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


Our programs bring driven individuals together to get the direction and skills for entrepreneurial careers – in inspiring locations around the world.


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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the ONsite Program

Our Onsite program is very intense; designed for you to take advantage of in-person coaching, a select community, and working from inspiring locations around the world. You don't need an idea, just the drive to make a change in your career.

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 finding what your purpose-driven career could look like. The following ten weeks are all about getting you the skills and mindset to make that new career a reality, alongside your tribe

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 own company. 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 2020
Ends: July 2020
Destinations: Laos, Cambodia, & Thailand
All in-person
Price €9,700

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Over 3 months, a select cohort will live in three countries – while completing a premium online course. They'll get regular coaching, workshops and intense experiences too.


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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Online startup course

Our premium online 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

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.

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 only select spaces that have high-speed wifi, plenty of space for you to collaborate or to work in private, as well as 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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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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 narrative by exploring your direction and purpose

Get a startup skillset and build the confidence to found your own company

Join a supportive community of entrepreneurial professionals

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 unique backgrounds. 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. Charlie - our Director of Admissions - reviews your info and If he thinks you have the potential to join our next program you’ll get accepted to the application stage.

3. If your application is successful, you'll be invited to talk to the admissions team via video call

4. Once you’ve spoken with our team, we’ll review your full application

5. Once accepted you’ll be called by a member of the admissions team

6. You’ll then be in touch with our operations, coaching, and admissions team to get you ready for the 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 fulfilling career direction is for you. And then to get you the mindset and entrepreneurial skills to make that new direction a reality.

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 meditation retreats to fitness bootcamps. You will be arrange 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 tasked with completing each week. However, you will have free time each day and on weekends; what you do with this time is up to you. Our program directors will be able to recommend options to you. Often our student spends time traveling to neighbouring areas, visiting sites of natural beauty, practicing their language skills on the locals, 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 their language skills on the locals, or working on side-projects.

4. Do you offer financial support?

Currently, we don't offer financial aid or scholarships. 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 employer's 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 achieve this by working with you towards the goals that you identify in the first weeks of the program. Ultimately the skills, mindset, and experiences that we share don’t differ person-to-person, but the mentoring and coaching aspects of the program will help you to use these in the way that is most effective in helping you to achieve your own personal goals.

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 always include a 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 get plenty of rest.

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

Considering that 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 and will look for ways out. But you’ll get over this pretty quickly.

Genuine complaints about the experience, coaching, mentoring, and experiences can also be taken up with your mentor and the company 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 stretch professionals to the edge of their comfort zones. 

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

In short, no. 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 find an idea that you want to turn into a viable business. The first month of the program is focussed on assessing your personal values, exploring business ideas, being more aware of your strengths and passions to discover what problem you want to solve in the world. 

What you do need, is to be willing to devote your time to finding what you find truly meaningful, and then moving towards thatby 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 defined a new narrative and new career goals
- 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 career you love

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 they take a long time to complete
- Accelerators and Pre-accelerators are typically for people looking to get rich from proprietary tech
- Backpacking and Retreats help you to redefine your goals and values, but they don’t give you practical skills
- Career Coaches help you to define your narrative and goals but don’t give you the skills to achieve them

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

Nomad Academy is unique because it takes elements of each of these solutions and provides a program that aims to help people to create their own fulfilling careers.


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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