12 weeks of growth, travel & startup learning – all designed to pivot your career and change your life.

Co-live in 3 countries

Join a select community

Launch your entrepreneurial career


Find what is meaningful to you and redefine your career path.
Get the entrepreneurial skillset to Create that new career.
Feel Alive By Travelling, and join a select community

the ONsite Program

Our Onsite program is our most intense and immersive program, designed for you to take advantage of in-person coaching, inspirational community, and working from remote locations around the world.

For 12 weeks you co-live, co-work, and slow travel with up to 30 other like-minded professionals and two Program Directors. The first two weeks focus on intense experiences that help you to define a vision and narrative for your future. Then, the following ten weeks will be a series of sprints aimed at launching your entrepreneurial career and founding your own purpose-driven startup.

The main feature of the Onsite Program is that you get to fully immerse yourself in the experience of stretching your beliefs, bonding with like-minded professionals, and taking advantage of in-person mentoring to launch your own company. All while co-living, co-working and slow traveling in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.

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What is thE Program?

An intense experience designed to get you finding your purpose, then the entrepreneurial skillset to build a remarkable career around that.

Over 12 weeks, thirty selected professionals will co-live through SE Asia, while getting the workshops, events, coaching and guidance to redefine their careers.

The first two weeks focus on finding what your purpose-driven career could look like. The following ten weeks are all about getting you the startup skills and mindset to make that new career a reality, alongside your tribe. With one-on-one coaching, our virtual course and workshops to guide you.

You'll fully immerse yourself in the experience of stretching your beliefs, bonding with great people, and taking advantage of in-person mentoring to launch your entrepreneurial career. All while co-living and co-working in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.

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Join the next Program

Up to 30 professionals in SE Asia for 12 weeks.

Begins: April 18th 2020
Ends: July 11th 2020
Destinations: Laos, Cambodia, & Thailand
All in-person

Price: €8,900 when paid upfront
Or five instalments of €1,940

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Over 3 months, a select cohort will live in three countries – while getting regular coaching, workshops, our virtual course and intense experiences.


You'll get four one-to-one coaching sessions to guide you towards earning an entrepreneurial mindset.

And fortnightly office-hours for you to ask questions and get advice.

Each of our entrepreneurship coaches have experience in starting their own thing, successfully. Whether it’s motivating you to throw out an old idea, giving you feedback on your pitch, or working with you through the course, they’ll be your guide as you pivot your career.

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Two full-time program facilitators will be with you throughout the three months of your program.

They will manage your tribe, see to logistics on the ground, and facilitate the weekly events we have.

Our program facilitators are comprised of trained psychologists, former professional athletes, and entrepreneurs – all of whom have escaped corporates at some point.

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virtual startup course

Our virtual course designed to get you the skills needed to create your fulfilling career.

The course covers startup frameworks, that prioritise speed of learning and taking action above all else.You'll launch a product/service to apply those frameworks, alongside your tribe. Because the only way to truly get a startup skillset is by doing it for real.

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You'll have a clean, private room to call home, close to the others in your tribe, across all three countries.

Sometimes you will be in a studio room, other times you will be in a shared apartments; and we’ll always try to find places with good access to wifi. Safety is important to us too and we’ll always try to pick the safer neighbourhoods that are available to us.

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You'll be a member of a modern co-working space in each country we go to.

The co-working spaces have high-speed wifi, plenty of space for you to collaborate in, and amenities that will see you through the day.

From there you'll be building towards a better career alongside your tribe. It's using social pressure positively; to push each other towards better careers.

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You'll do a meditation day, a fitness day and a bonding weekend.

These days will kick-start you into the right mental and physical habits for sustained high performance.

Doing things that make you feel alive is a huge part of understanding what motivates you in life. Just as much as getting out of your comfort zone helps you to understand more about yourself and what you're capable of.

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in-between flights

Your flights between our three countries are included during the program.

Your flights to the starting country, or out of the final country, are not included. Because we have people flying in, and out, from all over the world.

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Workshops will be given every week, focussed on topics from defining your future, to storytelling, to entrepreneurship.

