Yale Young Global Scholars

New Haven, CT


Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is one of the most globally diverse, two-week academic summer programs in the world. YYGS serves 2,400 students from over 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and we distribute over $3 Million USD in need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students. Apply today!

Our Program (YYGS Connect):

YYGS will host all 2021 sessions online. Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our students and staff. Additionally, we recognize that travel restrictions will limit access to campus programs, so YYGS staff will prioritize global diversity and program accessibility in a virtual setting this upcoming summer.

Our online program, YYGS Connect, will build upon last year’s online model, which was designed to maintain academic exploration and collaboration, provide access to Yale campus faculty and resources, and create engaging connections and communities across cultures.


Small, intimate educational experience with an 8:1 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 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 '20, 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 W., YYGS Connect '20, 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 $3,500, or 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance.

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