Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [VIDEO]

February 14, 2018


For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Video, EXPLO at Yale, Focus Programs, Summer Programs

Who is Taking Care of Your Child? Safety and Supervision at Residential Summer Programs

January 26, 2018

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your child, there are a number of boxes most families are looking to check off. Will it be fun? Will my child learn something new? Will they be happy and make friends?

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Student Life, Focus Programs

Traveling Towards Happiness with Dr. Mihaly Csikikszentmihalyi

December 18, 2017

World’s leading researcher on positive psychology and pioneer of flow Mihaly Csikikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., joins ranks of EXPLO Advisors.

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How We Teach English at EXPLO

November 7, 2017

Something that surprises many families when they arrive at EXPLO is how many languages they hear. Français, Español, Deutsche, Português do Brasil, 普通話 … our students come from 40 states and 70 countries worldwide, and they bring their language and culture with them.

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Tags: English Immersion, Focus Programs

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO

November 7, 2017

“At home, I really am the epitome of a shy kid. But here, I have a completely outgoing alter-ego,” says Henry, a high school senior from Maryland. “One of my true passions is dancing. At my school, we have a weekly community meeting that has a talent portion to it. Plenty of people sign up, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to do it. I’m way too scared. But here at EXPLO, I sign up for the talent show every single year, without fail.”

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Business of Entertainment: Learning on Location with Charlie Harrington

November 6, 2017

When EXPLO guarantees you’ll work alongside professionals in the entertainment industry, we mean it. Last summer, Business of Entertainment students spent the day with visual effects artists at Zero VFX — a leading post-production studio with locations in Boston and Venice Beach. While there, they met with a VFX partner and EXPLO Advisor, Charlie Harrington. A longtime film location scout, Harrington has worked on films from Good Will Hunting and Black Mass to The Last Samurai and Detroit.

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Brains in Jars: Psychology + Neuroscience Students at the Cushing Center

November 1, 2017

At EXPLO, we often discuss the importance of getting out of the classroom and learning in the real world. It’s a hallmark of what we do. That’s why trips are such a critical piece of our curriculum, and happen not only on the weekends but also during academic periods.

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Tags: Focus Programs, Psychology + Neuroscience

The Future of Medicine is at EXPLO: International Leader in Transplantation and Immunology David Mulligan, M.D.

November 1, 2017

One of the benefits of coming to EXPLO is the direct access to the top experts in a variety of careers and academic fields. Brilliant minds like Dr. David Mulligan, an acclaimed abdominal organ transplant surgeon who recently joined the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center as Chief of Transplantation and Immunology after 15 years at the renowned Mayo Clinic. He is internationally known for his work in living-donor liver transplantation and is a well-respected leader who is constantly pushing for innovation in treatment and patient care.

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Where Learning Mirrors Life: Teaching + Learning at EXPLO

November 1, 2017

At EXPLO, we believe learning mirrors life — full of questions, tensions, and worthwhile digressions in an ever-changing world. We know that whimsy and wonder have a place alongside pragmatic investigation. We celebrate discovery through doing, and empathy through authentic connection. We know immersing ourselves in the earnest exploration of the world of people and ideas reveals the joy of learning and with it the joy of living.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO Studio, Focus Programs

Art of the Arthroscope: Dr. Dinesh Patel

October 18, 2017

In the Dr. Dinesh Patel Arthroscopic Learning Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, EXPLO Orthopedics + Sports Medicine students don't just observe how a knee surgery works. They pick up the instruments — and dive in.

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Tags: Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, Focus Programs

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