Shelly from China lives in the city but loves nature. For her, EXPLO is all about trying new things — from exploring a different artistic medium to building confidence in her public speaking skills.
After hearing his sister rave about her EXPLO experience, Charles decided he should give it a try. He's looking forward to being part of a community that allows him to nurture both his academic and social self.
Declan — a third year Ambassador with eight EXPLO summers under his belt — has a wide range of interests. While thinking of studying psychology in the future, this summer he decided that he want to explore more about drawing and philosophy.
EXPLO Banker Calista is proof perfect that it's never too late to explore your interests. When she discovered in college that a career in political science and economics suited her better than becoming a doctor, she courageously changed course — and as a result has found a sense of purpose.
For Jevonne, being the 'fun guy' is a chosen role that helps him remain resilient and to help others avoid pessimistic patterns. An undergraduate economics instructor, Jevonne has joined EXPLO as a curriculum advisor this summer. When asked what the best thing he had in his life was, he quickly replied: "my students."
Senior Ermia is establishing meaningful connections with his classmates during EXPLO Collaborative Discussion Method debates. For Ermia, learning with, and from, people with different perspectives strengthens relationships begets leadership.
Junior Will wants to give back and positively impact others' lives like someone once did for him. His experiences at EXPLO have helped him open up and learn to trust others.
Sixteen-year-old Carolina has a unique set of skills that she hopes will set her apart when applying to colleges in the U.S. At EXPLO, she's learning that living in a diverse community — and understanding different perspectives — will prepare her for university and for life.
For 16-year-old Carlota, the EXPLO experience is defined by the connections she's made and the opportunities available to her in the U.S.