OUR NAME

SOJRN (pronounced so-jern) is a riff on the antiquated term "sojourn"  which is both a noun and a verb that means "a temporary stay." 

The all-knowing Wikipedia defines it as: A sojourn is an impermanent stay reached by journey, or a period of temporary residence.

We love the word and we're bringing it back with a modern twist.

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OUR TEAM

Sojrn is brought to you by the travel-obsessed team at FTLO Travel, one of the coolest (our words) group travel companies for young professionals. 

As a fully remote travel company, we know a thing or two about creating amazing travel experiences living and working abroad (in fact, it's one of the best parts of the job.)

 

We took all of that knowledge and turned it into Sojrn to help you "live" abroad, explore different passions, and connect with amazing new people.

Whether you're wanting to learn Spanish in Colombia, salsa dancing in Cuba, or Philosophy in Greece, we can't wait to show you the way.

OUR STORY

From our Founder, Tara

When I was 20, I left college and bought a one-way ticket to Rome with $500 in my bank account, a vague lead on a tour guide job, and a goal to improve my Italian. 

This poorly planned adventure turned out to be one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. 

In Rome, I met an amazing expat community of people in their 20s and 30s from all over the world - New Zealand, Hungary, Venezuela, Iran, Guinea, Sweden, South Africa, and Brazil, to name a few - who are still some of my closest friends today.

Together, we laughed, drank, shared our stories, exchanged ideas, admired Rome’s grandeur, went on weekend adventures, and became each others’ family. It was the camaraderie of college without the pressure, pomp, or professors. And being in Rome helped my Italian more in two months than two years in school.

This experience was life-changing but hard to replicate. I know because I’ve tried many times since and haven’t come close. That’s why we're building Sojrn - to give you the same kind of experience with the hope it’s as extraordinary for you as it was for me. 

With love, 

Tara

20-year old Tara on her first "sojrn" to learn Italian in 2009.

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Today, excited to help you take your first Sojrn!