Some workshops will be delivered by us, others by external speakers.

They’re a fantastic way to share and explore personal and professional ideas that you find meaning in, and to push you as a tribe towards taking action.

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select community

You'll do the whole program alongside no more than 30 other young professionals.

We spend a lot of time carefully selecting no more than 30 people per program from thousands of applicants.

The reason we’re selective is simple.

We don’t just want people that can pay for the program, or people with the most experience. We want people from diverse backgrounds, with unique experience, with their own thoughts and opinions on the world, and - perhaps most importantly - who are ready to truly push themselves to the edge of their limits.

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SE ASIA 2020
April - June
3 weeks in Laos
4 weeks in Cambodia
5 weeks in Thailand
Date & Destinations
Coming Soon
12 week program
All in-person


Our students are driven by founding startups, launching personal brands, and joining companies whose missions they believe in.

To create this course we started with the skills, mindsets and frameworks used by remarkable people from all walks of life – what did they all have in common?

We first applied those to ourselves, and saw what worked best over the course of a few years.
Then we took those experiences, and applied them to our programs. And saw what worked best again; constantly experimenting, iterating and refining over our last seven programs.

From that, we know the most valuable skills and mindset for creating a career you'll love.

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Places we travel to

Our next program is 12 weeks co-living in:
Luang Prabang, Laos
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The countries we select are always a combination of vibrant cultural experiences and entrepreneurial communities. Co-living in uplifting locations helps you to break out of your routines, feel alive again, and push you to the edge of your comfort zone.

Past Locations

SE Asia


Latin America 



South Africa

WHERE WE live & work

Co-living spaces
You'll always have clean, private rooms. Sometimes you’ll have a studio, other times you may have shared apartments and we’ll always try to find places with kitchens and access to wifi.

Co-working spaces
Good co-working environments are essential to our program because you’ll be spending the best part of three months launching your new career in them. We select spaces that have high-speed wifi, space for you to collaborate or to work in private, and amenities that will see you through the day.

Past Locations

"I felt unfulfilled, I could not resume my sense of achievement to a higher salary or a promotion.I was lost but knew that what I was doing then was not right for me."

I can truly say that this experience has equipped me personally with the mindset to not fall back to being an unfulfilled individual. You get what you put in it, and without this group of great people (and I weigh my words), my change would not have been possible. Be sure that your tribe will be amazing, Zeeger, Andy and Harry have already proven themselves on that at degrees I could not have foreseen.

Gwen Jettain, 29 years old, France
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Since 2017 we’ve had a wide variety of entrepreneurs - from all walks of life - hosting workshops as part of our programs. We typically look for speakers that can provide insight for our cohorts and who’s aims align with our own: creating remarkable careers that solve problems in the world.

Carragh  | Hubspot
Growth & Partnerships

Carragh gave a presentation on how CRM systems can streamline and lighten the workload for startups as well as being a valuable tool for rapid experimentation and growth.

About Carragh’s work with Hubspot:

At HubSpot for Startups, we work and align closely with the Accelerators, Incubators, Entrepreneurial Organizations and early stage VC companies to educate their startups and help them execute on growth-centric marketing and sales strategy.

•Managing global strategic relationships with HubSpot for Startups Partners. These partners include Accelerators, Incubators, Venture Capital, and Startup Organizations

•Aiding and supporting the startup community at large through mentorship

•Organising and delivering large-scale education sessions on Inbound Marketing and Sales for Startups

•Working with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment of HubSpot for Startups with business priorities.

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Olga | Anaqmisk'i Miel
Founder &  Entrepreneur

Olga gave a presentation about becoming a purpose-driven entrepreneur.

Olga is an entrepreneur who after wrapping up a million dollar business in Papa New Guinea, moved to Peru searching for opportunities more aligned to the things that really make her tick. 

She knew she wanted to support the local community who instantly welcomed her, needed to be in nature and wanted to use her previous medical training to explore non-traditional healing therapies.

She got straight to work and set up Anaqmisk'i Miel, offering organic raw honey from pesticide-free land and communities in the isolated Peruvian Andes.

