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Frequently Asked Questions. If you need further help, please don't hesitate to contact us

Careers

🀝 Does Haiku Academy provide career support?

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.

🎯 Will I be able to find a job after graduation?

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.

πŸ—ΊοΈ Can I become a digital nomad or work freelance after the bootcamp?

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.

πŸ“† Can I realistically learn all the content in just 10 weeks?

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.

πŸ’Ό Is Haiku Academy a recruitment agency?

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.

Payments and Refunds

🎁 What's included in the tuition?

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:

  1. The most in-demand skills: Our curriculum is continuously updated to align with the latest industry requirements, ensuring that you acquire the most sought-after hard skills that tech companies are actively seeking in candidates.
  2. Hands-on experience: Alongside lectures and reading materials, you will engage in practical projects with other students, that closely resemble real-world scenarios in the field of Web Development. This hands-on approach enables you to hit the ground running in your future career and enhances your portfolio, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
  3. Personalized career support and development: Every student receives comprehensive career services, including assistance with portfolio creation, LinkedIn and resume optimization, personalized guidance, and mock interviews. By the time you complete the program, you will be well-prepared and equipped with the necessary skills to enter the job market successfully.
  4. Lifetime access to our platform: You will have continued access to our platform even after completing the bootcamp. This allows you to further your studies and specialize in additional subjects according to your interests and career goals.
  5. Extensive programming book collection: As part of our offering, you will have access to over 70 programming books from reputable sources, enabling you to delve deeper into various programming topics and expand your knowledge base.
  6. Intensive and immersive learning experience: Our bootcamp entails a rigorous schedule of 5 days per week, 8 hours per day, spanning a total of 10 weeks. Throughout this immersive program, you will receive guidance from experienced teachers, mentors, and teaching assistants who will be closely monitoring your progress, supporting you in your projects, and providing valuable assistance whenever needed.

😲 Why is Haiku Academy so much cheaper than other 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.

🏑 Is accommodation included?

Accommodation is included in the $4,700 package. Each accommodation features a private bedroom and bathroom, with some offering a shared living room and kitchen. All options are conveniently located within walking distance of the school.

If you don't want accommodation, the price of the bootcamp only is $3,700.

πŸ›« Are flights included?

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 or Bali. 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.

πŸ’³ Do you have any alternative financing 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.

πŸ’° What's your refund policy?

We understand that circumstances can change, and we offer flexible options to accommodate your needs.

  • If you inform us of your decision to cancel up to 60 days before the start of the bootcamp, we will gladly provide a full refund of your tuition, ensuring complete peace of mind for you.
  • Alternatively, if you find that you are unable to attend the bootcamp as planned, we offer the option to postpone your attendance to a later batch, allowing you to still benefit from our program at a more convenient time.

Location and Travel

🌏 Where is the bootcamp located?

Situated on enchanting islands, our locations offers an unrivaled experience.

Koh Phangan, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia, have earned the prestigious distinction of being ranked as the number one destinations in the world for digital nomads. Both islands are vibrant hubs bustling with aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, and dynamic networking events. Renowned for their breathtaking natural beauty, welcoming locals, relaxed ambiance, and cost-effective lifestyle, Koh Phangan and Bali provide the perfect backdrop for an enriching and fulfilling journey as you pursue your career goals in tech.

πŸ›‚ Do I need a visa?

For the majority of nationalities, a visa is not required, however, we recommend securing one in advance for your peace of mind. Our onboarding manager will provide guidance and support in navigating the visa requirements, should you need one, and ensuring a smooth entry process.

✈ How do I reach the bootcamp?

Koh Phangan, Thailand

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.

Bali, Indonesia

Denpasar Bali has an international airport, with flights from all over the world. From the airport, it's a 1-hour drive to Canggu, where the bootcamp is located. Our dedicated onboarding manager will be there to guide you and assist you.

Format and Schedule

πŸ—“οΈ How long does the bootcamp last?

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 either Koh Phangan, Thailand, or Bali, Indonesia.

⏰ What's the daily schedule?

During the pre-course phase, you will engage in weekly lectures conducted via video calls, providing an opportunity to connect with the teachers and fellow students. The course materials can be studied on your own time, with exercises to complete and projects 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.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« How many teachers and students?

We take immense pride in maintaining small group sizes, ensuring an intimate learning environment where each student receives ample attention. With a maximum of 18 students per group and a remarkable ratio of 1 mentor for every 6 students, we are committed to providing personalized and focused instructions. This arrangement allows us to offer an unparalleled level of support that feels almost like private tutoring, guaranteeing individualized guidance and mentorship.

πŸ“š Which technical skills will I learn?

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.

Throughout the course, you will delve into highly sought-after technologies used to build modern applications, including JavaScript, ReactJS, Node.js, and SQL. For more detailed information, we encourage you to explore our courses page.

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.

πŸ₯ž Why is the course focused on Full-Stack Web Development?

  1. Full-Stack provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the entire software production process. By working with both the front-end and back-end components of a full-stack application, you gain valuable insights into how different parts interact. This knowledge allows you to make informed decisions about which specific area you may want to specialize in, whether it's designing interactive interfaces or developing complex algorithms.
  2. You get to build applications similar to the ones you interact with daily. This familiarity makes it easier for you to relate to and write code for these applications. Working on projects that resemble popular platforms like Uber, Airbnb, or Tinder not only strengthens your understanding of their underlying architecture but also boosts your confidence in developing real-world, user-centric applications.
  3. Web Development embraces open-source tools and technologies. This means you have access to a vast ecosystem of code that has been vetted by millions of developers worldwide. By adhering to best practices and leveraging open-source resources, you are not limited to proprietary tools or restricted by the coding practices of a specific company. This freedom enables you to learn and adapt to industry standards, empowering you to grow as a developer and stay relevant in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

πŸ€– Will I learn Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence?

The bootcamp serves as a foundational step in preparing you for web development. Once you have established a solid understanding of programming and software, you will find it seamless to expand your learning into other areas such as blockchain development. With a background in JavaScript, transitioning to blockchain development will feel familiar and accessible.

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.

Applications and Admissions

πŸ’» Do I need to bring my laptop?

Yes, you will only need your laptop (Windows or Mac), no other equipment is necessary.

πŸ’‘ Do I need any programming experience before I apply?

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.

🐣 Is there a minimum age?

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.

⏳ How often do you run the bootcamp?

We run 4 batches per year. Please check on the applications page for the next available date.

πŸŽ’ What happens after I apply?

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.

Apply for April 2024

22 April - 7 June 2024

$3,700

Financing Options available
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7 seats available β€’ Applications close March 15th 2024