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Workshop: Crew [video]



Meet Bella from Oregon

Meet Bella from Oregon
Bella, who taught herself American Sign Language and now works as a translator at concerts, describes herself as a "Jane of Many Trades" who is finally understanding the value of her varied interests here at EXPLO.
Meet Bella from Oregon



Meet Jean from Lebanon

Meet Jean from Lebanon
Jean is of Lebanese descent and currently lives in Dubai. A well travelled student, he says his explorations this summer have helped prepare him for future success.
Meet Jean from Lebanon




Meet Kaavya from India

Meet Kaavya from India
Classical dancer Kaavya has had her eyes set on a future in dance alone — but having been exposed to new interests and strengths at EXPLO, she's now reconsidering that singular path in favor of something more diversified.
Meet Kaavya from India


Meet Ethan from Virginia

Meet Ethan from Virginia
EXPLO veteran Ethan is eager to learn more of the very valuable soft-skills he acquires here at EXPLO. He hopes to use these skills in his future endeavors, which may include Filmmaking and Business.
Meet Ethan from Virginia







Meet Colby from Maine

Meet Colby from Maine
Colby has been attending EXPLO for the past eight summers, and in that time she has explored everything from interior design to criminal psychology. This year, she's giving Sports Management a try as she continues to suss out her strengths and interests. 
Meet Colby from Maine

Meet Timesea from Mississippi

Meet Timesea from Mississippi
Soft-spoken but driven, Timesea believes that the courses she is taking at EXPLO will help her contribute to her community as they continue the mission of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meet Timesea from Mississippi







Meet Philo from California

Meet Philo from California
Philo from California likens the EXPLO community to the atmosphere he feels at basketball games — full of passion and inspiration, with a supportive group of people always cheering you on. 
Meet Philo from California






Meet Malachai from Maine

Meet Malachai from Maine
For Richard Steele Scholar Malachai, EXPLO is putting him one step closer toward his goal of working in the medical field through hands-on exploration. 
Meet Malachai from Maine

Trip: Bear Mountain [video]


Meet Alfonso from Argentina

Meet Alfonso from Argentina
Alfonso enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and playing rugby — all things that he says bring him closer to family, friends, and his community. 
Meet Alfonso from Argentina



Meet Sterling from Atlanta

Meet Sterling from Atlanta
Sterling always thought he wanted to be an engineer, but had a burgeoning interest in the psychology of the criminal mind. Here at EXPLO, he has "fallen in love" with Criminal Psychology and has been inspired to further pursue this interest in the future. 
Meet Sterling from Atlanta


Meet Nishka from England

Meet Nishka from England
Fourth time EXPLO student Nishka has taken a lot of courses and workshops over the years, but none have dazzled her quite as much as Surgical Interventions (where, yes, you really do a dissection).
Meet Nishka from England







Meet Rayyan from Saudi Arabia

Meet Rayyan from Saudi Arabia
Driven by the diverse interactions he has had at EXPLO and a desire to understand human behavior, Rayyan says he'll bring a greater sense of empathy to his work and relationships at school.
Meet Rayyan from Saudi Arabia













Main Event: Carnival Night [video]




Meet Danny from Massachusetts

Meet Danny from Massachusetts
After connecting with experts JV Hart and PEZ International, Danny's perspectives on creative writing and advertising are evolving to see the complexities associated with each of his interests. 
Meet Danny from Massachusetts


Meet Kendall from Connecticut

Meet Kendall from Connecticut
Middle school Lego coach Kendall believes her time here at EXPLO is equipping her with the necessary tools required for protecting individuals in our technologically-evolving world.
Meet Kendall from Connecticut






Meet Yat Hei from China

Meet Yat Hei from Hong Kong, Rosi from Spain, and Xinlin from China
Yat Hei, Rosi and Xinlin found lasting friendship here at EXPLO. They live and learn from their living group experience, trying new things, and overcoming challenges in their everyday life.
Meet Yat Hei from Hong Kong, Rosi from Spain, and Xinlin from China









Meet Jade and Maria from Lebanon

Meet Jade and Maria from Lebanon
Jade and Maria are both from Lebanon, but EXPLO is where they met and have become friends. That's not all they have in common — whether Filmmaking or Mechanical Engineering, each are taking risks and trying something new this summer.
Meet Jade and Maria from Lebanon

Meet Nina from Florida

Meet Nina from Florida
After an inspiring lecture from positive psychologist and teacher of NYU's most popular course, Dan Lerner at CORE Day, Nina is putting his tips for practicing positive interactions into action on campus.
Meet Nina from Florida

Trip: Marine Biology [video]





Meet Beatriz from Brazil

Meet Beatriz from Brazil
Beatriz came to EXPLO to improve her English, but says she is learning so much more than just language skills in her current courses.
Meet Beatriz from Brazil


Meet David from New York

Meet David from New York
Just one week into his EXPLO summer, David has connected with experts in his Investment Methods course whose ideas and experiences are guiding him toward future endeavors in the field.
Meet David from New York

Meet Instructor Ben from New York

Meet Instructor Ben from New York
Instructor and Residence Counselor Ben credits his time as an EXPLO student for showing him how much more of the world was available to him. He's come back this summer to teach Philosophy and to help students harness the sense of courage he found here. 
Meet Instructor Ben from New York







Meet Abbie from New York

Meet Abbie from New York
Acting doesn't just run in Abbie's blood — it's in her heart and soul. Playing different characters helps her be more empathetic and considerate of others' experiences as she explores her own strengths and interests. 
Meet Abbie from New York






Meet Sierra from New York

Meet Sierra from New York
Arts-driven Sierra hopes to apply the skills she is learning in both her Drawing and Fashion Design courses to start her own fashion line in the future.
Meet Sierra from New York






