Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that each chapter has specific information on each chapter page. Please reference the FAQ section at the bottom of each page for more detailed information on the specific location.
What happens on a typical chapter?
During your 4 week stay, Sojrn sets you up with a comfortable place to stay, a workspace, a network of chaptermates, and a menu of things to do to help you explore the destination and expand your knowledge on the chapter theme.
These experiences vary depending on the Chapter and range from learning from local craftsman to surfing with locals to a lecture on robotics to journal prompts to volunteering for the day. There are four activities included (one per week) and several more optional activities we’ve curated from our favorite local partners.
What are the accommodations?
For each chapter, you will be able to book the accommodation tier that best suits you. Tier options vary by chapter but at a minimum, all accommodations include your own room and wifi.
If you book private accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn.
Please note: if you have very specific accommodation requirements or are very picky about your living situation, we recommend inquiring about pricing without accommodation. That way, you can still join the program but can pick your own housing.
How's the wifi?
We know how important good Wi-Fi is. Each destination lists the average internet speed and we aim to have 40Mbps+ at each location.
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!
Can someone not on Sojrn visit me?
Yes! Visitors are welcome to stay a maximum of five nights with participants in private accommodations and two nights in shared accommodations. No more than two separate guests may visit throughout the month and visitors are not permitted to participate in any group activities unless cleared with the Local and Chapter host.
What are the activities?
The activities for each Sojrn depend on the Chapter theme. They might range from private tours, to cooking classes, to white water rafting, to movie nights, to scavenger hunts, and beyond.
Each Sojrn will have one included activity per week that is tied to the theme. Then, as part of the experience, we'll provide you with many other recommended optionals that you can choose to do or not (you pay for these separately.) Specific activity inclusions are listed on each chapter page.
Also, we recognize some people will be working odd hours because of timezone differences. Depending on the number of Sojrn participants in each chapter, we will have multiple sessions for each included activity that will be scheduled to accommodate this.
How much free time is there?
In short, as much as you like. Sojrns are intended to be largely self-guided, meaning you dictate how you spend your time.
Once a week, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in several group activities but other than that, how you spend your time is up to you. Of course, we’ll provide an entire menu of ideas to fill your free time but the what and when is up to you.
Note: self-guided doesn't necessarily mean alone. You'll be connected with your Chapter-mates through an online platform so you can always invite people to join you.
What language is the program in?
For now, all programming and communication is in English. As we grow, we will add support for additional languages.