Psychology + Neuroscience Summer Program | EXPLO at Yale
Explo - Learning Through Exploration

Your Future is Exactly What We Have in Mind.

Since 1976, EXPLO has
reached 80,000 students from
50 states and 93 countries
around the world.

We Don’t Put Classroom Walls Around Learning

Every day at EXPLO is intentionally designed so that learning doesn’t end when classes do. Each activity, every encounter is an open-ended opportunity for discovery and growth.

Partners +

When you come to EXPLO, we connect you with some of the most brilliant minds in the field. These remarkable individuals lend depth and perspective to your work; answer your questions about careers; and help shape your experience throughout the program.


From the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning until your head hits the pillow at lights out, every day at EXPLO is jam-packed with courses, entertainment, trips, and fun!

The Yale

Walk the halls that housed past Presidents. View a Van Gogh on your way to class. Experience what it’s like being a student on one of the preeminent university campuses in the world. When you come to EXPLO, you come to Yale.


    Past Speaker: Paul Bloom

    Students engaged in debate with Professor of Psychology at Yale University, Paul Bloom, about the behavior of morality and empathy.


    Past Speaker: Marvin Chun

    Ever wonder how people perceive, remember, and make decisions? Marvin Chun, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, introduced the technology of fMRI to decode brain activity surrounding these phenomenons to our students this past summer.


    Campus Highlight: Cushing Center

    The Cushing Center at Yale’s John Hay Whitney Medical Library might become one of your favorite place to visit this summer. Why? Because there are brains in jars, everywhere. (Not to mention a number of fascinating curiosities, like the skull of Phineas Gage — the man whose frontal lobe was pierced by a rail spike and taught us about how our brain determines personality and behavior.)


    Course Highlight:EXPLO Collaborative Discussion Method

    Engage in the EXPLO Collaborative Discussion Method (ECDM) during class, which builds foundations for civil discourse among people whose ideas and beliefs are different from your own.


    Course Highlight: Social Psychology Experiment Studies

    Consider Milgram and Asch experiments. How do the principles of obedience, authority and personal conscience conflict with one another in guiding everyday actions?


    Curriculum Advisory Committee: Amy Briesch

    Associate Professor & Director of School Psychology at Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Northeastern University, Amy Briesch sits on the Psychology + Neuroscience Curriculum Advisory Committee.


    Course Highlight: MRI Scanning + Review

    Get lost in the twists of a magnetic resonance image of the brain — learn how to interpret cranial injuries up close.


    Curriculum Advisory Committee: Casey Jordan

    Casey Jordan, Professor of Justice and Law Administration at Western Connecticut State University, sits on the Psychology and Neuroscience Curriculum Advisory Committee.


    Course Highlight: Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale

    Investigate the dizzying complexity of the social world at the Social Cognitive Development Lab, where students and faculty from Yale University explore cognitive behavior.

EXPLO Reinvented the Learning Experience.
We Continue to Do So — Every Day

From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.

EXPLO is short for Exploration. Each
summer, 90% of students choose
to attend our Exploration Programs.
How to Choose Your Program

EXPLO is so amazing and perfect. I love it so much, and I honestly think it changed my like outlook on life. I've become a much more confident person now, something I lacked before. It's a really great way to have a new experience while learning about something you actually find interesting in a non-stressful, easy-going, friendly, young atmosphere.

Say Hello!

For many families, attending an info meeting in your local area or on one of our campuses is a great way to get a feel for what a summer at EXPLO has to offer. Meet our Executive Director, Head of Programs, or Director of Admission, ask questions, and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO