EXPLO Boston | Arrival + Departure

Arrival + Departure Schedule

3-Week Options SESSION 1: EXPLO Boston Arrival Day: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Traveling to EXPLO Boston Welcome to EXPLO! Before booking travel to campus this summer, please reference the Arrival and Departure Schedule on the right. Be sure to check the specific dates and time windows for your program, as each varies by program and session. EXPLO’s Arrival and Departure Whether traveling by plane or car, all students should plan to arrive on the first day, and depart campus at the close of the session within the designated Arrival and Departure windows. EXPLO will provide shuttle transportation ($75 each way) to and from campus for students flying within this window. For students who must travel outside the Arrival and Departure windows, families may need to arrange for private transportation to and from campus. PLEASE NOTE — we cannot accommodate early arrivals. EXPLO is not responsible for the supervision of any student arriving on the Wheaton campus before 1:00 p.m. on Arrival Day. Arrival and Departure happens on the Wheaton campus. GPS address: 26 E. Main Street Norton, MA 02766 Follow EXPLO signs to drop-off and pick-up when you get close to campus. Please Note: Be sure to use the GPS address above when driving to our summer campus at Wheaton College (not the Exploration Center in Norwood, MA).

Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flights arrive at BOS: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Leave campus by car: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart from BOS: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SESSION 2: EXPLO Boston Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flights arrive at BOS: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020 Leave campus by car: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart from BOS: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Parents/guardians of residential students should plan to attend this meeting hosted by the Head of Programs and the Office of Student Life. This hour-long session is a blend of the philosophical and the practical that many families have found helpful. Family Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

2-Week Options Emergency Medicine or Veterinary Science

Session 1: Arrival Day: Sunday, July 5, 2020

Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Flights arrive at BOS: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Leave campus by car: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart from BOS: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session 2: Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flights arrive at BOS: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, August 1, 2020 Leave campus by car: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart from BOS: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. English Immersion Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Get to campus by car: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flights arrive at BOS: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Departure Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020 Leave campus by car: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flights depart from BOS: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact our Admission Office at 781.762.7400

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TRAVEL BY PLANE EXPLO Boston is best accessed by Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). When booking your travel or your child’s flight to EXPLO, please check flight windows on the Arrival and Departure Schedule on page 1. Is Your Child Flying Solo? For students flying alone, please be assured that EXPLO staff will help them at every step of the travel process, from airport pick-up to arrival on campus. • Students will be met at the gate by one of our staff members, who will be wearing an orange EXPLO T-shirt and an EXPLO ID lanyard. If arriving early, students will remain at the gate with airline staff • If at any point there are questions or concerns, your child may call the EXPLO Main Office at 508.286.5868 • Getting to the EXPLO campus: once a child is in custody of an EXPLO staff member, they will collect their luggage and board the shuttle bus to campus with other EXPLO staff and students • Students flying alone will call their parents/guardians from the Main Office upon arrival at Wheaton SHUTTLE TO/FROM LOGAN AIRPORT Shuttles will take students from Logan Airport to Wheaton on Arrival Day, and back to Logan Airport on Departure Day when it’s time to fly home. • Students taking the shuttle may spend extra time at the airport (before or after departure or arrival) depending on the shuttle schedule. The shuttle is scheduled around other students' flight times to optimize efficiency and travel time to and from campus • If transportation is needed outside of the shuttle window, EXPLO can help coordinate transportation, but there may be significant wait times at the airport • Flying with your child? Parents may travel on the EXPLO shuttle from Logan Airport to the Wheaton campus, as space allows; however, there is no transportation back to the airport • Fly as an Unaccompanied Minor — only children flying as Unaccompanied Minors may be met at their gates by EXPLO staff • There is a $75 fee each way for EXPLO’s shuttle service

NOTE ABOUT UNACCOMPANIED MINOR STATUS

Please book your child as an Unaccompanied Minor – due to increased security measures at

Logan Airport, only children flying as Unaccompanied Minors may be met at their gates. All Unaccompanied Minor Fees must be paid to the airline in advance of travel. In the event that the airline does not accept payment in advance, please contact our Admission Office to notify them to expect a fee upon arrival to the airport on departure day.

• Students traveling alone will get priority on the shuttle

• Flying Home – our staff will stay with students until their flight departs or until they have formally been placed in custody of airline staff members (for Unaccompanied Minor service)

Questions? Contact our Admission Office at 781.762.7400

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