EXPLO 360 at Yale — Pre-College Enrichment on the campus of Yale

Explore the
World of People
and Ideas

A 3-week summer program for students entering grades 10-12 on the campus of Yale University.

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Engage with the world of people and ideas — and discover your place in it. At EXPLO at Yale, we encourage you to explore the intersection between your strengths and your passions. Perhaps you’re still figuring out what those are — that’s great! You’re in the right place: a supportive environment where you can test the waters without risk, identify what you’re good at, and discover what truly lights your fire. Get a glimpse of the possibilities and opportunities the world has waiting for you, and find the confidence to be the best version of yourself — no matter where you go next.


EXPLO prepares you for college, university, and beyond. EXPLO 360 at Yale is designed to help you explore the world of people and ideas in similar fashion to the world’s best universities. Here, you make choices on how to use your time and engage your mind in a residential community of students hailing from more than 70 countries. See all the world has to offer you.


EXPLO 360 at Yale offers more choice than any other summer program. Here, you’ll choose from more than 75 courses and 70 workshops. Dissect a sheep’s brain in Behavioral Neuroscience, design a clothing line for a runway walk across the stage in Fashion Design, or design a 7-foot mural in Public Art. Meet industry leaders and glean their wisdom about their paths to success and what’s on the horizon. Whichever path you explore, what you learn at EXPLO prepares you for where you go next.

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Evenings and weekends are rich with options. In addition to daily activities and events — including concerts, improv shows, live entertainment, and our signature takeover Band Night at Toad’s Place — EXPLO at Yale offers more than 40 fantastic trips each session. Take an overnight trip to Boston or Washington, D.C. Take in a Broadway show or the latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Head out white water rafting with your new best friends. The choice is yours!

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When you come to EXPLO, you come to Yale. Living on Yale’s Old Campus, you will experience a new level of independence and gain a true sense of college life. Spend your summer surrounded by soaring gothic spires and collegiate archways, playing Gaga ball on the quad, and exploring museums — all with the bustle of New Haven’s Chapel Street and York Square just around the corner.

Yale Campus and Facilities

Explore your college search options. For students interested in additional support for the college application process, our College Pathways program can help demystify the early stages of your journey. Sit in on college admission seminars, take Princeton Review exam prep, or visit nearby colleges and universities with the EXPLO faculty.

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