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We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

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How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

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EXPLO Students Test Drive Their Futures at IKEA

How does an interior designer navigate the world?

That was the question a cohort of EXPLO students set out to explore this summer, and thanks to a partnership with multinational home furnishings outlet IKEA, they experienced firsthand what it takes to create a space that meets a client’s vision —...


Summer Camp Search Tips: What is the Best Staff-to-Student Ratio?

It’s human nature to want to reduce everything to numbers so that when we have to make a decision, we can compare our options side-by-side. Buying a new laptop? Just compare hard drive capacities. Want to know how efficient a car is? Just look at miles-per-gallon. When we’re choosing summer camps...

5 Pro Tips to Find the Best Educational Summer Camp

How can you possibly choose a summer camp for your child with any level of confidence? According to the most recent estimates, there are over 14,000 camps in the United States. That’s more than there are colleges and universities (between 4,000 and 5,000, depending on how you count), and we all...

Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with images and stories from our campuses. Check out all of the activity on our summer sites: Summer Site: EXPLO at Yale Summer Site: EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site: EXPLO at Wheaton For additional tips on how to get the most out of our summer blog,...


Honest Tea + Beyond Meat Executive Seth Goldman to Share Career Experience with EXPLO Students

Hot off the heels of a record-setting IPO, Beyond Meat Executive Chairman Seth Goldman is set to speak with EXPLO entrepreneurship students during the 2019 summer sessions.

Weekly Edventure #23: Know Your Strengths

Have you ever been good at something but you had no passion for it? Straight A’s in biology but you want to spend all your free time jamming out to cover songs of AC/DC? Or, you’re the high school track star but the idea of pursuing it as a career makes you want to shrivel up and cry. 


How to Stand Out on College Applications: Advice from Admissions Expert Don McMillan

I entered college dead set on majoring in Economics. My family did business, and my SAT Math score was higher than my Verbal. Somehow — four inquiry-filled years later — I graduated with degrees in both English and French.

Weekly Edventure #22: How To Start With Confidence

There have been plenty of times in my life where I’ve failed at something so miserably, I fear even thinking about that failure. I fear processing it. I fear navigating it. I fear even trying again. Although unhealthy, this is a common response: failure becomes an ever-churning fear conditioning...


Spending Spring Break In New England? Ten EXPLO-Inspired Day Trips For Your Family

Traveling can open our eyes to a world beyond our backyard. It can precipitate confidence in doing and inspire a lifelong habit of stepping out of our normal environments in earnest to learn.