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 showed me how amazing it was to be surrounded by bright, passionate, and diverse people. It created an incredible learning and social environment."
Zach B., EXPLO Alum and Brown University Student
"Be open to new things, new kinds of people, and new experiences. That's really what this is. It's about stepping out of what you're used to."
Erin B., EXPLO Alum
"EXPLO became such an influential force for [our child], further shaping her into what and who she will become."
Sharif A., Parent, EXPLO 360 at Yale
"EXPLO is well thought out and well worth the tuition. The course offerings were just right and everything we wanted our daughter to gain from the program was accomplished and then some."
Naiya P., Parent, EXPLO 360 at Yale
"EXPLO was a great opportunity for me to explore my interests, and it’s helped me understand what I’d like to do in college. I am majoring in International Relations and Arabic, and that all started when I studied Arabic-speaking nations and Islam at EXPLO."
Max K., EXPLO Alum and Tufts University Student
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.See Courses and Academics
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!Learn More About Trips and Activities
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.College Pathways