Core Curriculum

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 each of these different learning contexts, which allows for a wide range of peer-to-peer interaction within each session.

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 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 – game rooms, butteries, and courtyards!