EXPLO at Wellesley

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

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.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

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

by Melissa Patricio

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,...

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.

How Summer Camps Have Changed in the Last 20 Years

Do you remember when you went to summer camp?

4 Teaching Strategies That Academic Summer Camps Use

The leaders of the country’s best educational camps and summer programs aren’t just camp counselors and administrators; they’re committed educators. They know you’ve put your trust in them to guide your child along a journey of exploration and discovery, sparking new interests, creativity, and a...

EXPLO at Wellesley: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 18, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Wellesley hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, and Head of Programs, Elliot Targum, and Registrar, Ariel French. 


Meet Nathaniel from France

Nathaniel, with knack for international affairs, discusses how thinking critically from different global perspectives can widen your community  — for more diverse friendships, unexpected conversations, and a place to stay if you ever find yourself halfway around the world.  

The Early Bird Catches the Discount

Early Bird Discounts Available Until December 28, 2018 It's the most wonderful time of the year — the 2019 EXPLO Student Application is now available! This is your opportunity to apply to one of the best summer camps. To celebrate, we're offering Early Bird Discounts for students who enroll by...

A Place to Practice Independence: EXPLO at Wellesley

Families often ask us about what makes EXPLO at Wellesley such a transformative experience for our eighth and ninth grade students. Our resident tweenagers are fascinating people. They are in a period of figuring out who they are, trying on different identities, and fearlessly practicing being...


Stranded at the Salad Bar: Tips to Help Your Kids Make Meaningful Choices

Imagine for a moment being a 16 year-old student at a summer program for intellectually curious teens — surrounded by some of the most interesting international peers you could hope to meet. At lunchtime, you approach the salad bar, and along with the healthy serving of hearty greens, colorful...

How to Find Yourself | EXPLO Toolbox

Figuring out who you are and how you want to be in the world doesn't happen overnight. It's part of a lifelong exploration — a willingness to try new things, even if that's not what everyone else is doing. Our students tell us that finding yourself requires patience and flexibility: don't worry...