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Important Dates

Action Date
Application Opens          December 15
Updated Program Budgets Available January
Application Due February 15
Admissions Decisions Announced February 16 - March 15

Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad Overview and Admissions

Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad are intensive, highly structured programs for Yale College credit. A full semester of coursework is condensed into a portion of the summer, leaving participants with limited free time during the program. Students benefit from the same level of rigorous coursework offered at Yale during the academic year. Through excursions and activities, students gain hands-on experience that amplifies the classroom learning.

Students may only select one of the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad at the time of application. As the number of seats is limited, admission cannot be guaranteed. Students who are not admitted into their chosen program will be given the option to either be placed on the waitlist of their chosen program or select a Yale Summer Session program with spots still available, if applicable. For this reason, all applicants are encouraged to have a backup plan. Yale College students should consider applying to a Non-Yale Summer Abroad program as another option.

Applications are reviewed to ensure that students meet the eligibility requirements and pre-requisites of the chosen program. Academic records and application essays are considered during the review process. Applicants from both within and outside the Yale University community are welcome to apply; however, preference is given to Yale College students. The Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad Committee makes the final applicant selection decisions.

If you are interested in one of the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad, we look forward to receiving your application! Please review the information below for other considerations and steps in the application process.

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Tip:We also encourage you to be aware of YSS program policies before applying. 

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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 for a YSS Program Abroad, you must submit both the YSS Program Abroad application AND the ISA application.

Note:Yale Study Abroad does not administer the International Study Award. For more information, including whom to contact with questions, please visit the ISA website and attend an ISA information session.

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