Embark on a week-long simulation that will reflect the intensity of working with the Center for Disease Control through an evolving outbreak crisis.
In this simulation, an unidentified disease is spreading at rates the Center for Disease Control hasn’t seen in decades. As researchers at the EXPLO CDC, you’ll work together to figure out how the disease spreads. Study patient behavior, habits, and travel histories to search for commonalities. Chart the disease as it continues to appear in countries across the globe, and run experiments to better understand how this superbug is resisting everything modern medicine can throw its way. Once you’ve managed to identify just what you’re dealing with, deduce ways to stop the bug in its tracks — and decide how to quarantine the sick without inadvertently causing a worldwide panic. Armed with new knowledge and skills, you’ll have the tools to save humanity and better understand the work of the real scientists who keep us safe.
Collaboration in Crisis
Step into the roles of global leaders and economic influencers dealing with a potential pandemic. Collaborate with your local team of colleagues and communicate with your worldwide allies to define a strategy to deal with the looming crisis.
Transformation + Mutation
Test the antibiotic resistance of live bacteria under a variety of conditions. Using principles of horizontal gene transfer and genome replication, perform a genetic mutation to see how bacteria can quickly adapt to disruptive variables over time.
Apply the strategies used in the 1854 Broad Square cholera outbreak to trace the interactions of various characters, and identify where a disease originated.
Use a mathematical model to calculate the impact of a disease by measuring the amount of susceptible, infected, and recovered individuals over the course of an outbreak.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Workshops, activities, trips into town with your friends… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 30+ trip options each weekend. Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
Independence takes practice, and there are bumps along the way. (Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.)