"Remote Year became the catalyst for a much-needed life pivot - a means to break free from 'regular programming' and combine both career and personal aspirations with the freedom of global travel."
Bharath Mohan
Australia -
Remote Year Meraki
at Unraveled Studios
"I'd say that there are no excuses if you really mean to have a 1-year super enlightening experience of actually living in (and not only visiting) so many places and absorbing so many cultures around the world."
João Pedro Coutinho
Portugal -
Remote Year Cousteau
Freelance Lawyer / Legal Translator
"Sure, I could travel abroad by myself for cheaper than Remote Year, but the value of the friendships I have made in (Remote Year) Ikigai and the connections I have made through the Remote Year network at large enrich my experience in the moment, and will continue to do so for years to come. I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Erica Brooks
Remote Year Ikigai
Creative Director
at Hello Creative Solutions
"Remote Year took my entire life and turned it upside-down (in the best way). There’s no such thing as a “typical 9-to-5” here. Every day, I learned more about the world and its people. Every day brought something new: a conversation with a friendly local, bizarre cuisine, cozy workspace in a hidden cafe, skydiving trip before the workday started(!). If I could rewind and live the whole thing again, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
Kelly Sheridan
Remote Year Cousteau
Associate Editor
at Dark Reading
"When an opportunity came up for my husband and I to travel together for an entire year, break the pattern and redefine ourselves, as a couple, we just had to take the leap."
Anuja Joshi
India -
Remote Year 1
at Pikkabox
"My Remote Year journey and my loving new family taught me how to take care of myself; how to be my own star player and biggest fan. They taught me to love myself; to trust myself and my talents. They helped build my self-esteem. They fortified the confidence, peace and strength within me and in others. I couldn’t have asked for a better year."
Jacri Stubbs
Remote Year Libertatem
Founder and Creative Director
at DYAD Creative
"Being on Remote Year has added lots of value to my career."
Cedric Al Kazzi
Lebanon -
Remote Year Battuta
at Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore
"This year is making me grow without even trying."
Anne Kuppens
Netherlands -
Remote Year Magellan
at Backpackkit
"Back in Jersey, I thought I was happy; I thought I was motivated. After just one week on Remote Year I thought, 'How the hell haven't I done this sooner? This is amazing.' I can't imagine going back to that life. I'm the happiest and most inspired I've ever been in my life."
Eddie Contento
Remote Year Darien
Executive Branding Director
at Chopdawg
"I was already traveling and working remotely (which I LOVED) but when I saw that I could join a community of like-minded people, it was perfect. Traveling on your own is sometimes too much of a hassle and effort to be making new friends all of the time and to be planning accommodations and flights, with Remote Year it's like we're traveling with an amazing family and everything is pre-planned for you. "
Adelaida Diaz-Roa
Colombia -
Remote Year Battuta
"Remote Year is a wily gang of people from all over the world, but despite our differences, they are among the most open minded and good natured people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. It’s certainly a huge part of what makes Remote Year so fun and worth it relative to organizing your own travel around the world, which anyone in theory could do."
Jono Lee
Remote Year Battuta
at Wanderprep
"I had already been working and traveling before either by myself or with a friend, however to know that there was a group that I could join, make friends with, network with, build business with, get inspired by, learn new skills from, all while traveling the world and enjoying it together with this very group, I personally don't think there is a better opportunity out there than this."
Randy Bechtold
Remote Year Battuta
Business Owner
at JRB Sourcing
"The professional growth I’ve experienced while on Remote Year and working remotely would not have been possible at a typical 9-to-5 production job. I have significantly improved and widened my skill set from client management, pitching proposals and scoping contracts to research, copywriting and design."
Katherine Conaway
Remote Year Battuta
Freelance Producer
"I could have done it cheaper or in more desirable cities or with less hassle if I’d done it on my own versus with Remote Year. But I wouldn’t trade the program for anything… not even unlimited, calorie-free empanadas for life. Because none of what I got out of this year — the growth, the change, the memories — would have been possible without the community I built along the way."
Zoe Weiner
Remote Year Kublai
Freelance Writer

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