Founder
“If you’re looking for a travel experience unlike anything else you’ve done before, this is it. It would make whatever you’re doing better: the business, your job. It gives you such an incredible perspective. My work has evolved just from this experience.”
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!”
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.”
REMOTE NATION MEMBERSHIP & CITIZENSHIP
Our programs range from 1 week to 12 months long, but the community we build lasts long after your program is over. All program participants are granted Remote Nation membership. Upon completion of multiple months of an RY program, Remotes are granted Citizenship. As a lifelong Citizen of the Remote Nation, you will be granted exclusive benefits, experiences, and promotions.

Additionally, we are creating a Subscription and Loyalty program for our most dedicated Citizens to continue to experience the world with the Remote Nation community. More to come soon!
GLOBAL ACCESS
Continue to visit any Remote Year city and enjoy the full platform (or parts of it) at a discount rate.
ACCESS TO NATION SLACK
Connect and chat with thousands of the other professionals online via Slack over various topics and channels.
KNOWLEdGE DROPS
Members of our nation run monthly virtual workshops sharing their specialized skills to anyone interested.
CITIZEN HOUSES
Travel and meet participants from other Remote Year programs in exotic one-off locations.
MEETUPS & EVENTS
No matter where you are in the world, there’s probably other citizens too! Attend nation organized events.
Discounts with our partner Selina
Enjoy 20% off coworking, 10% off accommodations, and 10% off food & beverage at all Selina locations globally.
VOICES FROM THE REMOTE YEAR NATION
Justin Poore - RY Balboa
Travel Is About The People
Tan Ha - RY Kublai
What It’s Like Working & Traveling
Kevin Martin - RY Polaris
6 Benefits of Group Travel
Justin Poore - RY Balboa
Remote Year: A Comprehensive Review
Chimdi Ihezie - RY Curie
Remote Year As A Woman of Color
(African-American)
Chimdi Ihezie - RY Curie
Remote Year As A Non-American
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
93% of Remote Year participants have rated their experience positively
For more reviews, click here
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