What’s Mindvalley U About?
Mindvalley U is a new type of university – one that teaches you the skills you really need to succeed in life.
It’s a month-long transformational event that takes you to a different city each year; and immerses you in an ecosystem of workshops, talks, and seminars. Plus amazing opportunities to network with our community of hundreds of like-minded individuals.
You will learn from world class teachers in personal and business growth to take whatever you are doing to the next level.
Plus there are parties, excursions, masterminds, and many more social activities that will give you incredible memories and lifelong friendships.
We have a central Hub where all of the activities and workshops take place. Mindvalley U is designed to expand your social connections like no other experience on Earth.
Take a break from your routine, shake things up, and get a new perspective.
How Mindvalley U Works
Mindvalley U Innovates On 6 Different Aspects Of Modern Education
1The Rotating Campus
Why restrict college to a singular campus for 4 years? Using tools like Uber and Airbnb, travel and accommodation have never been easier. Plus there are so many amazing cities to explore on this gorgeous planet. Mindvalley U moves to a different world-class city every year so our students get to learn and grow from new cultures and experiences. Our destination for 2018 was Tallinn, Estonia.
2The One-Month Calendar
Mindvalley U is a one-month-a-year experience that our members come back to for the rest of their lives. There is no graduation. Why would you want to stop learning or say goodbye to the beautiful friendships from college? One month a year means you can take part in Mindvalley U while still holding a job. Spend a month at Mindvalley U and then go forth into the world for 11 months to work or start a business. Come back each year to reconnect and grow.
3The Curated Community
Mindvalley U brings together people of all ages, whether 8 or 80. Young people learn from elders while elders learn from youth. Entire families attend with their kids. A well structured on-the-ground social network ensures your day is filled with the chance to connect, mastermind, and socialize. Plus go on trips, have adventures, and experience the parties. The greatest thing people often say they got out of college was their community of friends. Mindvalley U is designed to expand your social connections like no other experience on Earth.
4Huge Value For Money
We have brought down the cost of Mindvalley U to a fraction of a regular American college. We do this by removing the fixed campus and stripping away all the inefficiencies — from grading to tuition fees to funding research labs. Because Mindvalley U is only one month a year, you are out in the real world for 11 months of the year actually working or building your business — so you’re not racking up crippling student debt.
5The Upgraded Curriculum
Want to learn engineering or physics? Great! Today you can learn these online for free on MIT.edu or EdX.com. Mindvalley U is not for these skills – but for the skills our regular education system ignored. Like entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, personal growth, health and wellness, happiness, love, parenting, mindfulness, and much more. The skills that truly lead to happier lives and not outdated societal brules of ‘success’.
6The Incredible Teachers
Universities might have the greatest researchers in the world, but not necessarily the greatest teachers. So where do you find these teachers? They are the ones on the TED stage, writing best-selling books, or building extraordinary companies. These are the teachers we bring to Mindvalley U.
How Mindvalley U Started – A Quick History
Back in September 2016, Vishen Lakhiani decided he wanted to spend a month every year living in a new city. He wanted to expose his kids to different cultures to encourage their learning and growth through immersive experience. Excited and ready to pick their first location, Vishen and his wife Kristina realised something was missing from their dream: tribe.
So Vishen put out a Facebook request asking if anyone else would like to join them. They had a vision of bringing together a group of like-minded individuals to work, play, create, and support each other – all while enjoying a beautiful new city to call home for a month. The community was born and Mindvalley U was officially kicked-off.
The first location was Barcelona. Over 300 people enrolled within 3 months of Vishen releasing his viral video on how he wanted Mindvalley U to shift the paradigm of education (watch the video here). There was so much hype that legendary speakers and world class educators like Neale Donald Walsch, Wim Hof, Lisa Nichols, and Tony Gonzales came down to collaborate on the project.