Yale Young Global Scholars
YYGS is one of the most diverse, 2 week academic summer programs in the world. Join us virtually at Yale this summer, and meet likeminded peers aged 15 to 17 from around the world.
Explore cutting-edge topics in academia
This is a program for ambitious students aged 15 to 17. We expose students to innovative topics within their field of interest, while facilitating discussions with differing global perspectives. At YYGS, students will:
Learn from accomplished Yale faculty and leading practitioners about the most important and relevant topics in their fields.
Dig deeper into lecture content by sharing knowledge, thinking critically, and posing questions with a small group of peers.
Pursue passions (or find new ones!) through 1000+ unique and exciting seminars offered each summer. These seminars are designed to facilitate learning and critical thinking through discussion and lecture in small groups.
Foster relationships with peers around the world through sharing experiences, fun social activities, and deep reflections.
Students will have more opportunities to learn through simulations, Impact Panels, Capstone Projects, and Opportunities Across Yale resources.
Apply for need-based financial aid
YYGS is committed to educational access. Each summer, we award $3+ million USD to students with demonstrated financial need. To be considered for financial aid or scholarships, applicants must complete the financial aid section of the YYGS admissions application.
"On behalf of our family, I cannot thank you enough for such an amazing summer program for not only my daughter but also those excellent high school students worldwide. YYGS has offered valuable opportunities to access academic knowledge and make new friends through multicultural interactions. Especially, our economic burden was alleviated thanks to your financial-aid program. Listening to her stories after the lesson, as a mother, I felt delighted. Above all, despite being an online session, YYGS has truly motivated my daughter to work harder and courageously pursue her bigger dreams." -Nam D., YYGS Connect (2020) Parent
Attend our online program, YYGS Connect
In an effort to remain globally diverse and accessible for all students, YYGS will host sessions online for Summer 2021. YYGS staff have worked hard to make our virtual program, YYGS Connect, a collaborative, engaging, and enriching experience. Last year’s virtual program was incredibly diverse and included participants from over 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states. We are dedicated to a curriculum that remains intensive and collaborative, while continuing to foster connections from across the globe.
"Before the beginning of YYGS Connect, I remember feeling nervous and questioned how the event would run. But, by day two, I realized that I didn’t need to worry. The YYGS program questioned things I thought I knew, scratched beyond the surface level, and helped me effectively communicate my ideas and opinions. I’ve grown with a community of inspiring students, dedicated staff, and passionate professors. Words couldn’t even begin to describe this experience, but I am beyond grateful.” - Janine P., YYGS Connect (2020) Participant, Ghana
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