In 1976, an idea took hold in the halls of MIT: a powerful reimagining of the summer experience for high school students. That idea became EXPLO, a pioneering and world-class summer enrichment program where students pursue their interests unconstrained by grades and tests. The result? A collaborative, transdisciplinary learning environment, where students drive their own learning through exploration.

Today, EXPLO is a mission-driven, educational non-profit with more than 85,000 student alumni who hail from 90 countries. We offer residential summer programs for students in grades 4 through 12 on three of the most beautiful college campuses on the East Coast of the U.S.

EXPLO is a place where you’ll spend your days surrounded by people who will inspire and challenge your worldview. Our programs will most definitely expand your notion of what learning is — and how much fun it is supposed to be. We know you’ll transform the lives of our students. We hope the experience will transform yours, too.


Camp Instructor

June 2019 - August 2019 Boston, MA
“I got to teach younger students about the medical field and introduce them to a career that is extremely rewarding by sharing my knowledge of biology, anatomy, and medical terminology as well as parts of the nursing process.”


June 2019 - August 2019 Wellesley, MA
“I gained valuable experience as someone who will become a teacher after graduation from HWS. ”
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Questions & Answers

What might an EXPLO instructor do every day?

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