Two distinct paths. One extraordinary experience.

To better accommodate various work situations, Remote Year offers both 4 month and 12 month professional work and travel programs.

Remote Year offers both 4 month and 12 month programs.

Remotes tell us that the  yearlong program is a transformational experience that leaves them with a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment, a familial community of fellow global citizens, and a newfound understanding of global perspective. In short, the yearlong program is an intense, life transforming experience.   But, not everybody is ready or able to go out on a year long adventure. That is why we offer the 4 Month Program which is a similar incredible experience enriched with personal and professional growth, new relationships, and a broadened perspective, but a better fit for someone who is looking to test or trial this experience or lifestyle, or is better suited by a shorter commitment

The major difference, next to the length of the program,  is what you want to get out of this experience. For those that want to explore several continents, try as many different types of cuisines, really change their ways, explore new passions, and complete personal goals set at the beginning of the program - a 12 month program is most likely the right choice.  If somebody wants to explore whether this lifestyle is for them, or really wants to focus on one continent, or are constrained by finances, work or social commitments - then a 4 month program is probably be a better fit.  At Remote Year we understand there are people with different backgrounds, wants and needs and we have the right program for each of them.

Read more profiles of remotes and why they decided to join Remote Year here:

Quotes from Remotes

Here are some insights of remotes who realized the 12 month program was the right length for them:

"When you decide to start traveling in the way I did, it shakes your whole being. (...) Well, that’s Remote Year for you; a year-long voyage that pushes you to your greatest self. (...)The same way nothing could have prepared me for what to expect in starting Remote Year, no one could have anticipated the new challenge in ending it. There is no right way to sum up an entire year of new experiences, new people and new strength. My last year brought about so many life changes and growth of which I am exceptionally proud."

Jacri Stubbs - Remote Year Libertatem 2016-2017

“[Remote Year] was — in a word — transformational. (...) My Remote Year experience slowly shifted my perspective. I was part of something incredible with 50 other adventurers. We were living a thousand lives in a mere 12 months, and we were leaning on each other throughout this epic and unifying journey.” 

Maggie Fogg - Remote Year Magellan 2016 - 2017

“I wanted community and travel and productivity. So I joined Remote Year, and had the best year of my life. (...) We developed a reflex of yes. For everything. Which led to an incredible, creative year. (...) That’s what I’ll leave Remote Year with. Excitement for infinite possibilities.”

Matt Rudnitsky - Remote Year Darien 2016 - 2017

Upcoming 4 Month Itineraries

Remote Year Pachamama

January 27, 2019

Remote Year Mandala

March 3, 2019

Remote Year Eureka

March 31, 2019
Split, Lisbon, Valencia, Cape Town

Remote Year Uroboros

March 31, 2019
Santiago, Lima, Medellín, Mexico City

Remote Year Saudade

April 28, 2019
Split, Lisbon, Valencia, Cape Town

Upcoming 12 Month Itineraries

Remote Year Bourdain

December 30, 2018

Remote Year Parea

January 27, 2019

Remote Year Polaris

March 3, 2019

Program Comparison

4 Month Programs 12 Month Programs
24/7 Workspace Access
A coworking space within 30 minutes of your accommodation.
Travel by plane or bus between each destination on your program itinerary.
A private, furnished room in each city, usually in an apartment with fellow participants.
Local Experiences and Events
Cultural, educational, and social activities organized into multiple Tracks™.
On-Site Community Support
Remote Year program leader for each group, plus staff at each destination.
Part-Time Program Support One Program Leader
Local City Staff
Local staff on the ground at each destination to help you navigate the city.
Flexible Travel Bookings
Employer Approval Process
Onboarding Resources
International Support (ISOS)
Access to Slack Messaging
Monthly Sim Service ($)