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August 26, 2018
December 30, 2018

Remote Year Rumi

A community of professionals that lived and worked around the world together for 4 months throughout Asia.

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About the Program

Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi master. He has long been considered one of the most popular poets, with loyal fans and readers throughout the world. Rumi is described as a poet of joy and love, weaving together inspiring words and thoughts to remind us how poetry can sustain individuals and dissolve collective boundaries.

Remote Year Rumi is for those ready to fall in love with Asia. Spend four months embracing four unique, joyful, and endlessly-fascinating cities. Start your journey in the friendly chaos of Hanoi, where you will zoom through streets on Uber moto and crave pho for breakfast. Feast your eyes on the green surroundings of Chiang Mai as you feast your stomach on pad thai. Enter a new world in Kyoto, where tradition and beauty run deep. Finally, celebrate your journey in Kuala Lumpur amidst a mix of cultures living in harmony.

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Program Length & Dates
August 26, 2018
December 30, 2018
Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kyoto, Kuala Lumpur
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The Itinerary

September in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, like its people and its cuisine, is a complex and vibrant mix of many different flavours: romantic yet chaotic, home to frantic traffic and a slow coffee culture, and embedded with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit that is contrasted by a stubbornness about preserving its historical values. Unwrap the many layers of this city, from its mouthwatering foods to its local crafts, to discover a new way to look at traditional life and, perhaps, at your life.

October in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai offers a mix of affordability, infrastructure, and quality of life that’s difficult to find elsewhere. You can eat for cheap at street food spots or indulge in gourmet cuisines at upscale venues. Travel + Leisure recently named Chiang Mai the best city in Asia and second best in the world, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, good food, and historical significance.

November in Kyoto, Japan

When you arrive, you will immediately understand why Kyoto is considered the cultural heart of Japan. As the imperial capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, this compact city is steeped in tradition, history, honor for its ancestors, and a deep appreciation for nature. Kyoto is simultaneously on the cutting edge of modernity and advancement. Said simply, it is unlike any other city in Japan, or the world.

December in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a fusion of concrete jungle and natural rainforests. It is a multicultural melting pot with three main races: Malay, Chinese, and Indian. The abundance of diversity offers a unique look at multiple cultures, languages, and religions coexisting peacefully together. Discover a smorgasbord of cuisines, traditions, and natural wonders in this little known Asian metropolis that has long served as a cultural gateway between East and West.

The Bucket List

Just a few of the once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.

Taste Asia

Eat pho on tiny stools in Hanoi and pad thai on the streets of Thailand, order your meal on ipads in Kyoto, and embrace the collision of food cultures in Kuala Lumpur.

Get a Massage

What's not to love about massages in Southeast Asia? They are world-renowned for technique, very affordable, and the perfect remedy for sitting at a desk too long.

Embrace the Beauty of Change

Ride Uber Motos down the bustling streets of Hanoi, contrast your digital life against 2000 years of Chiang Mai history, discover the elegance in Kyoto's simplicity, and never taste the same meal twice in Kuala Lumpur.

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What's Included

24/7 Workspace Access
A coworking space within 30 minutes walking distance of your accommodation.

The Remote Year Travel Team takes care of your door-to-door travel logistics between each destination.

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™.

Enterprise Solutions Team
We’ll work with you, or directly with your employer, to help craft the perfect pitch for making the case for remote work.

Local and Travelling Staff
1-2 Remote Year program leaders for each group as well as local staff on the ground in each city.

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About Remote Year

Remote Year is a platform for professionals who want to live and work in different cities around the world. The company curates work and travel programs, providing participants with unique cultural experiences, travel logistics and support, and ongoing access to a global community. In joining a program, you’ll travel to a new city each month on a set itinerary with a group of fellow professionals from various industries and nationalities. Remote Year currently offers 4-month and 12-month programs, along with exclusive membership benefits upon program completion. Since 2015, nearly 2,000 people from around the world have participated in a Remote Year work and travel program, pursuing professional development and personal growth opportunities.