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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

College Applications During COVID-19: It's All About Context

As part of the Fall 2020 Competitive College Admissions in the Age of COVID-19 webinar series, EXPLO hosted admission professionals from Colorado College, Harvard University, Minerva, and Washington University in St. Louis to share insights and advice for students applying to college during the...


Applying to College During COVID: What You Need to Know

From how colleges are evaluating applications in 2021 to the impact of test scores, pass/fail grades, and students' limited ability to visit college campuses during the pandemic, one common theme is emerging among admission teams across the U.S. COVID-19 has disrupted the traditional college...


Competitive College Admission in the Age of COVID | Pro Tips to Enhance Your College Application Strategy

Applying to college can be stressful in a typical year. Throw in a global pandemic and the path forward becomes even foggier. Many families have questions about how the introduction of remote learning and pass/fail grading systems, the cancellation of sports and extracurricular activities, and...


Weekly Edventure #28: More Than A Game

A board game can feel a lot like an entire universe resting on your kitchen table. Its rules can extend beyond the natural laws of physics, beget creatures you’ve never even dreamed of, or ask you to play the role of a character completely out of, well, character.


Weekly Edventure #27: The Nordic "Right To Roam"


Weekly Edventure #25: Running With Purpose

Running shoes and motivation. According to EXPLO New York Registrar Ariel French, these two things are all you need to transform yourself from a non-runner to a runner. You don’t need to have a sub-8-minute mile or sign up for a race  — although Ariel has competed in roughly 215 in her lifetime...


Weekly Edventure #24: Going With Gravity

We’ve pretty much all heard it. And we’ve definitely all said it. The kind of advice that’s orbited planet earth since the beginning of humankind. That simple phrase that invites you to attempt a vague, absolutely near-impossible task uttered by every parent, every friend, and every inner voice: ...


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 —...


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. 


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...