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

Our next cohort begins August 2016. General applications will be reopen in February 2016.


This is an opportunity for grad-level or undergrad students to learn within their industry of preference 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 organizational management.


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 is $12,000. A $1,000 deposit is due upon acceptance, while the remainder can be paid throughout the year. 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. You will need to set aside funds for travel, food, lodging during your apprenticeships, and any further resources.