We design our courses to give you just the right access point into the subject matter of your choosing, and the chance each day to explore it to the fullest: Plan a response to a natural disaster in International Relations; measure the length of (mock) blood spatter to determine the direction, force, and angle of an attack in Forensic Science; or have your latest creation displayed at an EXPLO gallery opening in Graphic Design. The choice is yours.
"EXPLO offered me opportunities I would never have imagined otherwise and broadened my horizons. The people I met and lifestyle I experienced while at these beautiful and reputable host schools encouraged me to be a high achiever so I achieve a similar lifestyle for my college years."
Katie Q., EXPLO Alum and Boston University student
"I don't normally take these kind of courses at school. Here, you get to go more in-depth with such a broad range of subject matter. This allows you to try new things or get more focused on something that's always interested you before... That type of opportunity doesn't happen to every sixteen-year-old."
Jee-Hyun S., Student, EXPLO 360 at Yale
"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."
Marjatta L., EXPLO Alum and University of Chicago student
"The architecture course I took [at EXPLO] helped me make my decision to study architecture in college. It was a great experience and a great summer!!"
Paulina B., EXPLO Alum, Universidad Central de Venezuela student
The courses and workshops at EXPLO 360 at Yale are your opportunity to immerse yourself in subjects that you are curious about, and want to explore in a deep and meaningful way. All EXPLO courses and workshops are hands-on and are designed to engage you (and excite you) in the learning process. Debate with people who have different perspectives, expand your worldview, and discover what drives you.
Courses are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses in the 100s meet during the first academic period, and courses in the 200s meet during the second academic period. As part of the registration process, you will select and rank your top six (6) preferences of 100-numbered courses and your top six (6) preferences of 200-numbered courses. You will be assigned one course for each morning academic period.View All Courses
In the afternoon, students choose between two course options: Workshops or Princeton Review.
Workshops: Students who choose the workshop option enroll in two workshops — one 300-numbered workshop and one 400-numbered workshop — per session. Workshops meet for the first seven weekdays (300s) and the last seven weekdays (400s) of the session. On the second Wednesday of the session, students can choose to participate in a college visit, College Admissions Seminar, or our Common Good afternoon of service.View All Workshops
Princeton Review: The 3-week Princeton Review course is offered for students interested in using the afternoon academic period to focus on improving test-taking strategies or study skills for the SAT, PSAT, or ACT. Princeton Review courses meet on the first seven weekdays and the last seven weekdays of the session. On the second Wednesday of the session, students can choose to participate in a college visit, the College Admissions Seminar, or our Common Good afternoon of service.
Princeton Review courses are available for an additional fee of $575.Learn About Princeton Review
The EXPLO curriculum team spends 10 months every year planning and preparing the hundreds of courses and workshops we offer each summer session. Our curriculum lights students up about learning, and our team of sought-after experts supports professional educators implementing project-based lesson plans in their classrooms across the U.S. and around the world — all in an effort to increase student engagement and foster a lifelong love of learning.Learn About EXPLO Ed
“The Gold Standard.” Time and again, that’s what the EXPLO faculty has been called. We are a mix of highly experienced educators and professionals that lead a dynamic teaching staff that includes talented and mature college and graduate students. It’s a bold combination that generates a vibrant and unstuffy learning community.
Some of our teachers are professionals who started with EXPLO when they were in college. We also welcome visiting scholars and professionals who share their wisdom and insights about their disciplines and industries. But many of our instructors are students themselves — deeply engaged with learning, and swimming with the same cultural forces as our EXPLO students. This helps break down barriers quickly, and make meaningful, relatable connections between the ideas and the world in which our young people live. They are the perfect role models to inspire and energize EXPLO students. Read more about the EXPLO Difference.