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What grade will you enter in the fall of 2018?

For International Students: Use this chart to convert your age into American grade levels.
Grade 12
17 years old
Grade 11
16 years old
Grade 10
15 years old
Grade 9
14 years old
Grade 8
13 years old
Grade 7
12 years old
Grade 6
11 years old
Grade 5
10 years old
Grade 4
9 years old
Grade 3
8 years old
Grade 2
7 years old

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

For three weeks, Yale University belongs to you. Your friends are students from around the world. You choose your classes and workshops from more than 140 options – filmmaking to surgical interventions. You’re free to go after what you’re interested in for the first time or take it to the next level.

Explore EXPLO at Yale

At Wellesley College

Entering Grades: 8+9

Three weeks, over 125 courses and workshops. Whether you’re an expert in algebra, basketball, or ceramics or whether you’ve only imagined being a fashion designer, a sports agent, or a crime scene scientist, EXPLO lets you dive into what you love.

Explore Exploration at Wellesley

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 4+5, 6+7

Ever dreamed of a place where friendships happen easily, where learning and doing cool things (like defending a medieval castle with the trebuchets you built) fill your days, and where you belong and feel welcomed just as you are? That’s EXPLO.

Explore EXPLO at Wheaton

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 2+3, 4+5, 6+7

Today, build a robot. Tomorrow? Solve a crime, make a mural, bake a cake, crack a code or launch rockets to the moon. And the day after that… who knows? At EXPLO Mini, build your summer excitement day by day.

Explore EXPLO Mini at Wheaton

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 9-11

Science doesn’t just live in a lab — it spans the real world and is applied to our daily lives in more ways than we typically think about. From robotics to genetics to medical technology, STEM scientists are exploring the far limits of the field (and in some cases, redefining them completely). Connect with leading women in STEM and explore the possibilities of careers in biomechanics, prosthetics, environmental science, neuropsychology, tissue engineering, epidemiology, biophotography, pharmacology, and beyond.

Explore Bioengineering for Girls

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

Go behind the scenes and explore the evolving business of entertainment from production and PR to accounting and location scouting. Whether it’s television and film, sports, concerts, or video games — there’s no business like show business.

Explore Business of Entertainment

At Wellesley College

Entering Grades: 8-10

You like to cook — you’ll love becoming a chef. As sous-chefs, you’ll learn how to shop for and prep quality ingredients, and cook and plate restaurant-worthy dishes alongside award-winning chef Nicholas Schiarizzi.

Explore Culinary Arts

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 6+7

This summer, go inside state-of-the-art labs, practice intubating a patient, and work with a team of doctors and surgeons to respond to trauma simulations. You’ll do more than find out what it means to be a doctor — you’ll learn how to save a life!

Explore Emergency Medicine

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 4-8

True fluency happens when you understand both language and culture. At EXPLO, you’ll learn both as part of our community of native speakers and global students. Best of all you’ll learn from the best teachers in a hands-on, active way through painting, solving crimes via CSI simulations, or working as city planners building new cities.

Explore English Immersion

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

Foster cross-cultural understanding, examine the intricacies of the major issues affecting American foreign policy and assess and develop policy strategy with expert political thinkers and foreign policy analysts.

Explore Foreign Affairs

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

Collaborative. Creative. Interconnected. The future of medicine combines talents and specialties that go beyond traditional lab coats and stethoscopes. Take on contemporary case studies and explore career options beyond the hospital, from research and administration to patient care and integrative healthcare.

Explore Future of Medicine

At Wellesley College

Entering Grades: 8-10

Step into the shoes of a medical doctor as you try your hand at several specialties from cardiology and pulmonology to radiology and more. Practice taking vital signs, taking a patient history, and refining your bedside manner before tackling real-world case studies — created by Dr. Andrew Eyre of Brigham and Women’s Hospital — and collaborating with your peers to assess patients’ symptoms and quickly solve each case.

Explore Medical Rounds

At Wellesley College

Entering Grades: 8-10

Discover what it takes to become a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon. In training centers, rehab clinics, and operating rooms, you’ll use splints, treat injuries, analyze spine trauma, and operate alongside surgeons (in a sim lab).

Explore Orthopedics + Sports Medicine

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

Get off the couch and step into the world of the mind. From avatar therapy to building business brands to refining pharmacological treatment of mental health through genetic markers, the applications of psychology and neuroscience far exceed the traditional counseling track. These transdisciplinary fields can be applied to nearly any topic that involves a brain — and they help us to unlock the mysteries of how the mind works so that we can better develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior and experience.

Explore Psychology + Neuroscience

At Yale University

Entering Grades: 10-12

In the rapid-fire field of sports management, it’s most definitely sink or swim — and every day, you’ll have to play it harder, faster, and better than even the athletes themselves. Are you ready to bring it?

Explore Sports Management

At Wellesley College

Entering Grades: 8-10

Think your idea will be the next Instagram or Twitter? Ever wonder why the world is full of great ideas, but few turn into successful businesses? Come to EXPLO Startup — and get ready to start building your dream.

Explore Startup Entrepreneurship

At Wheaton College

Entering Grades: 6+7

Join us at the zoo, in the wild, at the clinic, and in the shelter. We’ll show you up-close the life of a veterinarian — diagnose animal diseases, splint broken limbs, practice doctor-patient strategies as you conduct an ultrasound on man’s (real!) best friend, and learn life-saving CPR techniques.

Explore Veterinary Science