Living groups are one of the most important communities-within-a-community at EXPLO. Many students have arrived, connecting with the students that will live in their halls, connect with over breakfast, and support throughout the summer.
The atmosphere at EXPLO radiates with energy as students arrive for First Session. Luggage is given a home, IDs are delivered, and an abundance of smiling faces are greeted by EXPLO staff. Here is to an exciting journey of choice, community, and courage at EXPLO!
EXPLO Ambassadors, select student alums who serve as leaders in the community throughout the session, arrive! Reconnections, new friendship, group energy, laugh, hugs filled up the campus. During Ambassador Orientation, Ambassadors discuss roles of leadership and courage at EXPLO. They end their training with some well-deserved ice cream in New Haven proper.
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.
As the summer comes to a close, students showcase the acts, dances, skits, and videos they've been working on all session long.
Students pose with their Living Groups and Residential Advisors.
Students have their final dance on the Old Campus quad.
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.