Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sojrn?
We like to think of it like a study abroad for adults.
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, work spaces (with 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.
Please note: Sojrn does not offer any form of employment while participating in a chapter.
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)
In college, study abroad allows students to continue their academic experience in another cultural setting. Sojrn does the same for people who are out of school, but want to temporarily experience life through a different cultural lens without giving up their career, home, etc.
We call it “modern” study abroad because there are several key differences. In the college version, most learning happens inside a classroom. With Sojrn, we’ve intentionally paired destinations with themes that allow for the local culture to function as the “teacher.” Thanks to this, learning is done through experiential activities and immersion rather than confined to the four walls of a classroom.
A second key difference is that when you’re studying abroad in college, you have all the time in the world to go to class, study, etc. With Sojrn, we recognize that most people will be bringing their work with them, meaning their ability to participate in activities is constrained by their work commitments. With that in mind, we decided not to include everything you could possibly do in the bundled program price. Rather, we set the base low, included the basics, and then allow you to add on the optionals that best fit your time, schedule, and interest level.
How is it like college study abroad? How is it different?
What is the set up for working remotely?
As a fully remote travel company, we know a thing or two about working from anywhere :)
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 dedicated workspace for heads down work, a partner cafe for a more social atmosphere, and wifi in all accommodations.