Run by the Yale Young Global Scholars program and the Office of International Affairs in close partnership with the MacMillan Center and a team of African Yale students, the Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) is a residential program that prepares high-achieving high school students from across the African continent for applying to and studying at U.S. universities such as Yale. The program features a rigorous academic curriculum with lectures and seminars taught by Yale faculty and students, leadership training, and college preparation workshops.
After outstanding experiences in Ghana and Ethiopia, the program is going to Kenya and Zimbabwe next summer in order to reach even more students. In addition, in an effort to attract a geographically diverse group of students next year, YYAS will offer a limited number of travel grants for admitted students to offset the costs of airfare between African countries. The program also will add an extra instructional day, from five days in 2014 to six days, allowing students more time to prepare for assignments and socialize with their peers.
For more information about the Yale Young African Scholars Program, visit globalscholars.yale.edu/Africa.