The Remote Nation consists of Remotes and Citizens (the name we give to alumni) in all upcoming, active, and former programs. The Nation, as we call it, is a valuable resource for nearly any question you may have about life before, during, or after your program.
The Nation communicates chiefly via the Nation Slack messaging system. You’ll be given access to Slack (which is a cloud-based, team collaboration platform) six weeks before your program starts. Here, you’ll find a community-specific channel as well as city channels, professionally oriented channels, interest-based channels (cryptocurrencies, expat hang-outs, photography, philosophy... you name it), and more.
If you’re looking for freelance projects, a workout buddy, or a store where you can buy hiking boots in an obscure foreign locale, Slack is the place to turn.
“Remote Year is a network, a support system, a community, and a family. Remote Year is a group of people who truly want to lift their peers up, and keep them going.”
Molly Falco - Remote Year Darien 2016-2017
But the Nation is much more than Slack.
There are plenty of ways to be an active part of the larger Remote Year community. IRL events give you a chance for face-time with the larger Nation network, so — if you want it to — Remote Year can be a part of your life long after your last day on the program.
At a recent Nation Dinner, for example, more than 300 Remotes and Citizens in 27 locations around the world came together to break bread and swap stories.