Build a career you love,
while travelling the world

Our Programs Combine Travel, Study And Community...
To Change Your Career
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OUR PROGRAMS

Each of our programs follows the same curriculum over 12 weeks, and can be accessed in two ways:

Part Time
March 2020
2 weeks in Peru
8 weeks part-time online
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On Site
€€€
April 2020
12 Weeks in SE Asia
All in-person
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SOME NUMBERS WE’RE PROUD OF

9,104
applications to our
first 7 programs
180
alumni from
42 countries
32
companies founded &
going strong
5*
experience rating
from our alumni
94%
alumni now
in entrepreneurial careers

WHAT IS NOMAD ACADEMY?

We’re the world’s first academy built to get driven individuals out of conventional careers, and on the path to owning what they do – working on what matters to them, doing things that make them come alive and living life on their own terms.

What we teach is rooted in real-world experience. Even if you don't have an idea yet, we’ll get you to launch your own thing – with weekly workshops, an online course and one-to-one coaching to guide you.

Our cohorts are highly select and never more than 30 people – to get you the momentum to learn faster.

You’ll  travel to inspiring parts of the world on each program – to co-live, create new habits and go on all-day experiences. All to accelerate your personal growth.

travel
MBAs
startups
Travel internationally.
Define your future.
Join a select community. Learn entrepreneurial skills.
Launch your own thing.
Impact the world.

Our programs take the best parts of the usual career reinvention routes, and get them to you in 12 intense weeks.

We launched our first program in 2017 as “The Nomad MBA”, receiving over 600 full applications within 6 weeks.

Since then we’ve gone on to run programs in SE Asia, Latin America, and Africa. With applications from over 70 countries and hundreds of people inspired to take the meaningful path through life

Like millions of others we found ourselves stuck in conventional careers, bored and slowly losing our motivation.

Refusing to settle for that mediocre life, we set off in search of better careers… journeying through the startup world, the MBA scene and backpacker lifestyle.

We discovered that everyone who had created a fulfilling career  had something in common…They were all pursuing something that they found truly meaningful and almost unrealistic.

And they were constantly pushing themselves to their limits in that pursuit, growing as people faster than ever and feeling alive for it.

Excited, we went to see who was out there that focuses on meaningful careers, and the mindset needed to create them… and found nothing.

That’s when we launched Nomad Academy. We take finding meaning, and achieving all that we can in our short lives, seriously.


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WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY

High performers from consulting, law, creative agencies and more. All united by the feeling that "there's got to be more to life than this" and a willingness to act on it.

