Do you dream of finding a remote job and traveling the world? A new program called Remote Year might be your golden ticket.
Picture this: You’re sitting in a European cafe, typing away on your laptop and sipping an espresso. Or, you’re lounging on an exotic beach, having a conference call with one of your global clients.
It’s the remote working dream that’s exploded in popularity over the past few years.
However, if you’ve considered pursuing this lifestyle before, you might have been intimidated by the complicated logistics. From booking flights to finding WiFi, the number of variables involved in traveling while working remotely can make anyone’s head swirl.
That’s why an innovative program from a former Groupon employee is creating a lot of buzz.
Say hello to Remote Year
Launching in June 2015, Remote Year promises to give you a hassle-free way to live out your location-independent dreams.
A recent Springwise article says the program “aims to take care of all of the travel logistics and accommodation for 100 participants. Those signing up for Remote Year will get to see 18 world locations over the course of a year and also get to meet and even collaborate with a group of new people.”
So your flights, lodging, activities, and community will be taken care of — but what if you don’t have a remote job?
Remote Year’s thought of that, too; they’ll help match you with participating companies. Though jobs will be offered from different industries, you’ll need a salary of at least $35,000 to pay for the costs of the program and still have a little bit of money left over.
Organizing jobs and travel logistics for 100 people sounds like quite the feat, and we’ll be interested to see if Remote Year can pull it off. No matter how it turns out, we think it’s a good step toward a world of more freedom for workers.
What do you think of this program? Intriguing? Unnecessary? Too expensive?
Susan Shain (@TravlJunkette) is a travel blogger who loves helping people discover adventure through international travel or alternative careers.