“Finally, a place that takes the best parts of higher education and integrates them into a learn-by-doing model.” -Muffadal Saylawala, Founding Student

Applications are now open for our next Leap Year Fellowship.


This is an opportunity for undergrad or grad level students to learn by an immersive and unique portfolio-enriching experience, all while building personal character and professional relationships.

As a student of Experience Institute, you will be a pioneer in experience-based higher education, navigating new ways forward.


You will gain practical skills related to business development, design thinking, branding, community building, and personal growth.


You will establish valuable relationships with industry leaders and peers.


You will develop the creative confidence and the creative process to solve problems in any environment.


You will embark on transformative experiences that will shape the way you view the world, define how you can make it a better place, and provide the credibility to launch you into the next step of your career.


Tuition for the Leap Year Fellowship is $12,000. Ei programs require a $1,000 deposit upon acceptance and must be paid in full by the mid-point of the program. We have scholarships opportunities available on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, we have negotiated a special partnership with Earnest, a personal lending company that provides financially responsible individuals with affordable, low-interest loans to help them achieve their goals.

The cost covers classes, space, faculty/mentorship, student resources and events, and graduation (EXPO). You will need to set aside funds for travel, food, lodging during your experiences, and any further resources.