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4 Months
April 28, 2019
August 24, 2019

Remote Year Saudade

Complexity and Wistfulness

Remote Year Saudade is for those who are longing for something that does not exist, carrying a nostalgia for something that hasn’t happened… yet. This journey will help you fill that void, ushering in a new chapter of your life filled with answers to the complex questions you’ve been asking yourself for quite some time - and perhaps giving you a few new ones to ponder. Though you’ll always carry a bit of that signature Portuguese wistfulness in your heart, your time on program will prove to be the world-shifting experience that you’ve been searching for.

Reserve Your Spot

May 2019
Split, Croatia

June 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

July 2019
Valencia, Spain

August 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

The Bucket List.

A few once in a lifetime experiences Remotes can look forward to on this itinerary.

Explore the City of Arts and Science

Valencia is home to an absolutely stunning cultural and architectural complex with an open-air oceanographic park, an opera house, planetarium and science museum.

Hike Table Mountain

Bond with your community as you scale the most prominent landmark in Cape Town. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these stunning views. Bonus points if you catch a sunrise or a sunset!

Explore Split’s beaches and islands on a yacht

Crystal clear skies, the blue Adriatic sea, and gorgeous islands lead to pure relaxation.

The Destinations.

April 28, 2019
August 24, 2019

Split

Croatia

"Falling asleep the sounds of the waves. Spending a weekend on a boat. Watching the sunset change the colors of the sky, the water. "... "In Split, Remote Year has built their first co-working space, WIP, and it’s awesome. There’s amazing light, plenty of space, and it really feels like a true co-working space."

Zoë Björnson, Remote Year Cousteau, 2016-2017
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Lisbon

Portugal

"Lisbon really is one of those places where you find unexpected delights round every corner – whether it’s an ancient, crumbling but beautiful building, a restaurant serving only mushrooms, an amazing view across the city or yet another wine bar. One thing I certainly wasn’t expecting was all the tiles (...) turning buildings into artworks in themselves, (...) The food in Lisbon is incredible – and impossible to pass up."

Heather Lane, Remote Year Libertatem 2016-2017
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Valencia

Spain

"Wandering commute through the grand Valencian buildings, orange and palm trees, and past bustling cafes filled with relaxed spaniards, being able to leave in the middle of the day to see the sights of a place I would normally set as a desktop background. Valencia is sunny and 75 degrees, relatively flat, and absolutely gorgeous. I’m living in Russafa, the ‘trendy’ neighborhood, filled with coffee shops and bars that advertise a plethora of 1 euro beers and plenty of diverse foods. It feels like Berlin, without all the dog shit on the sidewalks, mixed with the ease and charm of Florence or Rome."

Dana Reinert, Remote Year Magellan, 2016-2017
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Cape Town

South Africa

"There is little reason to wonder why so many people are drawn to Cape Town. The city has almost everything to offer: beaches, food, mountains, wildlife, history, culture, wine, and adventure sports. Exploring Cape Town takes time; life seems to move a little slower in the Cape. The locals enjoy their city’s very laid-back attitude, and you’ll want to do the same. We stayed for two months and still hear about things that we missed. We’re already plotting our eventual return!"

Natasha Alden and Cameron Seagle from theworldpursuit.com, 2017
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Why Remote Year?

Grow in your career and your life.

City teams plan unique events so you can experience each destination like a local and develop professionally.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Remote Year staff puts together community events in all destinations, from fun and casual to organized and themed.

Break the traditional workweek.

Experience a new lifestyle every month as you change countries and your daily routine.

Do amazing work from inspiring places.

Be inspired by your surroundings and work from some of the most inspiring coworking spaces in the world.

Make a positive impact.

We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live. From volunteering at food banks in Portugal to helping refugees in Serbia, Remote Year partners with local charities and sustainable causes to do so.

Join a supportive community of like-valued people.

Your Remote Year community may start as a group of strangers, but soon, there's nowhere in the world you'd rather be.

Adventure beyond.

Want to dive deeper into each destination or get away for awhile? Book side trips outside of your itinerary with our dedicated team.

See what Remotes are saying about us.

"Sure, I could travel abroad by myself for cheaper than Remote Year, but the value of the friendships I have made in Remote Year 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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

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