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We are hopeful about the possibility of resuming Yale Summer Session (YSS) Programs Abroad in 2022; however, due to the continued uncertainties of the pandemic, we cannot make any guarantees about international travel at this time.

Visit the YSS Programs Abroad in 2022 page before you apply for more information and guidance about planning for summer 2022.

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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Before Applying

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

Important Dates

YSS Programs Abroad Application Opens Application Deadline
Summer 2022 Application January 14, 2022 February 15, 2022

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