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How to join a Workbreaker program

 

Joining a Workbreaker program starts by filling out our quick application form so we get to know you a little better and make sure it's a good fit for you and your career.

Recommended Participant Requirements

 

Before you apply, make sure this program is a right fit for you:

  • You must be able to speak English proficiently. All speaker presentations, workshops, and leadership activities are conducted in English.

  • Have at least 5-10 years of work experience. While not an absolute requirement, the program thrives on connecting and learning from business professionals who can add their rich experience to the discussions.

  • You want to fully participate in the leadership development program. This is what sets Workbreaker apart from other remote work travel programs.

  • Experience leading teams or cross-functional groups as an individual contributor.

  • Able to enter the program location country with a valid passport, visa, and health requirements as it relates to COVID-19. Workbreaker is not a visa agency. Each participant is responsible for following the visa requirements for entry. 

  • Love to travel and explore new cultures!

What's included in the registration?

  • Accommodations for 8 nights in program city.

  • Participation in all leadership workshop and speaker series.

  • Workspace access: a seat at our program office location for you to manage your day-to-day job.

  • Collaboration and facilitated discussion series with other global professionals.

  • Welcome and closing event dinners.

  • Guided tourism tours and events.

  • Program Host - our local program hosts will work with you to ensure you have everything you need for an amazing experience in your host city, from helping you find the perfect dinner spot or sharing the secrets of the city.

  • Support from our Program Leaders, pre, during, and post trip.

What's not included in the registration?

International roundtrip airfare and personal travel insurance. We strongly suggest participants to have personal travel insurance that at minimum covers medical emergencies and cancellations. We recommend World Nomads, underwritten by Nationwide. Typical insurance is about $70-$150 for a Workbreaker program. We don't cover expenses during your free time, transportation to non-program events (like an Uber ride), damages to your apartment.

Insurance

Insurance is strongly recommended. At minimum your coverage should include Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Medical Expenses, Quarantine Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation. The insurance must cover medical costs. If available we highly encourage you to ensure your policy covers medically imposed quarantine if the insured or someone the insured has come into contact with, tests positive for COVID-19. We recommend discussing your options with your insurance provider and consider purchasing or upgrading your travel insurance to a “cancel for any reason” plan. Please discuss all questions and concerns about your coverage directly with your insurance provider. The Late Majority, LLC (parent company of Workbreaker) will not be responsible for refunding any lost trip funds if you have to miss your scheduled trip as you cannot meet the health + entry requirements determined by The Late Majority, LLC and the country you are visiting.

 

Program Costs

Each program has a non-refundable deposit fee of $1000 (USD) that must be paid in order for a participant to be officially registered. This shows your commitment to the program and allows our operations team to start working on your arrival. Program costs vary by program.

Payment Due Date

 

Full payment of your program is due 90 days prior to your program start date.

What is the refund policy?

 

As much as we all try to plan for the future, life happens. Your program fee is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to the program start date - minus the $1000 deposit. Any cancellations 59 days prior to the start of the program date is non-refundable. If you are worried about trip cancellation coverage due to Covid 19, we recommend speaking to your insurance provider directly.

Is Workbreaker tax deductible?

 

Since training and development is a core element of the Workbreaker experience, many of our participants are able to claim Workbreaker trips as a business expense on their taxes. We recommend you talk to your personal tax accountant to learn more about your specific situation. Many companies have a training and development budget for their employees that can be used for this program.

International Phone Data?

 

One option is to buy a SIM card at your program country upon landing, just make sure your phone is unlocked so you use it. Many US phone carriers offer international data options as well. 

Is everything planned for me?

 

We'll cover the logistics of your accommodations, workspace, and some tourism activities. We know that sometimes it's nice to do things on your own. In fact, 100% of past participants responded "Yes" to the feedback survey statement: "Workbreaker was the right mix of planned tourism activities vs on my own". Our team are locals and will give you suggestions that are unique. 

Will I really be able to get things done for my job at home?

 

That depends on you! During the hours between 9am-6pm, our program has an average of 25 hours dedicated to personal work time. The office is open until 10pm if you want to stay longer or have a meeting/call with your team in different time zones.

Can you create a tailored program for my team?

 

Absolutely! Workbreaker Founder, Dan Phan, has years of experience in training and development, business leadership, and creating custom learning programs for small and fortune 100 companies. To create a customize program exclusively for your group, the minimum number of participants is 4.

How many participants are in each program?

 

We prefer a group of 6. Why? We've found that larger groups make it difficult to give personalized attention to each participant. Facilitated discussions are much more powerful in smaller groups. Oh - and some of our favorite off-the-beaten path restaurants and events work only with smaller groups! 

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