EXPLO Focus Programs
EXPLO Foreign Affairs
Ages 15 – 17

A 2-week summer program for students entering grades 10-12 about Foreign Affairs

Can you shift the world? Craft international policy, win the support of your global friends, and persuade adversaries to rethink their stance (or at least open the door to discussion)? Do you have what it takes to influence change on a global scale? Welcome to the table; let the talks (and action) begin.


A Partnership with Foreign Affairs

Explo Foreign Affairs immerses you in a curriculum developed through a joint effort by Explo and the staff of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Affairs Magazine

Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

International Policy, Explo-Style
Creating foreign policy and working towards cross-borders solutions is what you'll be doing when you come on board at Explo Foreign Affairs on the campus of Yale University.

As an Explo Foreign Affairs Fellow, you'll foster understanding across national and international lines, learn about the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the major issues affecting American foreign policy today, and create policy that offers real-world solutions with a number of political and international thinkers and decision makers. 


Program Highlights

  • Dig Deep: Discuss the history and current structure of the international system.
  • Discover: Research the major issues on the American foreign policy agenda.
  • Act/React: Become a global leader during a multi-day simulation of a foreign policy crisis.
  • Explore: Visit New York City, the United Nations, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Network: Guest appearances by leading scholars and practitioners.
  • Take Off: Advice from professionals on how to pursue a career in foreign affairs.

You'll come away with a unique understanding of what foreign policy actually involves — and why it matters — as well as an overview of various career options relating to global issues.