Reimagining Learning for Students & Companies



At Experience Institute, you will learn interdisciplinary skills that engage your mind, shape your values, and help you create meaningful tools alongside remarkable people.
— David Kelley | Founder of IDEO & Stanford's d.school

Undergraduate & Corporate Programs

Leap Semester

You're a college student who wants to spend a Semester working in the field while receiving a full semester of college credit for learning interdisciplinary skills around Design Thinking, Storytelling and Business Operations – all while working with a startup in one of nine cities.

Learning Leaps in companies

You're pursuing a career and you're ready to level up. You need practical tools, a wider network, a portfolio of meaningful projects and a type of program that offers you the freedom and support to chart your own path, all while maintaining your current role at your company. 


Learning & Outcomes


Skills that never expire

You’ll learn processes that challenge you personally and professionally and are applicable within any industry. These include: Self-Awareness, Storytelling, Design Thinking, & Community Building.


Projects that make a difference

If you join any of Ei's programs, you'll dive into real-world projects, learning practical processes for discovering solutions in day-to-day situations.                                                                                                 


Bright and caring community

You’ll connect with bright, like-minded peers – the kind of people who'll be friends well beyond you finish. And you’ll work alongside talented instructors and coaches who've excelled in the areas of business, design, technology, and social change.


Experiences that will build your portfolio

If you're a college student, you'll be apprenticing with one our Host Companies in one of twelve cities. And if you're a career professional, you'll be guided through a process of designing and completing your own project (aka: Leap). In other words, get ready to be on the move!

Stories from Past Participants

Meet three of the Founding Leap Semester Students: Batman, Anna, and Alifya.

Hannah participated in our first-ever coporate Learning Leaps program in 2016.

April was part of our year-long Fellowship in 2013-2014.

I’m now poised to shape the future I want to live.
— Sami, 2016 Fellow
This gave me the framework to explore alongside masters of their craft while cultivating a purposeful skill set.
— Olenka, 2015 Fellow