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Applying for a Non-Yale Summer Abroad

We're excited that you are interested in a Summer Abroad! Before you start your application, please be sure to:

 Don't hesitate to contact Yale Study Abroad with any questions or schedule a meeting with a study abroad adviser.

TOC: Application Process

How do I apply?

Note: This is a two-part process. You must apply for both admission into your program and Yale approval to study abroad. These are separate application processes that are completed simultaneously. 

Apply for admission into your intended Non-Yale program:

  • Apply directly to the university or program abroad via the program website.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure all application materials are submitted to your desired program by their deadline. Program application deadlines may be earlier or later than Yale’s application deadline.
  • You do not need to have already secured Yale's approval for study abroad when you apply for admission into your intended program.

Apply for Yale's approval to study abroad and transfer credit:

  • If you haven't already, review the Non-Yale Summer Abroad eligibility requirements.
  • Submit a Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application via the MyCIPE application portal. 
  • Late applications cannot be accepted.
  • You do not need to have already been admitted to your intended program before submitting the Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application.

Note: Application Exceptions:

If you would like to apply for approval to attend a non-Yale program that is not on Yale's desginated list, please see our guidance on petitions.

Information about the application process for Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad can be found on the YSS Abroad Apply page

What does the Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application include?

The Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application is a non-competitive process. Applications are reviewed for eligibility with no cap on the number of students who can be approved.The Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application consists of:

  • Application Form: This form includes questions about your intended study abroad program(s) and courses along with a brief personal statement (300-500 words). In addition to listing your first-choice program, you have the option to include up to 2 alternate programs.  
  • Yale Academic Record: We will ask you to upload a copy of your Yale Degree Audit.
  • Credit and International Study Award Policy Documents: These documents include details about important Yale Study Abroad policies. You will be asked to read through the information and confirm your understanding of the policies. 

What if the program I want to attend is not on Yale's designated list?

If you are hoping to attend a program that is not found on Yale's designated list, do not submit the Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application. Instead, you should review the petition process and submit a Summer Petition for Programs not on Yale's Designated List. 

When is the Yale application deadline?

Your Non-Yale Summer Abroad credit application is due the spring semester before your summer abroad.

Summer Abroad Application Opens Application Deadline
2023 Non-Yale Summer Abroad Credit Application January 9, 2023 March 7, 2023 @ 1 p.m. Eastern

I'm ready to apply. Where do I access the application?

Beginning January 9, 2023, you'll be able to access the Non-Yale Summer Abroad Credit Application from this page.

Note: Don't forget to also apply to your intended program for admission into the program.

The International Study Award (ISA)

The International Study Award (ISA) provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for all eligible undergraduates receiving Yale financial aid. In order to receive ISA funding, you must first receive Yale approval for your summer study abroad program.

Once approved to study abroad, you will have access to the (ISA) International Study Award request form as one of your required pre-departure forms in your MyCIPE account. 

Yale Study Abroad does not administer the International Study Award. For more information, please visit the ISA website or contact