Phil
Startup founder
Phil is the founder of Kupendo, a social enterprise in online retail where for every product sold an education product is given to children in need. Before joining the 2018 Africa Program, he spent 10 years as a corporate lawyer across some of Australia’s largest corporates."
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Gwen
Agile Methods Coach
“This experience has equipped me with the mindset to achieve more than I realised was possible”. Gwen is a coach at startup Adaptovate, bringing Agile ways of working to scaling companies. Before joining the SE Asia Program in 2017, he spent over 5 years in financial insurance consulting and did a Masters in International Business from EBS Paris."
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Perla
Marketing at Startups
“It was great to learn from a diverse, inspiring and determined group from all over the world”After almost 3 years as an account manager at Hogarth, Perla joined the Nomad Program in 2018 to take her career in a new direction. After graduating from our digital marketing program, Perla has taken on a number of digital marketing roles for smaller, more creative agencies in London."
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Atilla
Startup Cofounder
“The most intense but best part of my life… the tribe and organisers helped me achieve so much.” Atilla is cofounder of WPKurzcus, a creator and seller of premium WordPress courses. Already an experienced entrepreneur, Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business, fast-track his personal growth and take his company ‘remote’."
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Gwen
Agile Methods Coach
“This experience has equipped me with the mindset to achieve more than I realised was possible”. Gwen is a coach at startup Adaptovate, bringing Agile ways of working to scaling companies. Before joining the SE Asia Program in 2017, he spent over 5 years in financial insurance consulting and did a Masters in International Business from EBS Paris."
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Perla
Marketing at Startups
“It was great to learn from a diverse, inspiring and determined group from all over the world”After almost 3 years as an account manager at Hogarth, Perla joined the Nomad Program in 2018 to take her career in a new direction. After graduating from our digital marketing program, Perla has taken on a number of digital marketing roles for smaller, more creative agencies in London."
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Atilla
Startup Cofounder
“The most intense but best part of my life… the tribe and organisers helped me achieve so much.” Atilla is cofounder of WPKurzcus, a creator and seller of premium WordPress courses. Already an experienced entrepreneur, Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business, fast-track his personal growth and take his company ‘remote’."
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Hamish
Premier Freelancer
“This program is for those with a truly open mind, inability to settle for mediocrity and willingness to ask the hard questions”. Prior to joining Nomad Academy, Hamish worked for 4 years as a Product Innovation Manager at Online Republic, before travelling the world. After graduating from our program he became a premier freelancer specialising in digital marketing and in 2018 he founded EB Digital, his own digital marketing company."
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Perla
Marketing at Startups
“It was great to learn from a diverse, inspiring and determined group from all over the world”After almost 3 years as an account manager at Hogarth, Perla joined the Nomad Program in 2018 to take her career in a new direction. After graduating from our digital marketing program, Perla has taken on a number of digital marketing roles for smaller, more creative agencies in London."
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Atilla
Startup Cofounder
“The most intense but best part of my life… the tribe and organisers helped me achieve so much.” Atilla is cofounder of WPKurzcus, a creator and seller of premium WordPress courses. Already an experienced entrepreneur, Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business, fast-track his personal growth and take his company ‘remote’."
Read more
Hamish
Premier Freelancer
“This program is for those with a truly open mind, inability to settle for mediocrity and willingness to ask the hard questions”. Prior to joining Nomad Academy, Hamish worked for 4 years as a Product Innovation Manager at Online Republic, before travelling the world. After graduating from our program he became a premier freelancer specialising in digital marketing and in 2018 he founded EB Digital, his own digital marketing company."
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Chloe
Premier Freelancer
“Now, instead of being stuck in a corporate office, I can choose to work from anywhere in the world”. Before joining the Nomad Program in 2018, Chloe worked as a systems analyst for a mining company for 5 years. After graduating she founded her own company, Wheel For Happiness and alongside this she now works as a Digital Media & Marketing Specialist."
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Atilla
Startup Cofounder
“The most intense but best part of my life… the tribe and organisers helped me achieve so much.” Atilla is cofounder of WPKurzcus, a creator and seller of premium WordPress courses. Already an experienced entrepreneur, Atilla joined our Latin America 2018 program to accelerate the growth of his business, fast-track his personal growth and take his company ‘remote’."
Read more
Hamish
Premier Freelancer
“This program is for those with a truly open mind, inability to settle for mediocrity and willingness to ask the hard questions”. Prior to joining Nomad Academy, Hamish worked for 4 years as a Product Innovation Manager at Online Republic, before travelling the world. After graduating from our program he became a premier freelancer specialising in digital marketing and in 2018 he founded EB Digital, his own digital marketing company."
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Chloe
Premier Freelancer
“Now, instead of being stuck in a corporate office, I can choose to work from anywhere in the world”. Before joining the Nomad Program in 2018, Chloe worked as a systems analyst for a mining company for 5 years. After graduating she founded her own company, Wheel For Happiness and alongside this she now works as a Digital Media & Marketing Specialist."
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Garai
UX Designer At Startups
“This program, being part of a global community of entrepreneurs, has without a doubt changed my life” Garai is founder of ComeFindHelp, a nonprofit company that uses community green spaces as the vehicle to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable ecosystem in NYC. Prior to the 2018 Latin America Program, he specialised in human centred design and worked with data behind interactive video technologies."
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Hamish
Premier Freelancer
“This program is for those with a truly open mind, inability to settle for mediocrity and willingness to ask the hard questions”. Prior to joining Nomad Academy, Hamish worked for 4 years as a Product Innovation Manager at Online Republic, before travelling the world. After graduating from our program he became a premier freelancer specialising in digital marketing and in 2018 he founded EB Digital, his own digital marketing company."
Read more
Chloe
Premier Freelancer
“Now, instead of being stuck in a corporate office, I can choose to work from anywhere in the world”. Before joining the Nomad Program in 2018, Chloe worked as a systems analyst for a mining company for 5 years. After graduating she founded her own company, Wheel For Happiness and alongside this she now works as a Digital Media & Marketing Specialist."
Read more
Garai
UX Designer At Startups
“This program, being part of a global community of entrepreneurs, has without a doubt changed my life” Garai is founder of ComeFindHelp, a nonprofit company that uses community green spaces as the vehicle to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable ecosystem in NYC. Prior to the 2018 Latin America Program, he specialised in human centred design and worked with data behind interactive video technologies."
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Renjean
Startup Cofounder
“Anything is possible when you surround yourself with the most motivated people”After graduating in 2018, Renjean co-founded the startup Skyllz, an online marketplace of recreational skills teachers. Renjean is also a Freelance Digital Marketing Specialist working with clients in Tourism & hospitality, F&B, tech, private equity, real estate, and more. Before the 2018 Latin America Program, she had in depth experience as a Marketing Manager working with agencies and social enterprises."
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Chloe
Premier Freelancer
“Now, instead of being stuck in a corporate office, I can choose to work from anywhere in the world”. Before joining the Nomad Program in 2018, Chloe worked as a systems analyst for a mining company for 5 years. After graduating she founded her own company, Wheel For Happiness and alongside this she now works as a Digital Media & Marketing Specialist."
Read more
Garai
UX Designer At Startups
“This program, being part of a global community of entrepreneurs, has without a doubt changed my life” Garai is founder of ComeFindHelp, a nonprofit company that uses community green spaces as the vehicle to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable ecosystem in NYC. Prior to the 2018 Latin America Program, he specialised in human centred design and worked with data behind interactive video technologies."
Read more
Renjean
Startup Cofounder
“Anything is possible when you surround yourself with the most motivated people”After graduating in 2018, Renjean co-founded the startup Skyllz, an online marketplace of recreational skills teachers. Renjean is also a Freelance Digital Marketing Specialist working with clients in Tourism & hospitality, F&B, tech, private equity, real estate, and more. Before the 2018 Latin America Program, she had in depth experience as a Marketing Manager working with agencies and social enterprises."
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HOW IT WORKS

