Runaway University is an alternative, unaccredited, international university operated out of my home.
Runaway University Los Angeles (RULA) opened its doors on 26 August 2015 with the arrival of 4 students from Budapest: Eszter Collognáth, Dénes Lengyel, Ákos Juhász & Csenge Pomázi. Since then over 200 students from 64 countries have visited RULA.
Students don’t stay at RULA for 4 years, and their handful of days here are only a small piece of their college-age quest for knowledge. Nonetheless, RULA has been a laboratory for understanding that a different college experience is possible. A bottom-up college experience where motivated students pursue knowledge, instead of a top-down experience where faculty preach to lethargic supplicants, trust us, you’ll need this someday.
- University website: runaway.university
I spoke about RULA and these ideas in my TEDxCSULB talk, Burn the University Catalog: lessons from alternative education: