EXPLO Today

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

A Letter to the EXPLO Community from President Moira Kelly

Dear EXPLO Community, Given the events of the past few days here in the United States, I find myself asking:  “What do I write? What do I say?”   I don’t have any words that can illuminate anyone’s understanding, frame things more clearly, or bring calm and peace. But I need to say something. I can...

EXPLO to suspend 2020 programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

There are some decisions you would rather never make. You would like to put them off, but putting them off does not change what should be done. These kinds of decisions are about doing what is right; they are not about doing what is easy. 

COVID-19 Update: Trying to Do Our Part

I write in the hopes that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.  Since the EXPLO community spans the globe, we have been in touch with many of you the world over. I am pleased that some of our families in Asia are starting to see things turn in a more positive direction. At the same time,...

Update on COVID-19

As you have likely heard, colleges and universities (and some schools) across the U.S. are about to go on their regular spring break — two weeks vacation in most instances — and many have asked their students not to return after break. Instead, the institutions will move to online learning in an...

An Update from EXPLO President Moira Kelly | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

With concerns swirling about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I wanted to let you know how EXPLO is approaching this outbreak and provide information on how we’ve handled similar situations in the past, lessons learned, and how we are prepared for the summer. Our highest priority has been, and always will...

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 —...


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.

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?