Los Angeles, CA (12/1/20) – Recently we conducted a survey of SabbaticalHomes.com members who work in academic and research institutions across the globe. These academic professionals responded in detail, painting a striking picture of how our resilient community is managing the challenging work / life balance that has resulted from COVID-19.
In true SabbaticalHomes.com style, some of our members have spent the pandemic months either on sabbatical or working from a remote location, and some are making plans to do so in 2021 (although not everyone is able to work remotely and many have children potentially attending school in person). Wherever our community is working from, we appreciate the respectful and detailed responses to our survey.
Sheltering During the Pandemic
Here are just a few highlights of locations around the world that our members are staying in or heading to:
- Michigan to Taiwan
- New York to Paris
- United Kingdom to Portugal
- Living in Trinidad
- Santa Barbara, California to Berlin
- Heading to Turkey
- Germany to Australia
- Living in Vietnam
- Providence, RI to Toulouse, France
- Heading to Edinburgh, Scotland
Considering Shelter in Place Locations
Facing Difficulties during a Pandemic
Teaching and Researching during COVID-19
Staying Close to Home – or Not
Working from a Different Location this Fall
Planning to Work Remotely in 2021
Prioritizing “Must Haves” for Remote Work
Impacting our Community
Taking Care of Ourselves
Longing for Pre-Pandemic Life
Finding Silver Linings in 2020
Summing it Up
There is a reason why SabbaticalHomes Founder Nadege Conger created this website in 2000: our community of academic Minds on the Move is global, articulate, hard-working and passionate about education, research, science and the arts. Being able to provide the platform for so many to find temporary housing or tenants for relocations, fellowships, sabbaticals, research trips and pleasure travel is our mission. It’s even more important during this difficult time.
It should be no surprise (but still inspiring) that so many SabbaticalHomes members have come up with innovative ways to work and educate others during a global pandemic. This data is just the tip of the iceberg from this survey. If you are interested in receiving a PDF of this Survey Report and learning more detail about the free response answers, please Contact Us.
- Survey included 17 questions with a mix of quantitative and qualitative responses
- Sent on two dates in September 2020
- 237 SabbaticalHomes.com members who work in academic settings, museums or research institutes responded to the survey
Let us know what you think! If you are a member with an inspiring story about your experience during the pandemic, please share in the comments below or Contact Us. You can also connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.