Frequently Asked Questions. If you need further help, please don't hesitate to contact us
From the start of the bootcamp until one year after you graduate, you will have access to our career services. We will assist you in plotting your career trajectory and preparing you for the job market by considering current needs and trends. We will assess and provide feedback on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and portfolio.
During the bootcamp, we have regular sessions where we simulate authentic real-life technical interviews and we train you to excel in these interviews and secure success. These sessions can help you overcome obstacles that may arise during your job search, and offer assistance when you find yourself in challenging situations, to ensure you are well-prepared. As long as you are actively seeking employment, we will be available to offer our assistance.
If your career aspirations regarding salary and job position are in sync with the prevailing job market, it is possible to secure employment within approximately 3 months after graduation. We encourage you to keep studying after the bootcamp, using the content that we provide as well as the 70+ books that we offer as part of the course, and to keep building projects for your portfolio while you apply for jobs and attend interviews.
Absolutely! In addition to our comprehensive Careers Course, we provide tailored support for individuals aspiring to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle, pursue freelancing opportunities, or embark on their entrepreneurial journey by launching a startup company. Our commitment to your success extends beyond traditional career paths.
Koh Phangan, Thailand, has earned the prestigious title of being ranked as the number one destination for digital nomads worldwide. This picturesque location serves as an ideal starting point, offering a conducive environment for networking with like-minded freelancers who thrive in remote work settings. It presents an incredible opportunity for you to forge connections, gain valuable insights, and seek guidance from experienced professionals who can offer valuable advice and support.
Certainly, hundreds of students have successfully graduated from Haiku Academy, and thousands more from other bootcamps around the world.
But it requires diligent effort. We will provide you with comprehensive educational resources, experienced instructors, and unwavering support at every stage of the process. However, it is essential that you approach the program with a readiness to work diligently and surpass the minimum expectations.
No, it is not. At Haiku Academy, we do not charge any fees for job placement, nor do we claim a percentage of your salary once you secure employment. Our goal is to empower you to achieve financial freedom after completing the bootcamp.
The tuition for the bootcamp is priced at $3,700 USD (approximately 3,500 Euros). Here's what you can expect to gain from the bootcamp:
We offer a more cost-effective option compared to many other bootcamps, thanks to our streamlined approach. Unlike bootcamps with extensive managerial staff, directors, and expensive office spaces, accompanied by hefty marketing campaigns, we keep things lean and efficient. Our small and dedicated team allows us to offer you an affordable tuition that is focused on providing you with a quality education, without any unnecessary extra fees. Every penny you invest goes directly towards your learning experience, ensuring maximum value for your investment.
While accommodation is not included in the $3,700 USD tuition, we can help you choose a hotel or hostel, within walking distance of the school. A bed at a hostel is around $600, while a private room at a hotel on the beach, with a spacious double bed, private toilet and shower, and air conditioning, as well as cleaning services is around $1,300 for the entire 7 weeks period.
Flights are not included in the package; however, we are here to assist you in finding the most optimal and affordable travel arrangements to reach Koh Phangan, Thailand. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey, and we can provide guidance and recommendations to help you secure the best possible flight options.
We offer a convenient 12-month installment plan for the bootcamp tuition. Currently, this payment option is exclusively available to EU and UK citizens and residents. This is subject to approval by our lending partners. Please read more in the Financing Options page.
We understand that circumstances can change, and we offer flexible options to accommodate your needs.
Situated on the enchanting island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, our location offers an unrivaled experience. Koh Phangan has earned the prestigious distinction of being ranked as the number one destination in the world for digital nomads. It's a vibrant hub bustling with aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, and dynamic networking events. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, welcoming locals, relaxed ambiance, and cost-effective lifestyle, Koh Phangan provides the perfect backdrop for an enriching and fulfilling journey as you pursue your career goals in tech.
