The MYX Program
The MYX program is based on three fundamental beliefs about learning which were informed by our decades of experience in higher education and the latest advances in cognitive learning science.
We believe the best learning is:
Students learn best when the subject they are studying is interesting and relevant to their unique goals and interests.
Students learn best by actively engaging in real-world experiences versus passively reading textbooks and listening to lectures.
Students learn best when interacting with others, developing coveted 'soft skills' like teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.
A MYX EDUCATION IS
A good education isn’t one-size-fits-all. At MYX, everything from academics to extracurriculars to projects to mentors is tailored to each student’s unique goals and interests.
Students can pursue a degree, earn job-specific credentials, or explore potential career paths through diverse online courses and projects.
During the Course Consult, we work with students to create their unique CourseMYX, a "playlist" of online courses curated from the best institutions and companies in the world.
Onsite faculty, coaches, and mentors provide high touch, individualized support to ensure students stay on track to achieve their next step.
The old-school model of passively learning facts and reciting them out of context is no longer sufficient to prepare students to survive in today's world.
Why Is Project-Based Learning Important?, Edutopia
Engaging students in hands-on experiences and reflection helps them connect the knowledge and theories learned through their online coursework to real-world situations.
Students choose a Project each term to showcase new skills in a practical context. They're able to test new ideas, get rapid feedback, reflect on why something worked (or didn't), make adjustments, and try again. They also learn basic business skills like project management, business plan development, public speaking, and networking. Projects have ranged from launching an online jewelry business to organizing a community blood drive to optimizing a social media campaign to creating original art.
Students also learn from traveling to inspiring and culturally rich Places. Unfamiliar environments allow students to explore, dream, broaden their worldview, and develop empathy, resilience, adaptability, problem-solving skills, and confidence.
A MYX EDUCATION IS
"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education."
A MYX EDUCATION IS
Living, studying, connecting, and collaborating with others away from the familiarity and comforts of home turbo-charges personal growth and development.
Whether studying in the Learning Lab, cooking ceviche in the communal kitchen, learning to change a tire, or practicing a yoga pose, MYX students support and learn from each other. Navigating communal living teaches responsibility, empathy, compromise, and accountability.
Students also learn from an extended community of coaches, mentors, staff, and experts who provide project support and career guidance. Students learn how to build and nurture a network - from cold calling to showing up on time to initiating small talk to expressing gratitude.
After struggling through online learning while isolated during the COVID-19 quarantine, MYX students are eager to meet new friends, have fun, and experience all that the world has to offer.
Students leave MYX with clarity about their purpose and path, relevant credentials whether a degree, credits, and/or job-specific certificates, a community of mentors and friends, and the confidence to pursue their next step. They also leave with a portfolio of real-world projects and practical life skills to showcase, and a unique story that sets them apart from those who chose a more traditional path.
MYX students will crush the
first question in every interview:
"Tell me about yourself"
MYX students study a wide range of subjects to support their unique career goals
We introduce students to
world-class experts in the
fields they're studying 👀
Join an info session or connect with an Admissions Advisor to learn more about
the MYX Program, and discuss whether it's a great fit for you.