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Opportunities of Additional Interest (see note below about credit)

This page includes information from Yale's partner universities and Yale faculty collaborations about select opportunities for study abroad that may be of interest to you. 

Note: These programs are not on the Yale designated study abroad program list and have not been approved for credit. A summer program must be 4 weeks in length or longer to be eligible to petition for transfer credit. These programs are alternate opportunities that may be a good fit for your interests and goals. If it meets the petition requirements, you could petition for credit for one of these opportunities.

Partner Universities

IARU Courses

Formerly know as the Global Summer Program, Yale students may attend a course or program at an International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) partner university.

If you have questions about the IARU courses, please contact Kathy Trputec.

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo offers Global Summer Program (GSP), an exclusive program for students from the world's leading universities, for the summer of 2020. These intensive, one to two-week courses will be offered to further enhance the mobility of students between UTokyo and its select partners.  Come study with us in one of the world's most exciting cities!

The Friends of UTokyo Scholarship is still available for summer 2020.

Tsinghua University Summer School

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China offers a multidisciplinary opportunity to better understand China and Tsinghua University. This is a 2-week summer program so not eligible for credit. If you have any questions about Tsinghua Summer School, please contact Ms. Zhang Yuan (experiencing-china@tsinghua.edu.cn).

HKU Summer Institute

The University of Hong Kong Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students. The programmes are open to all undergraduates and are best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.

Peking University Summer School International

This program in Beijing, China offers a wide spectrum of English-taught courses ranging from those specific to individual disciplines to the integration of multiple disciplines, such as philosophy, culture, literature, economics, politics, international relations, as well as traditional body exercise and sports. It also provides Chinese language courses to students at beginner's level.

Korea University

Korea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. They offer a 4-week or 6-week option for summer study.

Ashoka University

Ashoka University is India’s premier liberal arts university located outside the capital, New Delhi. With a fully residential campus, Ashoka is well-equipped with spaces for multidisciplinary learning, a sports complex, library and excellent eating and recreational options. Undergraduate students may register and take courses at Ashoka giving them an opportunity to study with Ashoka undergraduates thus offering them a truly global experience in India.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Knowing Satellite by Cubesat, Future Green City, and Machine Intelligence and Roboticseach, of which will be accompanied by Chinese language courses.

In addition to academic lectures, local excursions, cultural activities, and field trips are also available for International students. From these extracurricular activities, students will learn more about Chinese culture, history, politics and the latest developments of the country. This is a chance to experience Chinese culture firsthand and to make friends from China and all around the world.

Contact SJTU about possible scholarships [Ping Li (liping@sjtu.edu)].

Tec de Monterrey

The iSummerMx programs are designed for international students who love traveling and learning about new cultures. Students will have the opportunity to live four weeks on different campuses, registering in two courses (3 credits each) taught in English and have the chance to learn about different parts of the country without ceasing their studies. For more information please contact us at: isummer@itesm.mx

Yale-NUS College

Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) Program. A flagship program at Yale-NUS College, LABs are faculty-led programs of seven to ten days in duration, which offer students unparalleled experiential learning outside of the classroom. These programs allow students to interact with practitioners and professionals, challenge assumptions and perceptions, develop academic and professional skills, and make connections between textbooks and real-world experiences. While LABs are non-credit bearing, students are responsible for delivering a final project or product in the form of a presentation, video, report, publication, etc.

For more information on the programs and how to apply, contact Annette Wu at Yale-NUS College CIPE.

Faculty Collaborations

The Zvi Meitar Institute

The Zvi Meitar summer program is part of the Zvi Meitar Institute for the Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, a multidisciplinary institute at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel’s first private Institution for Higher Education. The Institute was founded and is directed by Dov Greenbaum, who is on staff both at the IDC and in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. The overarching goal of the institute is to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of new and emerging technologies, particularly disruptive technologies. The summer program provides a condensed version of the successful year long academic program offered to students of the IDC.

Monash University: Seeking Justice: South Africa and Rwanda

David Simon, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Chair in Yale's Department of Political Science will be collaborating on this 2-week course offered by Monash University.  This unit will bring together students from Monash campuses in Australia and South Africa to study the contemporary histories of post-genocide and post-conflict societies, through two specific cases: the South African approach after apartheid and local and global responses to the Rwandan genocide. 

Did You Know?

Yale's partner universities send their students to take courses here in New Haven during the summer. These students live in the residential colleges and experience Yale for 5 or 6 weeks during the summer.