For the majority of nationalities, a visa is not required to visit Thailand. Our onboarding manager will provide guidance and support in navigating the visa requirements, should you need one, and ensuring a smooth entry process.
After arriving in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, you can proceed to either Koh Samui or Surat Thani by air. From there, you can easily access Koh Phangan by taking a speed boat or ferry. Our dedicated onboarding manager will be there to guide you and assist you in selecting the most suitable transportation option based on your preferences and needs.
The bootcamp spans a duration of 10 weeks, with a structured format. The initial 3 weeks pre-course are conducted online, from the comfort of your own home. Following this, you will embark on an immersive 7-week experience in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
During the pre-course phase, you will engage in weekly lectures conducted via video calls, providing an opportunity to connect with the teacher and fellow students. The remaining course materials can be studied on your own time, with exercises to complete and a project to work on, accommodating your schedule and other commitments, such as work
Once you arrive in Koh Phangan for the 7-week in-person part, the schedule follows a Monday to Friday format from 9 am to 5 pm. Each day brings a diverse range of activities tailored to the topic at hand. You can expect a dynamic mix of engaging lectures, interactive workshops, live coding sessions, collaborative pair programming exercises, interview simulations, and group projects.
We take immense pride in maintaining small group sizes, ensuring an intimate learning environment where each student receives ample attention. With a maximum of 15 students per group and a remarkable ratio of 1 mentor for every 5 students, we are committed to providing personalized and focused instruction. This arrangement allows us to offer an unparalleled level of support that feels almost like private tutoring, guaranteeing individualized guidance and mentorship.
In our program, you will gain the skills to become a professional full-stack web developer. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the entire web development process, equipping you with the knowledge and expertise to handle both the front-end and back-end aspects of web applications. This comprehensive approach offers numerous advantages, enabling you to create dynamic, interactive, and robust applications. By mastering full-stack web development, you will have a broader skill set and greater flexibility in your career opportunities.
Additionally, you will collaborate with other developers on GitHub and gain hands-on experience by building and launching live applications. This practical approach allows you to apply your skills in a real-world setting, fostering a deeper understanding of the development process.
Similarly, the bootcamp equips you with the fundamentals of working with APIs, which opens up opportunities to explore artificial intelligence (AI) applications like ChatGPT. AI, including technologies like ChatGPT, often involve utilizing APIs to integrate AI capabilities into web applications. By gaining experience and understanding of APIs during the course, you will be well-positioned to dive into AI development and leverage AI capabilities in your projects.
Yes, you will only need your laptop (Windows or Mac), no other equipment is necessary.
No, it is not required. We have a dedicated 3-week pre-course that you can complete online from the comfort of your home before the bootcamp begins. During this period, you will learn all the fundamental concepts and skills needed to prepare you for the intensive bootcamp experience.
You must be at least 21 years old. However, we warmly welcome students of all ages beyond that threshold. We take pride in our diverse student body, which includes individuals in their 30s and 40s who are embarking on career transitions. Don't hesitate to apply, regardless of your age.
We run 4 batches per year. Please check on the applications page for the next available date.
Once you complete the application form, we will review it and respond within 24 hours to schedule a video call with one of our advisors. Alternatively, we may request that you re-apply in the future, depending on your application responses and seat availability.
During the video call, we will assess your suitability for the course. This is your opportunity to shine and convince us why you should be selected. Treat it like a job interview and give it your best effort.
If you are accepted, you will receive an email notification. Please note that our average acceptance rate is only about 10%.
To secure your spot, a 50% deposit fee must be paid. Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our onboarding manager will assist you in ensuring all necessary arrangements are in place, such as arrival time and accommodation.
At the start of the pre-course, you will gain access to the learning platform, books, Slack channel where you can chat with your fellow students and to the classes.
Lastly, we look forward to welcoming you to Haiku Academy. Please plan to arrive at least one day before the course begins, with a recommended arrival of 2 to 3 days in advance.
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