Samantha Power Advises Foreign Affairs Students: Get Close and Know Something

October 30, 2017

Photograph: Official White House/Pete Souza

“I meet a lot of young people these days who say, ‘I want to change the world!’ And I have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s no such thing as changing the world. There’s no such thing. You have to choose your little piece of it.” 

This was Samantha Power’s advice when she met with EXPLO Foreign Affairs students to discuss her journey from journalist to human rights leader just months after stepping away from her post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for President Barack Obama.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Foreign Affairs

Teaching Outside the Box: Elizabeth Warren

October 27, 2017

Elizabeth Warren walking students through a cow dissection in Behavior Neuroscience.

When most people think of a classroom, the image that springs to mind is a square space filled with neat rows of desks, a whiteboard, some pin boards, and a teacher standing in the front. And in most cases — whether due to budget constraints or testing schedules — nearly all of the student’s learning experiences are contained to that 20x20 box.

But what happens when a teacher makes the world their classroom? When they encourage students to explore and make every space a place of learning? 

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale

Meet Henry from Maryland

July 1, 2017

This is 17-year-old Henry’s sixth summer at EXPLO! He may be shy at home, but at EXPLO he's known around campus as everybody's outgoing and compassionate best friend.

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Tags: Conversation, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life

Meet Armance from France

June 29, 2017

Coming to EXPLO at Yale this summer is a familial rite-of-passage for 11th grader Armance. She's using her EXPLO experience to test the waters for her future course of study. 

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Tags: Conversation, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life, Academics

Announcing: EXPLO at Yale's 2017 Guest Speakers

April 27, 2017

EXPLO is excited to announce some notable speakers who will be joining us throughout the summer on the campus of Yale University. These fascinating folks will feature during Community Meetings, as well as engage with students during related classes and workshops.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Yale Speakers

From Rare Books to Masterpiece Paintings, EXPLO at Yale has So Much in Store

April 3, 2017

At EXPLO, we like to say that when you come to EXPLO, you also come to Yale. But what does that mean for our students? Of course it's a wonderful opportunity to experience what it means to live and learn on the campus of one of the finest universities in the world. But beyond the prestige, the stained-glass windows, and the gargoyles (just look up!), Yale is rich in culture, history, and hospitality — and EXPLO at Yale students get to experience it firsthand. 

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education

EXPLO Presents: The Business of Entertainment

March 16, 2017

What do Breaking BadBlack Mass, Andy Cohen and Seinfeld all have in common?

Besides being wildly successful entertainment industry icons, professionals from all of those projects are advising EXPLO’s new Business of Entertainment Program.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Academics, Business of Entertainment, Focus Programs, New Programs

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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Tags: Exploration Programs, Alumni News, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale

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