Our mission is to create a world where culturally immersive experiences abroad are affordable and accessible for all travelers. With Xploreo, students and travellers seeking immersive and authentic overseas experiences can connect directly with “insiders” (language tutors, volunteering and teaching opportunities, internships, and homestay families around the world) — all of whom have been carefully vetted by our team. This direct connection not only lowers costs by eliminating fees typically paid to third parties but it also provides the kind of personal connection between local people and travelers that is needed to build a global community of trust and goodwill.
Meet Our Founder
Carl Jaramillo is an international educator with over ten years of experience working in the fields of study, volunteer and internship abroad. While in high school and university, Carl volunteered and studied abroad five times and these experiences overseas led Carl to develop a life-long passion for meaningful international travel.
Carl has visited over 50 countries and has lived for a period of at least two years on four continents, including Asia, Europe and North and South America.
For his undergraduate coursework, Carl studied at Cornell University, which he completed in a record time of two years. He pursued graduate study at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, part of the University of London) and Teacher College, Columbia University. His graduate coursework at SOAS in international studies and Columbia in education combined his two passions.
Ten years prior to founding Xploreo, Carl started and operated a traditional study abroad organization helping bring primarily American and European students to China.
More recently, Carl was inspired by the idea of directly connecting travelers with language tutors, volunteer and intern sites abroad. Carl founded Xploreo to directly connect travelers seeking immersive and authentic overseas experiences with the best language tutors as well as intern and volunteering opportunities abroad.
For further details on Carl’s background visit Carl’s LinkedIn. Carl welcomes your thoughts, questions, and feedback of any kind via email at carl [at] xploreo [dot] com. He is always excited to receive emails from anyone who is interested in the field of studying, volunteering or interning abroad!