frequently asked questions
What is sojrn?
We like to think of it as a study abroad experience for working professionals.
Logistics are sorted. A friend group is waiting for you. And we've vetted a month's worth of activities designed to help you learn a new skill or explore a new passion.
In a nutshell, we make it seamlessly easy to live abroad for a month, while continuing to work remotely at your current job.
How Does it Work?
Each program, called a Chapter, is based in one location and lasts for 4 weeks. The Chapters each have a theme that is relevant to that destination like Fashion in Paris or Design in Stockholm.
We arrange accommodations, a co-working space (with great wifi), a local host, and a "curriculum" of activities to fill your free time (plus some other great perks.)
The curriculums are designed to help you learn more about that the Chapter's theme through creative exploration. Unlike college study abroad, there are no classes or tests and definitely no homework.
Who is sojrn for?
Sojrn is for anyone who has ever said "I would love to spend a month ."
We believe in the power of cultural immersion and creating space to pursue your passions so we combined the two to create Sojrn.
Most Sojrners will be remote workers but if you want to take four weeks off and just devote yourself to learning, we think that's great! (and we're super jealous)
What is the SET UP FOR WORKING REMOTELY?
As a fully remote travel company, we know a thing or two about working from abroad :)
One of the benefits of Sojrn is we do all of the setup to make your transition to a new place as seamless as possible. No testing 20 cafes to find the best wifi or comparing reviews of co-working spaces.
Each Sojrn will have a co-working space for head down work and Zoom calls, and a partner cafe for a more social atmosphere. We're also aware people may have odd work hours and our spaces will accommodate this.
Do I have to be a "Digital Nomad" to Participate?
Nope! Anyone looking for an extended change of scenery and the chance to explore a new topic is welcome. In fact, we think many of our participants will be regular professionals who have arranged a flexible, remote-working schedule for the month.
How and when can I book?
Soon! We will be opening bookings in early 2021 and the first Sojrn will run in May 2021.
However, you first need to apply to become a Sojrn participant and from there, our team will give you all the information you need to book. We expect 2021 to sell out so make sure to apply and join the waitlist as soon as possible. Join the waitlist HERE.
About sojrn chapters
What are the accommodations?
For each chapter, you have the option to book group housing or private accommodation. Group housing means you will be placed in a house or apartment with up to 5 other participants (you’ll always have your own room) and private accommodations means you’ll have your own studio or apartment.
Who comes on SOJRN?
Can I do SOJRN for longer or shorter than 4 weeks?
We understand some participants will need to arrive late or leave early but at this time there are no discounts for missed time. If you’d like to extend your stay, let your local host know as soon as possible and we’ll see what we can do!
What are the SOJRN themes?
What happens on a typical Chapter?
How much free time is there?
How many travelers per Chapter?
Can I do more than one Chapter?
Can I come with someone else?
What's the deal with the Themes?
What is the SOJRN Water Cooler?
What are the activities?
Is the Wi-Fi good?
What are your COVID-19 Protocols?
Safety is SOJRN's top priority. Before each chapter, travelers will be informed of the latest COVID-19 protocols in place and local destination laws for your destination. We also maintain that “if it is not safe to go, we will not travel.”
Are pets allowed?
Are children allowed?
If I am an FTLO Travel Alum, do I still need to fill out an application?
Yes, please :)