Who says tech bootcamps are not fun? At Le Wagon, you can upskill or reskill and have fun at the same time when you enroll at any of its destination bootcamps. Le Wagon’s unique offerings are designed to provide you with a chance to learn new tech skills, as well as an opportunity to explore the world, broaden your horizons, and build an international network.
Le Wagon has 44 campuses worldwide, spread across Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. In this article, we discuss why you should opt for a Le Wagon destination bootcamp as an alternative to an online coding bootcamp. Not only that, we’ll give you our top 10 picks among Le Wagon’s destination bootcamps.
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Why Students Prefer Le Wagon’s Destination Bootcamps
Le Wagon’s programs are accessible to tech aspirants from all over the world. Whether it’s on-site campus experience or remote learning, there is likely a Le Wagon option that matches what you seek. But first, let’s look at some of the benefits that Le Wagon students enjoy.
Learn Beyond the Classroom
Le Wagon offers the skills and entrepreneurial mindset students need to succeed now and in the future through immersive coding bootcamps in web development and data science. The web development program is available on all campuses, while the data science program is available on campuses other than Istanbul, Oslo, Tel Aviv, and Zurich.
Le Wagon’s wholesome learning environment is what led New York-based Allan Holmes to use his nine-week sabbatical to enroll in the Berlin campus. Allan, who is a former creative director at Instagram and co-founder of liist travel app, said he gained new perspectives about collaborating with others through his time at Le Wagon.
“It’s less about the things that you’ve learned, and it’s more about the people you meet…because you learn how to work with people who think differently than you. Then, [you learn] how to think about solving problems,” he shared. “These frameworks are more important [because they are] the things you actually end up using in your career [post-bootcamp].”
Learn in English at 29 Le Wagon Campuses
Le Wagon offers classes in the English language at 29 of its global campuses including Amsterdam, Bali, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Mauritius, Mexico, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Tokyo, and Zurich. Some Le Wagon campuses also offer lessons in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Allan said that the ability to learn to code and speak with people in English was one of the key reasons he opted for Le Wagon’s Berlin campus. “The majority of people [there] speak English compared to probably a lot of the other cities. Learning German and learning how to code wasn’t something that I could pull off…So, that made it easier [for me] to get around.”
Network with Like-Minded People on an International Scale
In eight years, Le Wagon has grown into a formidable global IT talent network with over 13,500 alumni members comprising web developers, data scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, and more. For Le Wagon graduates all over the world, this generates unique networking opportunities.
Take Allan, for example. His time at Le Wagon Berlin not only helped him build new skills but also connected him to like-minded peers. Now, he works closely with two fellow Le Wagon graduates and successfully launched a travel app together.
“Two of the people that I now work with every single day, I met there. So, you could say yes, of course, the networking aspect was huge…I don’t think what you learned changes your life as much as the people that you meet do. And I think that’s just the human factor,” Allan said.
According to the Career Karma State of the Coding Bootcamp Market Report 2020, the average in-person bootcamp costs $13,293 in the US. Le Wagon bootcamp tuition costs vary from €6,000 and €7,500 (approx. $6,800 and $8,500) depending on the selected course, format, and campus.
(Note: Check the school’s website for more details on your preferred destination bootcamp and updated tuition fees.)
Top 10 Picks: Which Le Wagon Destination Bootcamp Is Right For You?
For our top 10 picks of Le Wagon’s destination bootcamps, we focused on campuses where classes are delivered in English.
Amsterdam offers more culture per capita than any other city on the planet, thank to its small size and numerous museums. During your spare time in Amsterdam, you can cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, explore the Red Light District, check out street art at Spuistraat, walk around De 9 Straatjes, or go to Zaanse Schans to see traditional Dutch mills.
From gorgeous beaches to enchanting temples, Bali has almost everything for every type of visitor. Bali’s year-long tropical weather makes it a prime spot for surfing, diving, and snorkeling. Places like Bali Treetop Adventure Park are also great for adrenaline junkies. Experience the local culture with a visit to Ubud or Ulun Danu Temple.
Barcelona is famed for Antoni Gaudi’s stunning architecture, modern art museums, peaceful parks, golden beaches, and delicious tapas. When in Barcelona, don’t skip a visit to Sagrada, Familia, Park Güell, or the beach. Foodies would also enjoy Spain’s gastronomical delights like paella, tapas, gazpacho, and bombas.
Berlin is a hub for contemporary art and film, inspiring legendary musicians like Iggy Pop and David Bowie to create some of their most iconic works. In recent years, the city has also been making a splash as a thriving tech hub. When in Berlin, you can visit Berlin Wall Memorial, marvel at Reichstag, or climb a famous TV Tower (Fernsehturm).
For those looking for a more one-of-a-kind experience, you can try your luck getting into one of the world’s most secretive nightclubs or enjoy your drinks in a -10°C bar where everything’s made of ice.
Lisbon is a unique and captivating city that’s paved with iconic cobblestone streets. Riding tram 28 through the most touristic districts of the city is a must. When in Lisbon, consider visiting Torre de Belém, the National Tile Museum, and the Lisbon Oceanarium. If you love surfing, Caxias beach should be on the top of your list.
London has everything from history and culture to superb dining and vibrant nightlife. The capital of the United Kingdom is often called a melting pot of cultures and languages. When in London try to visit as many museums and local pubs as you can. If you want to see the city from above, ride London Eye, Emirates Air Line cable car, or climb the 300-meter Shard.
Mauritius is an island republic in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent. It’s a volcanic island with lagoons and a wide variety of palm-fringed beaches that are surrounded by coral reefs for the most part. Mauritius is a perfect spot to swim with wild dolphins, go on a catamaran cruise, or visit a tea plantation.
Melbourne is regarded as one of the most livable cities on the planet. It’s known as the ‘Sporting Capital of the World,’ but it’s also known for its graffitied laneways, great coffee, ethnic diversity, and bayside position. Melbourne is a great place to visit a winery, enjoy some local craft beer, and try unique food like vegemite curry with roti.
Known as Cidade Maravilhosa or “marvelous city”, Rio de Janeiro offers a picturesque landscape of beaches and mountains. And if you want to do more than just sightseeing, you can also join in the excitement of the annual Rio Carnival, which has been touted as the “Greatest Show on Earth”. There’s no shortage of fun and beauty in Rio—a perfect respite from your rigorous bootcamp training.
Singapore is a small yet successful island nation with plenty to offer in terms of quality of life and personal development. It is also one of the safest cities in the world, bagging the #3 spot on The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2021. It is home to stunning architecture, diverse cultures, and vibrant nightlife. Top attractions include Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and Universal Studios Singapore.
Le Wagon’s Guide on Visa Requirements and COVID-19 Restrictions
When traveling abroad, students must observe country-specific visa requirements and COVID-19 restrictions. US citizens traveling overseas should check the latest regulations for Americans traveling abroad here.
As COVID-19 restrictions change often, it is essential to check updated entry requirements (i.e. vaccination, testing) of your selected destination country when planning to enroll in a destination bootcamp. Le Wagon’s admissions team is available to speak about any questions you may have regarding visa requirements and COVID-19 restrictions.
Learn to Code and Travel with Le Wagon
Le Wagon destination bootcamps are a great opportunity to study data science web development and explore the world at the same time. The school offers immersive bootcamps with classes conducted in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese at 44 campuses worldwide.
Being a part of a global alumni network allows you to connect with other tech talent and possibly extend your reach in the job market. Visit the school’s website for more information on its global locations or start your application at Le Wagon today.
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