About theCourse

Everything you need to start a career in social media and content marketing

Social Media & Content marketing is one of the fastest growing industries, but there is a lot more to it than just posting pretty pictures. In this course we'll teach you everything you need to know to grow an audience, build influence and actually earn money through social media. You'll walk away ready to become a social media manager growing other brands, or building your own brand to become a social media influencer or blogger.

You'll be taught by a team of experts in the field, bringing their collective experience to help you not only spend 10 days learning tangible new skills, but also having expert insights into your own personal brand and walking away with the strategies and assets in place to hit the ground running -- including a live media kit website, a project plan and professional profile photo.

May 26 - June 4 2018


Your Expert Mentors

Renee Hahnel

Renee Roaming

Renee is a full time travel photographer, blogger and social media influencer. She grew a love for travel at a young age and has now visited 33 countries (and counting!) Her trips now involve working with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Marriott International, REI, Cosmopolitan, KEEN & Guinness. On a daily basis, Renee inspires wanderlust in her audience of over 300k and runs a successful online business.

Christina Galbato

The Bold Brunette

After leaving her 9-to-5 job in New York City earlier this year to pursue blogging, Christina now calls herself a luxury and adventure travel influencer. She circles the globe full-time, working with her favorite brands and documenting her travels to her following of over 200k. She has worked with top travel and lifestyle brands, including Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Unilever, GILT and Flor de Cana Rum.

Emmett Sparling


Emmett is a renouned lifestyle and landscape photographer, working for brands like Rolls Royce, Switzerland Tourism and Guess. He's leveraged instagram to grow over 220k followers to travel the world full-time exploring untouched destinations through his camera.

Emilio Kuzma-Floyd

Eyes of a Nomad

Co-Founder of The Institute of Code, and passionate photographer, Eyes of a Nomad , Emilio will be leading the photography workshops. Emilio has worked with a number of international liefstyle brands, and his photography has been featured on BBC, CNN, Guardian, and the NY Times.

Tina May

Institute of Code

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder of The Insitute of Code. Tina travelled the world bartering her skills in web development and marketing to barter her way around the world and is an expert in bootstrapped marketing after growing IOC to over 100 students in it's first year of operation.


  • + Advanced Instagram Growth
  • + Advanced Facebook Marketing
  • + Growing Traffic through SEO
  • + Creating Engaging, Shareable Blog Content
  • + Using Pinterest to gain targeted followers
  • + How to establish yourself as a thought leader
  • + Advanced strategies to grow your email list
  • + Cultivating your Personal branding
  • + Creating Social Media Strategies & Content Calendar
  • + The latest software to create, schedule and share your content
  • + Photography & Photo Editing (iPhone or DSLR)
  • + Creating Beautiful Social Media Graphics
  • + How to find clients for freelance work
  • + Turning your audience into an income
  • + How to scope, price, and manage client projects

build an engaged audience and grow your career

Canggu Bali

This immersive retreat will be hosted in IOC's private pool villa in Canggu, Bali. Surrounded by gorgeous rainforest style gardens, but close to all the action. Canggu is a hip surf town with boutique cafes and cool bars, but it still manages to maintain it's Balinese charm.

Our Villa

This stunning private villa will be your home for the 10 days, and likely the backdrop for your next profile picture! We'll have workshops during the day, and then hang out by the pool with a cocktail prepared by our in-house bartender or watch the sunset at the beach.

The Food

We know that when you are nourished with great food you are better able to focus and learn, so all Institute of Code courses include meals prepared by an in-house chef team. They'll serve up Instagram-worthy meals, fresh fruit smoothies and cold ice-lattes to keep you on point.

Daily Yoga

Anyone who has tried it before knows that yoga is good for the mind and soul. We start our day with a sunrise yoga class and mindfulness meditation before we begin class. In the afternoon we will have either high-intensity training or afternoon yoga.

Included Activities

Let's explore Bali together

Every second afternoon will head out from our villa to explore all that Bali has to offer. Join us to wander through exotic markets, explore ancient rainforests, hit the surf or just relax with a cocktail by the pool. We'll visit the monkey forest and traditional art market in Ubud, wander through the Tegalalang rice terraces, watch the sunset at La Laguna, visit a beautiful water temple and more.

Testimonials from past students

"I have been blogging for over two years and felt like I was getting nowhere. In only 10 days this retreat changed the way I approach blogging and helped me to start setting the wheels in motion to turn my blog into a business. Just two months after my retreat, and I am writing more, landed my first brand collaboration, and feel like I have a solid strategy in place. My page views have increased by 110%, and I've doubled the number of followers on social media, not to mention boosted my engagement. This course was a game-changer for me and the value that the team at IOC are providing is insane -- learning in a beautiful environment surrounded by a community of like-minded people and a team of experts was by far the fastest and the best way to learn. If you want to become a blogger or an influencer I highly recommend this course."

- Justyn Jen Gourdin, Adventures of a Middle Child

"This past month I had the opportunity to attend the blogging retreat in Bali. It was such an incredible experience to be surrounded by so many kickass and inspiring people who are all doing what they love and chasing their dreams. Of course - it didn't hurt that we stayed in a luxury villa complete with our own personal chefs to feed us delicious food everyday. In just 10 days, we dived into building a brand identity, social media marketing strategy, photography, and even website development and design. My head is still buzzing from all of the information!"

- Kate Ganter, Escape with Kate

"I was skeptic. It seemed improbable that I could learn much of anything in 10 days, but I decided to give it a shot. After all, it was an excuse to go to Bali. I can honestly say it completely changed how I now approach blogging and social media. I hadn't realized that there was so much I had missed when I had initially launched my blog a year ago. Prior to my first day of class I had never even heard of SEO. And by the last few days I was reformatting the layout of my blog by myself. It’s amazing what difference total immersion can do for ones abilities!

To have an easily accessible support system is vital in any learning environment, and the IOC have nailed that. There was always a mentor on hand to help, and we grew into a big family that helped each other. The small number of students also allowed for individualized help to build our personal brands and work on our long term goals.

By being all-inclusive, you are able to focus solely on what you came for: to learn. IOC have got the formula down on how to turn your blogging hobby into a career. If you want to become a blogger, influencer or social media marketer these are essental skills to learn. Why not do it in paradise?"

- Estelle Lee, Majical Joo


With only 16 spots available, this course is going to fill QUICKLY. Apply below to recieve more information and a call from a course advisor.