Her next project is setting up her own testing lab in Peru, exporting her honey to Europe and completing a documentary about medicinal honey in South America.

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Francisco | Moove
Product Director & Consultant

Francisco gave a presentation about his experiences working with a startup as well as the competitive value of soft skills.

Francisco has spent most of his career as a product director at moove.cl, where he helps design and improve performance evaluation, feedback, induction and commitment. 

He is also highly focused on the development of soft skills such as leadership, communication and service among others; through online and in person training as well as through instructional design and coaching.

In his spare time he holds conferences and gives talks for different businesses and organizations on the same topics.

Lastly he is a part-time professor on Executive Development at the The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

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Fabían  | e.Ray
Co-Founder and COO 

Fabían gave a presentation about co-founding his own purpose-driven environmentally-conscious energy startup, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

His company e.Ray on smart river turbines provides remote communities a source of energy and a way to prevent floods.The Colombian, co-founder of e.Ray, has designed an infrastructure that combines the generation of renewable electric power from the flow of rivers with the obtention of data about them. Thanks to this initiative, he has been chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the winners of Innovators Under 35 Latin America 2018.

After his success with his first project in Uganda, e.Ray has been approached by companies like Google and government bodies to share important water data that gets registered through his turbines.

Fabían is also a Chairman Of The Board at Wamala Energy Ltd.

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Karfei | Mindvalley
Coach & Head of Learning

Karfei gave a presentation about personal growth, life design, and performance as well as his work at MindValley.

Karfei has been a TEDx speaker and is also part of the Forbes Coaches Council.

As the Resident Coach and Head of Learning and Culture at Mindvalley. His experiences in People and Culture, Organizational Development, Coaching, Behavioral and Social Psychology are the backbone of his work.

He is also an active keynote speaker for Mindvalley in events and conferences related to People & Culture, HR transformation, future of work, coaching, and learning and development.

Karfei leads the internal coaching program to empower personal and professional growth among employees in Mindvalley. Programs initiated include: Dream Program, Professional Development Coaching, Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coaching, Rapid Transformational Therapy.

As well as all learning and development and employee engagement initiatives within Mindvalley. Including Culture Days, Love Week, SPLASH, Great Place To Work and Worldblu Survey.

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Cesar | C&C
Leadership Consultant

Cesar gave a presentation on the importance of strategic leadership and storytelling as a leadership tool.

Throughout the years Cesar has created and implemented different learning and training methodologies, that fall into the categories of: consulting, coaching, certifications, courses and conferences. He’s trained and developed thousands of leaders, and he is convinced that companies can get better, ONE leader at a time.

In 2014 he founded a company called C&C Leadership Consulting. His next step was to knock on as many doors as possible, trying to get in front of decision makers that would give him a chance to help. Unsuccessful for about 6 months, close to giving up until he got a chance to work with with one of the biggest companies in Chile. That then started a "snowball effect" that gave him the confidence and momentum he needed.

Three years later, he’s been consulting companies all over Latin America, such as: Santander, Itaú, BCI, PepsiCo, Kia, Telefónica, MasterCard, etc. 

Right now he’s still helping large companies define, design and Implement strategic leadership development programs. 

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Lean Startup
The method that prioritises speed of learning, and simplifies the journey of launching a product.

Lean startup methods are mainstays of the startups shaping our world. In applying them to your own career, you'll have the best toolset to launch your own company or make an impact in a company that fits your purpose.

Our workshop gets you applying lean methods to launching your own product/service; because real learning is done by taking action.

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What is it you are actually good at? What makes you stand out?

What skills could you further develop? If you want to execute successfully on your envisioned future you need to play to your strengths to make it a reality. To leverage the things you have expertise in to stand out from the crowd on your entrepreneurial journey. Besides us thinking about our strengths we’ll also the group...I bet you’re curious to hear what they think.

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Future Authoring
People don’t stumble upon success by sheer luck. Everyone that has ever

been successful in anything was clear on where they wanted to go. So that’s what we’ll do, getting clear on where you want to get to, move actively towards it and take ownership of the entire journey. Combined with your story, skills and habits, your future vision will provide you with the final key ingredient to make an impact.

