Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international, competitive programme that gives opportunities to students from all ages to apply their creativity to solving a diverse range of challenges.

A programme that rewards thinking "outside of the box"

Odyssey of the Mind participants work in self-led teams, learning cooperation and respect for others’ ideas, how to evaluate ideas, making autonomous decisions and working within a budget. They learn that there is often more than one way to solve a problem and that sometimes the process is more important than the end result.

Each year, five new competitive problems are presented for the teams to solve over several months in the category of mechanical/vehicle, technical performance, classics, structure and performance. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level.

An invaluable experience

By using their creativity and following imaginative paths, students develop skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems - great and small - for a lifetime. Odyssey of the Mind aims to help build self-esteem and confidence in a positive and fun atmosphere.

At Ecolint, Odyssey of the Mind has been going on for 16 years as an extracurricular activity.

Watching all those youngsters, I glimpsed a possible creative and cosmopolitan future, where we could all live happily ever after together.

Anonymous - Parent