travel + learn to code
Destination: Dev is a training academy that brings together students from all over the world for programs providing a unique combination of technology education and cultural immersion. Our students will live and work together full-time expanding their skillsets in technology and experiencing a foreign culture and environment. This tight-knight community creates a unique synergy allowing participants to venture outside of their comfort zones both intellectually and culturally.We are looking for students who are open-minded, excited about deep explorations abroad, and passionate about technology. Our mission is to empower others to impact the world and build their ideal lifestyles through software.
Our unique combination of extended travel and technology education will push you to grow in ways you never thought possible.
Live, work, and play with a supportive group of like-minded aspiring nomads and create connections that will last a lifetime.
Forget textbooks and dry problem sets - DDev is all about creativity and hands-on learning.
Web Development Bootcamp
This 10-week course is for beginner programmers who are serious about learning the fundamentals of Computer Science and the Web. We focus on collaborative, project-based learning that allows our students to prepare for junior software development jobs or to bring programming skills to their current career or entrepreneurial endeavor. Our extended program also aims to immerse our students in a foreign culture and build a lasting community.
Our week-long introduction to blockchain technology focuses on Ethereum - an implementation of the blockchain that makes it far simpler than previously possible for developers to build fully distributed applications. Learn about the fundamentals of the blockchain, Ethereum, and smart contracts and build your own distributed app. This course is geared towards professional developers, but no prior blockchain experience is required.
Immersive 10-week Web Development
Tuition is $4900 USD. We have scholarships available for Colombian and Thai citizens. Apply to learn more!
Medellín, Colombia: Jan 7 - March 15, 2019
Thailand: Jan 7 - March 15, 2019
Applications Due December 7, 2018
Interested in blockchain? Check out our blockchain program page.
We're proud to announce that the inaugural Destination Dev class was successfully funded on Kickstarter and wrapped up as a resounding success this summer right here in Medellín! We'd like to give a big thank you to everyone who supported us. You can check out more about our Kickstarter here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates about upcoming programs!
We chose Medellín as the original Destination Dev location for a reason. This city has made an incredible metamorphosis from the violence of the 80s and 90s and has transformed into one of the most vibrant, up-and-coming destinations in South America. With beautiful scenery, perfect weather, and some of the friendliest people in the world, Medellín serves as an ideal introduction to digital nomad lifestyle.
Starting in 2018, Destination Dev will be going mobile - visiting 3 different locations in Thailand during our 10-week program. Our students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Thai culture in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and the southern islands. Come and join us to experience all of the sites, smells, tastes, and incredible experiences Thailand has to offer as we explore the cities, the mountains, and the beaches.
Who Should Apply
ASPIRING DIGITAL NOMADS
Digital Nomads work remotely from anywhere in the world. Web Development is the perfect career to travel and work remotely while earning high wages regardless of your current location's cost of living.
Software is eating the world, and is an integral part of nearly every industry. Learning to code is an investment that will pay dividends for career-switchers, product managers, or just about anyone looking for a competitive advantage.
If you're a college student or recent graduate, Destination Dev is a great option for you. We combine the best aspects of study abroad while arming our students with a skill set that makes them highly competitive in the job market.
Interested in Destination Dev but looking for more information from instructors, students, and alumni? Getting stuck with learning to code and need some resources to get you moving forward? Wondering how a coding bootcamp abroad differs from a typical bootcamp experience? We're here to help! Fill out the form below to receive periodic updates on our programs and chances to connect with instructors, students, alumni, and other prospective applicants (we promise to never share your email address with any other party and to only contact you with relevant content).