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As human beings we have been telling stories since the day we were able

to communicate. Telling stories is something innate in us and it has changed the course of history multiple times. Good storytelling is impeccable to the success of any company you start or career you create; for pitching, selling products, inspiring a team and more.
Practice makes perfect, so expect a very hands on approach.

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What is something bigger than you that you are working towards?

At the heart of this workshop is helping you define your personal mission. Through this workshop you will get an in depth understanding of what “meaning” actually means and how it can guide your decision making in your career.

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Customer Development
Once you've had an idea, how do you speak to your potential customers?

These frameworks will save you from building something people don't want, by uncovering what needs people truly have. From there you can create things that fit both your purpose and what people will pay for. This is vital for starting any sort of company & for adding value in fast-growing companies.

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After growing up in South Africa, Kyle spent close to a decade working as the right-hand man to four different billionaires while living in LA, Australia, SE Asia and most of Europe. He used that experience to enter the startup world, co-founding two businesses and consulting with a number of other scaling startups.

He now lives in London and uses his blend of slow-travel, startup work and exposure to vastly different lifestyles to run our startup courses as a professional coach.

Kyle’s Linkedin Profile

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At age 16, Andrew started his first company through the Young Enterprise programme and later went on to read Economics at LSE.

At LSE, Andrew launched several businesses – the last of which was Up Learn. Just over two years later, Up Learn had made it into Forbes.

Andrew also taught entrepreneurship at LSE as part of the LSE Class Teacher Award .

Andrew’s Linkedin Profile

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Following five years working in the digital marketing world, Troy made the decision to turn his hand at entrepreneurship by establishing his own coaching company.

In January  2017 he started working as a Mindset, Business, & Career Coach, he later worked as a Problem-Solving Coach with the Mastery Zone Accelerator and moonlighted as a Public Speaking Coach.

Troy’s Linkedin Profile

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Fleur spent 6 years in corporate, before becoming burned-out and starting her own business in Jan 2018.

Fleur's personal brand gives both private 1:1 coaching and corporate workshops on employee well-being while staying a high-performer.

Fleur has also been featured in a range of different media such as Omroep Max, de Volkskrant, &C, MT magazine and WorkJuice. Has written for the online platforms AWAKE and Holistik, as well as writing her bi-weekly blogs.

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Working as a Counselor and Psychotherapist since 2010, Siggy has been leading self-development retreats, workshops, and classes that combine psychology with Eastern philosophy since 2015.

Siggy originally studied to become a documentary filmmaker, before undertaking a master's degree at the Cairnmillar Institute School of Psychology and Counseling - one of Australia’s pre-eminent centers for psychological and trauma counseling.

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Tess worked for years as a psychologist, helping people through difficult life-events and guiding them to find their meaning back in life. With this experience, she left to travel the world and dive into personal growth. She discovered how people from all over the world have a universal mission: living a life worth living.

Getting people to rediscover their inspiration, she helps run our programs.

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Ben is a sales and growth expert who loves great conversations and hearing people's stories.

Originally coming from Australia, you can usually find him in the sun, taking in the outdoors. Working with Nomad Academy was an easy decision for him as it combined his love of helping people develop with his interest in exploring new parts of the world.

Ben is a Nomad Academy Alumni and has been mentoring tribe members since early 2018.

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Michiel’s spent years working in systems modelling, before setting off on his own path.

Michiel is the co-founder of a personal development retreat and spends a few weeks each year bringing people together and from around Europe to undertake personal growth workshops and build personal and professional networks

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“Today I don't think it's crazy to live anywhere in the world, have my own company or have the chance to work remote, but the best part is that I surrounded myself with a community that were a great support to help me improve”

Martin Fleischer, 32 years old, Spain


Define your personal narrative
Unit One: 

Get to know yourself and your tribe

Bonding Weekend, Workshops
  • Get to know your tribe inside out.
  • Make sense of your past to uncover your strengths and values.
Unit TWo: 

Find what makes you come alive

Fitness Experience, Meditation Retreat
  • Find ways to be sustainably focussed.
  • Visualise your future and how to leverage the skills you have.