Meet Guilherme from Brazil

Meet Guilherme from Brazil
Guilherme plans to become an engineer but has chosen to explore Advertising + Marketing to diversify his options — and working with PEZ International to prepare a pitch for their marketing team has been an unexpected bonus.  
Meet Guilherme from Brazil




Meet Jojo from New York

Meet Jojo from New York
What makes EXPLO different? According to Jojo, you get to let your true self shine through — whether it's making lifelong friendships or learning about improvisational acting. 
Meet Jojo from New York

Meet Sophia from California

Meet Sophia from California
There's all sorts of adventure to be found at EXPLO. For returning student Sophia, that means stepping out of her comfort zone and trying something she never would have considered: Mechanical Engineering! 
Meet Sophia from California








Meet Todd from Florida

Meet Todd from Florida
Todd is one of the students who's leading the tall socks fashion trend on the EXPLO at Yale campus. He's exploring his interest in psychology as he begins to think about what the future has in store.
Meet Todd from Florida





Meet Oriane from France

Meet Oriane from France
Photographer Oriane has always had a passion for theatre, but has discovered a deeper interest in directing since coming to EXPLO. 
Meet Oriane from France





Meet Gabi from Massachusetts

Meet Gabi from Massachusetts
Third year EXPLO student Gabi is making the most of her time at Yale,  pursuing her interest in computer programming from varying perspectives. 
Meet Gabi from Massachusetts




Meet Phillystity from Mississippi

Meet Phillystity from Mississippi
Future veterinarian Phillystity is passionate about the outdoors — including animals — and she is a firm believer that we can learn more about the human experience through our interactions with animals.
Meet Phillystity from Mississippi





Meet Josh from New York

Meet Josh from New York
Josh may have a few more years of high school left, but he's already thinking toward the future — and getting some college experience living on the EXPLO campus at Yale.  
Meet Josh from New York

Meet Mughilan from Norway

Meet Mughilan from Norway
Mughilan came to EXPLO to learn about American culture, but has found a diverse community where learning about other countries and cultures is just as common. 
Meet Mughilan from Norway








Meet Eloise from England

Meet Eloise from England
Eloise is a creative writer who is exploring a possible career in journalism this summer. On her first day of class she met award-winning author and journalist Bill Littlefield, who extolled the power and purpose of storytelling. 
Meet Eloise from England

Professor-of-Practice: Bill Littlefield[photo]

Professor-of-Practice: Bill Littlefield













Meet Hugo from Switzerland

Meet Hugo from Switzerland
From Hong Kong to Saudi Arabia and everywhere in between, Hugo is making friends and seeing the world through an entirely new lens here at EXPLO — including as a defense witness in his Mock Trial class.
Meet Hugo from Switzerland

Meet Jonathan from Massachusetts

Meet Jonathan from Massachusetts
A former EXPLO at Wellesley day student, Jonathan is learning a lot about how to navigate the world as a young adult as a residential student on the Yale campus. 
Meet Jonathan from Massachusetts


Meet Anna from New Hampshire

Meet Anna from New Hampshire
On CORE Day, Anna participated in a discussion group about volunteering, how to become involved in your community, and how working toward the common good can raise your happiness quotient. 
Meet Anna from New Hampshire


Meet Kate from New York City

Meet Kate from New York City
Ambassador Kate returns to EXPLO each summer to learn more about herself through her courses, her connections with other students, and the instructors she calls 'wonderful.' 
Meet Kate from New York City




How To Use Explo Summer Site[photo]

How To Use Explo Summer Site


Meet Jacqui from New York

Meet Jacqui from New York
First time EXPLO student Jacqui loves the team building and leadership skills she's acquired here at the program — both inside and outside the classroom.
Meet Jacqui from New York

Meet Dario from Puerto Rico

Meet Dario from Puerto Rico
For Dario, EXPLO was an opportunity to explore medical sciences as he prepares for a future career as a doctor. Now, he says, he knows what to expect when he enters the professional world. 
Meet Dario from Puerto Rico


[VIDEO] EXPLOPALOOZA [video]







Meet Anna Maria from Italy

Meet Anna Maria from Italy
Anna Maria loves drawing and fashion, and at EXPLO was able to combine her two interests in Fashion Design. Her collection — inspired by David Bowie and the cosmos — was on display at the EXPLO Art Show. 
Meet Anna Maria from Italy





Meet Jason from Texas

Meet Jason from Texas
Jason describes his interests as being a 50/50 split of sports and philanthropy — but he’s 100 percent sure about using his good fortune to help those less fortunate.
Meet Jason from Texas











One World [VIDEO] [video]






Meet Noah from Connecticut

Meet Noah from California and William from Connecticut
How easy is it to make friends at EXPLO? Just ask Noah and William — although they have completely different interests, they've bonded over shared experiences and a deep sense of community. 
Meet Noah from California and William from Connecticut

Meet Simone from Missouri

Meet Simone from Maryland and Gabby from Missouri
Friends Symone and Gabby live half-a-country away from each other but have found in each other a kindred spirit. They say their friendship has enhanced their experience here at EXPLO because they learn from each other everyday. 
Meet Simone from Maryland and Gabby from Missouri









Meet Marcus and Maleri from Connecticut

Meet Marcus and Maleri from Florida, and Livia from Connecticut
Marcus, Maleri, and Livia became best friends at EXPLO. Although they are have many different interests, they're bonding over shared experiences and learning from one another.
Meet Marcus and Maleri from Florida, and Livia from Connecticut





Meet Maksym from Poland

Meet Maksym from Poland
For first-time EXPLO student Maksym, obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. Although far from home and in an environment full of new challenges, he's applying the skills he already has to maximize his experience, improve his English, and make new friends.
Meet Maksym from Poland