When designing our programs, we only ask one question; what are the most valuable things you’ll need to create a career you love?

Own Your Personal Narrative

Make sense of your past, define your future and find a reason for what you do. This gets you the direction in which to launch your new career.

Get A Startup Skillset

Learn the frameworks and skills that are impacting the world most, and prioritise speed of learning above all. This skillset gives you the best chance of making your narrative a reality. 

Join A Select Community

You’ll be part of our global and fast-growing community. Help each other towards owning what you do together, over the next years. 

SOME COMPANIES FOUNDED BY ALUMNI

WHO Is the Program FOR

Not for people motivated by climbing the corporate ladder.
We aren’t for people that want a pay rise, promotion, or vacation; and this isn’t even for people that want to found and sell their tech startup within 3 years. 

But for professionals who know there’s more to life.
Who feel there’s more to life than sitting at a desk, waiting for the weekend and being a cog in a machine. Who won’t settle for a normal life.

Who are brave enough to do something different.
They're willing to live life on their own terms, find purpose, and solve the problems they see in the world. Even if they don't have an idea yet, they're driven to make change.

Our students are typically:
- 24 to 35 year old professionals
- 3 to 10 years of experience
- From over 72 countries and counting
- Background in law, finance, marketing, creative services, etc.

OUR PROGRAMS

Each of our programs follows the same curriculum over 12 weeks, and can be accessed in two ways:

Part Time
March 2020
2 weeks in Peru
8 weeks part-time online
learn more
On Site
€€€
April 2020
12 Weeks in SE Asia
All in-person
learn more