It’s a place where students from more than 40 states and 70 countries come to explore the world of people and ideas. Customized by age and interest, our flagship EXPLO 360 programs blend rigor with playfulness — because when kids are at ease and having fun, they are more willing to take intellectual and creative risks that lead to greater learning and accomplishment. With more courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program, EXPLO is a dynamic global community that inspires students to challenge themselves in meaningful ways that lead to self-discovery and personal growth through intellectual inquiry, responsible decision-making, and spirited adventure.
As we like to say: EXPLO is what school would be if school were always awesome.
"This was our daughter’s third EXPLO summer and it was absolutely the best from her perspective. I can't say enough about how much she gained personally from the summer with respect to self-confidence, positive self-image, emotional strength and maturity."
Frances S., Parent, EXPLO 360 at Wellesley
"EXPLO was a highlight of my high school experience! I met amazing people with whom I still keep in touch; learned interesting things that fueled my passions and interests; grew as a young adult and as a student; and learned so much about independent living and the world. EXPLO definitely shaped who I am today."
Allie C., EXPLO Alum and Columbia University graduate
"People forget sometimes that you can try something new 'just because', and then find something you absolutely love because you tried it."
Sarah F., Faculty, EXPLO 360 at Yale
"The experience of being away from home for the first time was terrific. We couldn’t ask for more in terms of nurturing and care."
Holly H., Parent, EXPLO 360 at Wheaton
"This was an amazing experience that has definitely helped me grow as a person. I will forever be thankful to EXPLO for it's impact on my life both in short and long term skills."
Raul B., EXPLO Alum
At Yale University
Entering Grades: 10-12
For three weeks, Yale University belongs to you. Your friends are students from around the world. You choose your classes and workshops from more than 140 options – filmmaking to surgical interventions. You’re free to go after what you’re interested in for the first time or take it to the next level.
At Wellesley College
Entering Grades: 8-9
Three weeks, over 125 courses and workshops. Whether you’re an expert in algebra, basketball, or ceramics or whether you’ve only imagined being a fashion designer, a sports agent, or a crime scene scientist, EXPLO lets you dive into what you love.
At Wheaton College
Entering Grades: 4-7
Ever dreamed of a place where friendships happen easily, where learning and doing cool things (like defending a medieval castle with the trebuchets you built) fill your days, and where you belong and feel welcomed just as you are? That’s EXPLO.