Startup Skillset: Validate an opportunity
Unit three: 

Start with your “why”

1on1 Coaching, Online Course
  • Uncover the opportunities that align with your purpose.
  • Start your online course  
Unit four: 

Define who your customer is

1on1 Coaching, Online Course
  • Apply the principles of customer development to talk to your prospective clients, and understand their needs.
Unit FIVE: 

Validate the opportunity

1on1 Coaching , Pitch Day
  • Confirm what your opportunity is and who it’s for.
  • Learn how to pitch your opportunity effectively.
Unit SIX: 

Have great ideas

Pitch Feedback, Online Course
  • Tap into your creativity to generate innovative ideas.
  • Using your insights from Sprint 1, choose an idea.


Startup Skillset: Launch a solution
Unit SEVEN: 

Fail Fast, Learn Early

1on1 Coaching, Online Course
  • Prototype your idea.
  • Learn how to iterate on your prototype effectively.
Unit EIGHT: 

Launch your product/service

1on1 Coaching, Online Course
  • Launch a minimum viable version of your product/service.
  • Apply growth hacking and MVP frameworks.
Unit nine: 

Build, Measure, Learn

1on1 Coaching , Online Course
  • Adapt your MVP based on real-world feedback.
Unit ten: 

Pitch your future

Pitch Day
  • Learn how to build a winning pitch deck. Pitch your progress, learnings and future to your coach.




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 a tech startup within 3 years.

But for those brave enough to do something different.
Who are willing to take a risk, find purpose, and solve the problems they see in the world. Even if they don't have an idea yet, they're ready to make a change.

Our students are typically:
- 24 to 34 year old professionals
- from over 42 countries and counting
- backgrounds in law, finance, marketing, creative agencies, and more.

How it works

Define your future by exploring your direction and purpose

Get a startup skillset and build the confidence to own your future career

Join a supportive community of entrepreneurial professionals around the world

We exist for one reason... to get driven individuals out of conventional careers, and on the path to entrepreneurial careers that make them feel alive again.


While some of our alumni have joined companies whose missions they believe in, others have launched their own thing...


Have questions that aren't in the FAQ?
Email charlie@nomad.academy or Whatts App + 31 06 82772626

1. who gets selected and what's the selection process?

We select applicants based on their openness to new experiences, drive to create something remarkable, and background skills. Applicants must be transparent, highly capable and ready to push themselves outside their comfort zones.

Our students are typically 24 - 34 years old, with a few years work behind them from law, finance, creative agencies etc. They're from across the world, from USA and Europe to Australia and Latin America.

The process itself is straightforward:

1. Request an invite to any of our programs by clicking the apply now button

2. We'll review your information and if you have the potential to join our next program you’ll get accepted to the application stage.

3. If your full application is successful, you'll be invited an online interview with us. You'll be able to jump onto a quick call to ask us about the program, and attend our insider webinars.

4. Once you’ve been interviewed, we'll gather as a team to make a final decision. If you're accepted, then pack your bags and get ready for the most intense journey of your life(!)

5. Our operations, coaching, and admissions team will help get you prepare for your program.

2. What’s the structure of the program, is there an agenda, and how strict is the agenda?

You can view a full breakdown of the curriculum on all of our program pages.

Our programs aim get you understand what a remarkable career direction is for you. And then to get you the mindset and entrepreneurial skills to make that new direction possible.

During the Onsite Program, on a"typical week" you'll be at the co-working space a few hours per day (Monday to Friday); learning the skills for a new career and acting on that. There will be weekly workshops, and weekly tribe socials. Once per month will be an "epic experience" from bonding weekends to fitness bootcamps. You will have your one-to-one expert sessions at times that fit your coach and yourself.

The Onsite Program agenda is reasonably strict in terms of the units you’ll be completing each week alongside your tribe. However, you will have free time each evening and on weekends. Often our student spends time traveling to neighbouring areas, visiting sites of natural beauty, practicing new habits, or working on side-projects.

