Our summer programs on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College (MA) are where bright and curious young people come to explore their interests, discover their talents, and learn to live with daring and courage.
At EXPLO, we come together to explore the world of people and ideas — and to discover our place in it. We believe students thrive when they're passionate about what they're exploring. What excites you?
Program Dates:24 June - 14 July
15 July - 4 August
Every day at EXPLO is thoughtfully and precisely planned so that learning doesn’t end when classes do. Each moment of the day is an open-ended opportunity for discovery and growth. Students take charge of their own learning — from the unique combinations of courses they select to the activities and trips they choose to round out their experience. The curiosity that ignites within them extends far beyond summer. They become lifelong learners.
Again and again we’re asked why school can’t be like EXPLO. What’s the difference? No exams. No grades. No lectures. Project-based, hands-on learning. Fantastic teachers who want to light you up about learning. At EXPLO, you choose your courses, your workshops, activities, and trips. EXPLO is the antidote to the learning you’ve grown accustomed to, and we standy by the Finnish adage that what we learn without joy is forgotten without sorrow.
With students from from 70+ countries, EXPLO strongly believes in celebrating the differences that make us individuals and finding the common ground that unites us. According to our 75,000 alums, EXPLO is where they have forged lifelong friendships with people from all over the world. Once you attend EXPLO, you are forever part of the extended family.
At EXPLO, we believe in helping students discover what captures their attention and imagination. Why? Because people who are curious and willing to explore what excites them are more likely to lead lives of meaning and purpose.
From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.
“At EXPLO I finally found people like me. Other people who were interested in learning and exploring. I owe my successes today to EXPLO. If I had not gone to EXPLO, I doubt I would be the same person I am today.”MARK L., EXPLO ALUM