Throughout a week-long orientation on campus, advisors decorate their floors, instructors prepare their classrooms, and all EXPLO staff partake in interactive training to learn effective communication, practice hands-on lesson strategies,and engage in working as a community.
- Evan, Manager of Magic, in discussion regarding activities
Although Mariah shifted her career focus from medicine to teaching, she will combine both interests as the Emergency Medicine focus program instructor. She hopes to encourage her students to find what they are truly passionate about by creating an engaging and fun classroom.
Born in Beijing, English Immersion instructor Dada now calls Minnesota home. She looks forward to teaching language skills through hands-on projects — like building rocket launchers!
Although instructor Ahmed grew up in an Arabic-speaking household, language barriers in his family encouraged him to learn Spanish. Now he has a passion for learning languages, speaking English fluently and beginning his studies in French. He shares how learning a language is a community endeavor that challenges worldly perspectives.
After a week of training, organizing activities, and preparing the campus for Arrival Day, the EXPLO at Wheaton staff has built the foundation for an engaging and close-knit EXPLO community. Now all we need is for the students to come join the fun!
Inspired by his best friend to join the EXPLO family, Joshua traveled far from home to work on the Wheaton campus as the IT/AV Coordinator for the summer, and after only a week he can already tell that EXPLO is a very special place.
Growing up on a dairy farm, EXPLO Vet instructor Grace was hooked on vetrinary medicine from a young age. This summer she looks forward to sharing her love for animals with her enthusiastic EXPLO Focus students.