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Work on real-world projects.  Discover your passions and strengths. Get coaching from the experts.  Experience the richness and fun of college life with new friends while exploring the tremendous opportunities of America’s #1 college town.

EXPLO Pre-College for Rising Grades 10-12

3-Week Residential Program

Our emphasis on immersive, experiential learning provides a unique opportunity
to broadly explore the world of people and ideas to answer questions like:

“Which path do I want to take?” “Where will it take me?”
“Is this field right for me?”
"What's important to me when it comes time to choose a college?"

Choose from two programs: EXPLO 360° and EXPLO Career Concentrations.
Both on the campus of Wellesley College, just outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Session 1: June 25 – July 14      Session 2: July 16 – August 4      

Staff to Student Ratio 1:6

EXPLO 360°

EXPLO 360° is a multi-course Pre-College program where students dive into a variety of subjects. They choose two active hands-on Courses and three Electives from more than 50 options. Plus, our Clubs, Leagues, Activities, workshops, and trips offer incredible opportunities to make new friends who share their enthusiasm as they explore the world of people and ideas and a summer of adventure.
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EXPLO Career Concentrations

You already have a strong interest in a specialized field and want to dig in to explore if this field could be part of your future. Immerse yourself in real-world projects designed by experts while being coached and mentored by professionals. Concentrations are a powerful integration of apprenticeships, internships, and college level courses. And, there is plenty of time to join Clubs, Leagues, Activities, workshops, guest speakers, and trips. Because college is all about learning to balance academics and fun.
College credit is available.
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Our Campus
Wellesley College in Massachusetts

Wellesley College’s 500-acre campus is dotted with stunning brick and stone buildings rising from wooded hills. The view opens to an inviting vista through pine trees to the shores of Lake Waban. Home to outstanding academic and recreational facilities, extraordinary architecture, an art museum, observatory, meadows, and woodlands, it is the perfect setting for our Pre-College Program. The picturesque location is only enhanced by the College’s belief in the transformative power of curiosity, learning, and teaching — a belief we share here at EXPLO. The campus is a short walk from Wellesley Square, a lively downtown area teeming with restaurants, shops, and cafes. Just a few miles away are Boston and Cambridge, home to world-class colleges and universities that create an educational ecosystem that is known the world over as a global innovation hub.

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