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Yale Young Global Scholars offers seven intensive, interdisciplinary summer pre-collegiate experiences for 2018:  Politics, Law, and Economics; International Affairs and Security; Sustainable Development  & Social Entrepreneurship; Applied Science & Engineering; Biological & Biomedical Science; Frontiers of Science & Technology; and Asia in the 21st Century. The YYGS-Beijing session (Asia in the 21st-Century) is administered and hosted by the Yale Center Beijing in Beijing, China in the Center’s state of the art facilities. All other sessions will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  While the academic themes of the sessions are different, participants in each session complete similarly structured tasks and learning modules. All seven sessions give high school student leaders opportunities to recognize and understand contemporary global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from renowned practitioners and Yale faculty members in a range of fields. 

The rigorous schedule includes daily lectures from Yale faculty or field experts, discussion seminars, and small-group meetings. Students are required in each session to complete a writing, research, and presentation project that includes a teamwork component. With no grades or course credit, the Yale Young Global Scholars Program encourages students to approach these projects creatively and with the understanding that they set their own limits. Program staff also design many opportunities for students to share their experiences and ideas outside of the classroom.

Click on each session link below to learn more:

Applied Science & Engineering (ASE)
June 17 - June 30, 2018

For students who want to explore the application of physical & computer sciences and engineering.

International Affairs & Security (IAS)
June 17 - June 30, 2018

For students with interests in international relations and security and learning historical lessons about leadership.

Frontiers of Science & Technology (FST)
July 8 - July 21, 2018

For students interested in exploring cutting-edge developments in the physical sciences and technology.

Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE)
July 8 - July 21, 2018

For students who are interested in exploring innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges facing our people and the planet.

Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE)
July 27 - August 9, 2018

For students with interests in understanding American legal principles, economic ideas, and values and practices of government in historical and comparative perspectives.

Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS)
July 27 - August 9, 2018

For students who want to delve deeper into the study and application of life sciences.

YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC)
July 26 - August 8, 2018

For students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the unique economic, development, and security challenges within the Asia region.