Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS)
Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic summer enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world.
Each summer, students from over 125 countries participate in one of five interdisciplinary, 2-week sessions at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale this summer.
Yale Young Global Scholars is an unparalleled academic and leadership program at Yale University, founded on the tenets of liberal arts, renowned for its diverse and inclusive community, and committed to increasing education access.
Yale Young Global Scholars empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders.
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With no grades or course credit, YYGS encourages students to approach all aspects of the program creatively with the understanding that they set their own limits. Students receive an electronic certificate of completion at the end of the session.
The diverse and inclusive community at YYGS enhances learning by inviting students to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Living and learning alongside peers from around the world allows students to broaden their own world views by learning about countries and cultures they have never encountered before.
Living in Yale’s residential college gives students a taste of life at Yale University. Participants explore Yale’s campus and the surrounding area during their down time.
The Core Curriculum ties together all YYGS sessions and is the foundation of the academic program at YYGS. Students work with a different group of peers within different learning contexts, which allows for a wide range of peer-to-peer interaction within each session. These learning contexts include:
|Lectures||Hear from accomplished Yale faculty and leading practitioners about the most important and relevant topics in their fields.|
|Breakout Sessions||Dig deeper into lecture content by sharing knowledge, posing questions, and brainstorming real-world implications with a small group of peers.|
|Seminars||Pursue your passion or find a new one through the 1000+ unique and exciting seminars offered each summer.|
|Capstone Project||Gain in-depth exposure to a particular area of interest through a session-long collaborative research project under the mentorship and guidance of YYGS instructional staff.|
|YYGS Family Time||Develop strong bonds with fellow scholars from around the world while exploring Yale’s campus and taking advantage of Yale’s residential spaces, including fun on the courtyards, outings to local shops, and time for lawn games and boardgames!|
YYGS 2020 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!
Apply early to receive a discount on your application fee. If the fee poses a financial burden, you can submit a fee waiver to reduce your application fee to $0 USD. For more information visit our Application Deadlines page.
How to Apply
|Step 1||Review the YYGS eligibility criteria.|
|Step 2||Review the YYGS application required components.|
|Step 3||Review a PDF of a sample blank application, and start preparing to answer as many application questions as possible.|
|Step 4||You will need to submit contact information for a parent/guardian, teacher, and/or official at your school. Reach out to them as soon as possible to review the PDF of a sample blank application with you, and be sure to collect the information you need.|
Complete the Application:
|Step 5||Once our application opens by the end of September, then you will be able to click APPLY NOW to start your YYGS application. Be sure to write down your email and password to access the application at a later time.|
|Step 6||Check the “Review” page of the application to see if you are missing any required components, and re-visit any pages that require further information.|
|Step 7||Once your application is complete, click on the “Review” page. Next click on the “Finalize & Pay” button at the bottom of the page.|
|Step 8||Pay the $70 USD Regular Decision Fee. All YYGS application fees are non-refundable.
If you submitted a completed Fee Waiver Form on the application page, this requirement will automatically be waived. YYGS staff will contact you if your Fee Waiver Request is denied, and your application will not be reviewed until the YYGS application fee is paid.
|Step 9||Check your inbox for a YYGS confirmation receipt that indicates the successful submission of your application. Confirmation emails usually arrive within 24-48 hours of submission, due to occasional delays payment processing.|
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