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FAQs

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

ADDITIONAL FAQS

Is the Wi-Fi good?


We know how important good Wi-Fi is. Each destination lists the average internet speed and we aim to have 50Mbps+ at each location.




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.” Additional COVID-19 precautions are also in place: 1. Low Covid numbers and access to not overburdened healthcare facilities are integral to our destination selection process 2. Travelers will be asked for proof of a negative PCR test before departing their home country. 3. Travelers will be asked to take another PCR test 3 days after arrival. 4. Sojrn will work with local health authorities to reduce the chance of catching Covid-19 and spreading the virus in each destination. This will include quarantine for confirmed cases. 5. The Sojrn team and local hosts will be trained to operate in accordance with all Covid-19 protocols and will make sure these are implemented within the group as well as be on hand to help with any questions. 6. Co-working spaces and “water coolers” will be sanitized regularly. 7. Apartments/accommodations will be professionally cleaned before arrival, with cleaning goods provided complimentary to each property. 8. Before any official Sojrn activity, temperature checks will be taken as well as at entry of all co-working spaces. 9. Operations abide by the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Safe Travels guidelines.




Are pets allowed?


Possibly! If you would like to bring your pet, get in touch with the team before booking as there are some things we will have to talk you through. Bringing your pet usually requires booking private accommodations and a pet deposit.




Are children allowed?


At this time, our Sojrns are not child-friendly.




If I am an FTLO Travel Alum, do I still need to fill out an application?


Yes, please :)




Do I have to pay extra tax?


Working abroad for your company, as a freelancer or as part of your own business should not result in any additional tax implications for US citizens or your employer. The only exception to this is if your company has a subsidiary in your new country or if you are looking for a new job locally.




Do I need a visa?


We choose destinations that are easy to enter. Some require a visa but they are most likely e-visas which are often cheap and can be bought online in a day or two. You can arrive on a normal travel visa when taking part in a chapter.





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Is the Wi-Fi good?


We know how important good Wi-Fi is. Each destination lists the average internet speed and we aim to have 50Mbps+ at each location.




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.” Additional COVID-19 precautions are also in place: 1. Low Covid numbers and access to not overburdened healthcare facilities are integral to our destination selection process 2. Travelers will be asked for proof of a negative PCR test before departing their home country. 3. Travelers will be asked to take another PCR test 3 days after arrival. 4. Sojrn will work with local health authorities to reduce the chance of catching Covid-19 and spreading the virus in each destination. This will include quarantine for confirmed cases. 5. The Sojrn team and local hosts will be trained to operate in accordance with all Covid-19 protocols and will make sure these are implemented within the group as well as be on hand to help with any questions. 6. Co-working spaces and “water coolers” will be sanitized regularly. 7. Apartments/accommodations will be professionally cleaned before arrival, with cleaning goods provided complimentary to each property. 8. Before any official Sojrn activity, temperature checks will be taken as well as at entry of all co-working spaces. 9. Operations abide by the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Safe Travels guidelines.




Are pets allowed?


Possibly! If you would like to bring your pet, get in touch with the team before booking as there are some things we will have to talk you through. Bringing your pet usually requires booking private accommodations and a pet deposit.




Are children allowed?


At this time, our Sojrns are not child-friendly.




If I am an FTLO Travel Alum, do I still need to fill out an application?


Yes, please :)




Do I have to pay extra tax?


Working abroad for your company, as a freelancer or as part of your own business should not result in any additional tax implications for US citizens or your employer. The only exception to this is if your company has a subsidiary in your new country or if you are looking for a new job locally.




Do I need a visa?


We choose destinations that are easy to enter. Some require a visa but they are most likely e-visas which are often cheap and can be bought online in a day or two. You can arrive on a normal travel visa when taking part in a chapter.





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Is the Wi-Fi good?


We know how important good Wi-Fi is. Each destination lists the average internet speed and we aim to have 50Mbps+ at each location.




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.” Additional COVID-19 precautions are also in place: 1. Low Covid numbers and access to not overburdened healthcare facilities are integral to our destination selection process 2. Travelers will be asked for proof of a negative PCR test before departing their home country. 3. Travelers will be asked to take another PCR test 3 days after arrival. 4. Sojrn will work with local health authorities to reduce the chance of catching Covid-19 and spreading the virus in each destination. This will include quarantine for confirmed cases. 5. The Sojrn team and local hosts will be trained to operate in accordance with all Covid-19 protocols and will make sure these are implemented within the group as well as be on hand to help with any questions. 6. Co-working spaces and “water coolers” will be sanitized regularly. 7. Apartments/accommodations will be professionally cleaned before arrival, with cleaning goods provided complimentary to each property. 8. Before any official Sojrn activity, temperature checks will be taken as well as at entry of all co-working spaces. 9. Operations abide by the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Safe Travels guidelines.




Are pets allowed?


Possibly! If you would like to bring your pet, get in touch with the team before booking as there are some things we will have to talk you through. Bringing your pet usually requires booking private accommodations and a pet deposit.




Are children allowed?


At this time, our Sojrns are not child-friendly.




If I am an FTLO Travel Alum, do I still need to fill out an application?


Yes, please :)




Do I have to pay extra tax?


Working abroad for your company, as a freelancer or as part of your own business should not result in any additional tax implications for US citizens or your employer. The only exception to this is if your company has a subsidiary in your new country or if you are looking for a new job locally.




Do I need a visa?


We choose destinations that are easy to enter. Some require a visa but they are most likely e-visas which are often cheap and can be bought online in a day or two. You can arrive on a normal travel visa when taking part in a chapter.





Have more questions?

let us know! give us a shout at hello@SOJRN.TRAVEL

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