Student Life

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

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.  

At What Age Independence?

Gifting children the opportunity to live away from home at an early age — even for just three weeks during the summer — helps develop independence and confidence as they start to see their place in the world beyond their bedroom.

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

  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?

Meet Miguel from Venezuela

Fifteen-year-old Miguel came to EXPLO to explore his interest in computer programming and determine if it's the path he wants to pursue. What he discovered is that collaborative learning is far more engaging and effective than the independent method he is used to from school. 

Meet Beyoncé and Yvonne

Fifteen-year-old Beyoncé from Mississippi met 17-year-old Yvonne from China on arrival day and they've been nearly inseparable ever since. While they share similar interests, the pair also celebrates their differing talents. Sometimes, your best friends are from across the world — you just have to...

EXPLO at Wellesley: Chasing the Sun with Gabi

A natural early bird, ninth grader Gabi loves the Early Morning Running, Yoga, and Insanity Clubs. She recommends everyone try waking up early at least once, if only to take in the beautiful view of the lake in the morning.

Meet Aaron from Georgia

With a strong family history in engineering and medical professions, rising sophomore Aaron is an aspiring astrophysicist. But he could just as easily see himself as happy as a musician instead. 

Meet Ex from Massachusetts

Ex is a talented musician and songwriter who, at just 14 years old, already plays seven instruments! They love EXPLO for the diverse community of people and ideas, and is developing confidence by stepping outside the comfort zone engaging in conversation with them.

Meet Henry from Maryland

This is 17-year-old Henry’s sixth summer at EXPLO! He may be shy at home, but at EXPLO he's known around campus as everybody's outgoing and compassionate best friend.

Meet Armance from France

Coming to EXPLO at Yale this summer is a familial rite-of-passage for 11th grader Armance. She's using her EXPLO experience to test the waters for her future course of study.