In Memory of Arnie Singal, EXPLO Co-Founder

January 22, 2017


Imagine, if you will…

That was Arnie Singal’s request when he would speak to high school students about a burgeoning summer program rooted in independent exploration back in 1976. The phrase is simple enough; common-sounding, perhaps. But at its heart was an invitation to something profound  a front-row ticket to all of the possibilities the world could offer you.

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our co-founder, Arnie Singal, following a long illness.

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Topics: Outreach

The EXPLO Alumni Network: Building Foundations + Making Connections

December 2, 2016

Ask any of our alums and they will tell you that when you come to EXPLO, you immediately become part of an extended family of curious individuals that you can call on throughout your life’s explorations. We are a vast network, in many ways more connected and expansive than any other school or organization you encounter.

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Topics: Alumni News, Forbes 30 Under 30

Game Changers: EXPLO Faculty and Staff Set the Gold Standard in Summer and Beyond

November 29, 2016

At EXPLO, we often talk about our unparalleled faculty — that our staff sets the Gold Standard for summer programs. That we hire emerging leaders with incredible potential, many of them college and graduate students, who are the perfect role models to inspire and energize EXPLO students.  

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Topics: EXPLO 360, Alumni News, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale

Explo Announces Join The Debates

July 7, 2016

Explo is pleased to announce Join the Debates in cooperation with the Commission on Presidential Debates and in partnership with PBS Education and the National Governors Association.

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Topics: Outreach, Join The Debates

Scholar-in-Residence Jonathan London on Returning to Explo

May 20, 2016

When Scholar-in-Residence Jonathan London came back to Explo last summer, he felt like he was 15 again. To him, the Explo spirit hasn’t changed in 20 years. And that’s a magical thing.

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Topics: EXPLO 360, Alumni News

Entrepreneur + Bread Baker on a Career Well Done

April 28, 2016
Kate Wheatcroft, an Explo alumna featured on the Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" list, co-owns Bien Cuit bakery (literal translation: well done) in Brooklyn. Together with her husband, Wheatcroft offers fine bread and pastry "rooted in the traditions of long fermentation and classical techniques, with a modern twist." She shares her experiences of the highs and lows of starting a business and offers some key career advice to students.
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Topics: Alumni News

Our Thoughts are with the People of Ecuador and Japan

April 19, 2016
Watching the news unfold about the earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, we at Explo want to share our heartfelt condolences and support to all those affected by these tragedies.
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Topics: Alumni News

From São Paulo to Dartmouth, One Explo Student's Journey

April 19, 2016
Gustavo de A. Silva, an Explo alum from São Paulo, Brazil, will be attending Dartmouth College this fall. "Thanks to Explo," Gustavo says, "my life and my prospects have changed immensely."
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Topics: Alumni News

Going to the Dogs: 7 Things the Pups of Explo Have Taught Us

March 3, 2016
They wrestle, they howl, and they race through the halls, but — with 35 full-time employees and seven dogs (and counting!) — we couldn't imagine Explo without them. Pups, here are seven lessons we've learned from you.
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Topics: Alumni News

Artist + Entrepreneur Redefines the Future of Fashion

February 17, 2016
Gemma Sole — an Explo alum just named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" list — is the Co-Founder of Nineteenth Amendment, a clothing company that matches emerging designers with shoppers and produces only what it sells. Gemma talks with Explo about cultivating your curiosity, building a business from the ground up, and following your interests.
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Topics: Alumni News