Yale Young Global Scholars (Summer Program for Students Representing 150+ Countries and 50+ U.S. States and Territories)

    Yale Young Global Scholars (Summer Program for Students Representing 150+ Countries and 50+ U.S. States and Territories)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Gifted, Preserving the Environment, Career Exploration
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Career Clusters: Education and Training, Government and Public Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is one of the most globally diverse, two-week academic summer programs in the world. Serving over 2,000 students from over 150 countries and all 50 U.S. states, YYGS distributes over $3 Million USD in need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students.

    Program Location:

    YYGS hopes to host on-campus and online sessions for June & July 2022, and we are working closely with our colleagues across Yale to evaluate options. We will provide timely updates regarding 2022 session offerings on our website.


    Small, intimate educational experience with an 12:1 student to instructor ratio • Taste of university life, including lectures with Yale faculty • Humanities, social sciences, and STEM curricula at a top research institution • Easy, affordable access to the program with fee waivers, tuition packages, and travel assistance

    Student Testimonial:

    "Before the beginning of YYGS, 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, YYGS Participant, Ghana

    Parent Testimonial:

    "Thanks to the resourcefulness of the program’s organizers, the flexibility and adaptability of its instructors, an innovative online program was put together in the form of YYGS Connect. As my son Danny studied in this program, I witnessed firsthand its teachers’ dedication, thoughtfulness, and professionalism. Danny found the classes both challenging and rewarding. I believe the intellectual harvest he reaped will be an asset in his life." -Vivian, YYGS Parent, USA

    Cost and Session Information

    Financial Aid & Scholarships:

    YYGS provides over $3 Million USD in need-based financial aid to domestic and international students that covers partial- or full-tuition discounts (up to 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance.