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APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 6, 2018 AT 11:59 PM EST


The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. YYGS offers six unique sessions in New Haven and one session in Beijing, China.

Participants attending a YYGS session in New Haven can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.

Participants attending a YYGS session in Beijing, China will have the opportunity to experience Yale’s world-renowned education while exploring one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world. In addition to bringing some of Yale’s most renowned professors to China, this session will take advantage of its location by inviting distinguished professionals with real-life experience to lecture on relevant, important issues. Students will also have the opportunity to visit significant cultural sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. YYGS-Beijing is limited to 90 students, making an intimate atmosphere for students to learn and make connections with their instructors and peers. This is the third year YYGS is offering a session in China, but the first time it is doing so during the summer. Read more about this new offering >

Yale Young Global Scholars is an official Yale University program.

YYGS News

October 19, 2017
The 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Alumni Reunion took place this past weekend, and it was a huge success! Past participants and instructors from the 2012-2017...
October 10, 2017
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is excited to announce a new summer session with the release of its 2018 application! YYGS is a highly selective academic...
October 6, 2017
The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program completed its 2017 session offering academic opportunities to secondary school students this past July and August in three...