3. Will there be free time for other activities (learning language, adventures, etc.)?

Yes, you will have free time each day and one the weekends; what you do with this time is up to you. Often our student spends time traveling to neighbouring areas, visiting sites of natural beauty, practicing new habits, or working on side-projects.

4. Do you offer financial support?

Currently, we’re unable to offer financial aid and we do not offer scholarships at this time.

However, some countries do offer schemes to assist financially with study abroad programs.  A significant number of students also get their Nomad Academy program funded by their employers. To begin with, you can direct them to our employers page; and as you progress through our selection process we can give you further advice on sponsorship.

5. How do you keep it relevant to each person’s goals/needs?

We work with you towards the goals that you identify in the first weeks of the program, in the context of entrepreneurial careers. The workshops and course doesn't differ person-to-person, but the mentoring and coaching aspects of the program will help guide you towards finding your new career direction, and the variety of entrepreneurial skills needed for that new career.

6. Where are we staying, what does it look like?

We often partner with the co-living / co-working companies such as Outpost (SE Asia) and Selina (Latin America). More often than not, we house people in apartments of 2-3 bedrooms and joint living spaces. If either of those are not an option, we go with hotel brands such as Hotel R.

Accommodation will bea clean, private en-suite room when possible. If this is not available we’ll let you know ahead of time. Ultimately, we choose co-living spaces because it’s important that you bond with your fellow students, but we also want you to have a safe, quiet room where you can reflect and rest.

7. What if I'm not happy after the first few days/weeks?

This is a program designed to get you outside of your comfort zone, there’s a good chance that - at times - you’ll want to return to the comfortable and familiar. But you’ll get over this pretty quickly.

Genuine complaints about the experience, coaching, mentoring, and experiences can also be taken up with your program directors and we will assess them on a case-by-case basis. It’s also important to us that you do get the results you want from our program. Nomad Academy wouldn’t exist in its current form without honest feedback from hundreds of students. So we urge you to tell us how we can improve.

It's important to be aware that we are not a travel company. We are an education startup that uses travel as part of our overall program to break professionals out of their daily routines.

8. Do i need a business idea & What are the outcomes of the program?

You do not need a business idea to apply to the program, just the motivation to make change.
The program is designed to give you the inspiration, community and skills to pivot your career. In the first month of the program you'll make sense of your past, find the problems you want to solve in the world, and define your future. The second and third months are about getting you an entrepreneurial skillset, by guiding you through launching a product/service that fits your newly defined future.

What you do need, is to be willing to delve into what you find truly meaningful, and then to move towards that by joining a company you believe in, or launching your own company.

The outcomes we aim to provide are:

- For you to have founded your own company or personal brand
- For you to have joined a mission driven company you believe in
- For you to have formed new habits and a new mindset to enable you to persevere toward this goal.

Our alumni have founded companies, joined purpose-driven companies, and ultimately taken ownership of what they do with their lives. You can view information about both our alumni and the companies they’ve founded on our outcomes page.

9. What’s the curriculum and what will I learn?

Ultimately, we want you to graduate our program with three things:

1. A clearly defined narrative comprised of your personal goals and values.

2. The entrepreneurial skills, habits, and mindset to be able to create a fulfilling career effectively.
That includes applying startup frameworks, growing your emotional intelligence, and creating powerful habits.

3. To have developed a support network that will foster your entrepreneurial career for life.

You can download our curriculum and view the full details of each of our programs on all of our program pages (as well as using the button below).


10. USP. How is this program different from other programs, why should I choose Nomad Academy?

The main difference between Nomad Academy and other programs are:

- MBA programs don’t help you to find what is truly meaningful to yourself, and focus on conventional careers.
- Accelerators are typically for people looking to get rich from proprietary tech through scaling startups.
- Purposeful travel helps you to break out of routines and feel alive again, but they don’t give you practical skills

We’ve tried all of these solutions ourselves and found that they didn’t give us the direction, skills and support we needed to step out of mediocre careers and take ownership of our lives.

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April 18th 2020
12 weeks in SE Asia

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