YYGS Online

Experience Our Online Program: YYGS Connect

YYGS Online is a collaborative, engaging, and enriching experience for students from around the world. YYGS staff are dedicated to a curriculum that remains intensive and collaborative, while continuing to foster connections from across the globe. View 2022 session offerings and program dates.

Program Questions

What are the benefits of attending YYGS Online? 

Participants will take part in a virtual program that is designed to be as rigorous and intellectually rewarding as our on-campus experience. During YYGS Connect, students will average 20 hours a week and participate in Yale faculty lectures, small-scale seminars, simulations and more. All students who have successfully completed the program will receive an electronic completion certificate.

What software do I need to participate?

All participants must have a computer, web camera, and working WiFi. Students CANNOT attend the program using a mobile phone. Participants will be required to access Zoom, and you can check if this program will work on your computer here: Zoom Software Capability Link. Students will also be required to access Canvas, which requires a working email address.

What is the attendance policy, especially with time zone constraints?

We have created “Yale morning (AM)” and “Yale evening (PM)” tracks that work for most time zones. Students will have the opportunity to give preference for which track works best for them. 

YYGS Connect has a strict attendance policy, and students must attend ALL program components to earn their completion certificate. If you have a time zone constraint during the program, you must request an excused absence from YYGS. If approved, we will provide a recording for you that you must watch within 24 hours. Please know that some program elements require mandatory attendance and students will not be excused from these requirements.

What is the program cost? Are students eligible for financial aid?

The total cost for a two-week session of YYGS Connect 2022 is $3,500 USD.

We award financial aid (in partial or full tuition discounts) to both domestic and international students with demonstrated need. To be considered for financial aid, students must complete the financial aid section of the YYGS admissions application. 

Note: YYGS tuition payments are non-refundable except in extreme circumstances, such as family medical emergency where documentation (e.g. a doctor’s note from a non-family member) is provided to YYGS.