At Wayfinding Academy, there are no cookie-cutter tracks. We are humans to be cultivated, not objects to be sorted. It’s education by odyssey, where students have ample help navigating their path.
The two-year program is anchored by nine core courses in communication, social change, teamwork, and leadership. From there, students handcraft their own curriculum with the support of a personal guide. They hone their skills with real-world internships, mentors, and travel opportunities.
We want to turn the system frontwards:
First, we get to know you and help you make an informed and intentional choice about your education (hint: it might not be 4-year college and it might not even be Wayfinding Academy).
Then we ask, “Who are you? What are you passionate about? What do you want to contribute to the world?” through a core curriculum of 9 classes designed to cultivate good humans.
Then we connect you to internships and mentors so you can try things out. You’ll have a Guide who helps you navigate every step of the way.
Then you confidently pursue your path after graduation, equipped with a network, a portfolio, and your next steps, rather than a mountain of debt.
We believe education is our chance to make the world better, because what you do with your life matters to more than just you. When we each live life on purpose, we all thrive.
Wayfinding Academy has been approved by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission to grant Associate’s Degrees in Self & Society (yes, we’re a real college).
There are six elements to the 2-year program:
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