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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. The application deadline is February 15, 2022.

Program Cost

Current budgets for the upcoming summer are generally available in late January. Refer to each program page to view the most up-to-date budget information. Please note that program budgets may be subject to change in the event of significant fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

Note: Program budgets for 2022 are available beginning on February 1.

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Payment Information & Refund Policy - Summer 2022

Travel Decision Process Overview for YSS Programs Abroad

On April 5, 2022, the Yale Travel Policy will be reviewed to determine which Yale Summer Session (YSS) Programs Abroad will either move forward with operating abroad or convert to an on online program. Admitted students will not be charged any fees before April 5.

  • If the intended country is restricted by the Yale Travel Policy on April 5, the YSS Program Abroad will convert to an online program. Admitted students will be granted a window of 2 business days to withdraw before being charged for tuition and the technology fee. (Visit YSS Tuition, Fees & Policies for more information.)
  • If the intended country is permitted by the Yale Travel Policy on April 5, the YSS Program Abroad will continue with plans to run abroad. Admitted students will be granted a window of 2 business days to withdraw before being charged the $150 Administrative Fee and the $200 Program Deposit. Additionally, the student account will be billed for all other program costs, including tuition, housing, and the program fee. (Visit the YSS Program Abroad page to view the 2022 budget for your intended program.)
    • Once charged to the student account, the Administrative Fee and the Program Deposit are nonrefundable as long as the program operates abroad.
    • The Yale Travel Policy may be enforced until the date of departure. If the YSS Program Abroad is in a location that later becomes restricted by the Yale Travel Policy after April 5, admitted students will be granted a window of 2 busines days to withdraw for a full refund.

Note: Students are strongly advised not to make any payments related to participating in a YSS Program Abroad, including purchasing airfare or making other travel arrangements, until after the April 5 decision is reached.

Funding for Programs Converted to Online Format in 2022

All students on financial aid will receive 50% tuition assistance on the first two credits of their program ($4650 maximum award).

Students can choose to apply International Study Award (ISA) funding to the remaining balance of tuition and the Technology Fee. Students should consider carefully whether this is the best use of their ISA funding, as the amount will be significantly reduced due to the lower costs associated with online courses compared to study abroad programs. If the ISA is utilized for an online program, it will count as the one ISA stipend available to the student. Students who opt into using ISA funding will not have access to the ISA in the future for a summer study abroad program.

Students who qualify for COVID-19 Courses can continue to apply this benefit for the first two credits of their program ($9100 maximum award). For students on financial aid, the tuition balance for three- and four-credit programs will be covered by YSS financial assistance.

Refund Policy for Program Withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw from the program at any time must contact studyabroad@yale.edu and indicate the reason for withdrawal. After April 5 and beyond the 2-business-day decision window granted to withdraw without owing any fees for programs that convert to an online format, refunds will follow the schedule below.

  Withdrawal Schedule Fees Owed to Yale
More Than 2 Weeks Prior to Program Start 15 calendar days or earlier before the program start date

Abroad: Administrative Fee and Program Deposit

Online: None

2 Weeks Prior to Program Start From 14 calendar days until day before the program start date

Abroad: Administrative Fee and Program Deposit + 25% International Housing

Online: None

Week 1 of Program From program start date until 4 pm (EST) Friday of first week

Abroad: Administrative Fee and Program Deposit + International Housing + Program Fee


Online: Technology Fee

Week 2 of Program

From 4:01 pm (EST) Friday of first week until 4 pm (EST) Friday of second week

Last chance to withdraw without a “W” appearing on the transcript.

Abroad: Administrative Fee and Program Deposit + International Housing + Program Fee + 50% Tuition

Online: Technology Fee + 50% Tuition

After Week 2 of Program

4:01 pm (EST) Friday of second week or later

A “W” will appear on the transcript

Abroad: All Program Charges

Online: All Program Charges


Special Refund Considerations

Programs that Begin on the Yale Campus
Students who have opted for campus housing and no longer need it will receive a refund of the New Haven Housing - Room & Board cost according to the following schedule:

  • Students will receive a full refund if they opt out of campus housing by 4 pm (EST) the Friday before the start of the program by e-mailing studyabroad@yale.edu.
  • Once a student is in residence, they will be entitled to a partial room and meal refund only by vacating the room by Friday at 4:00 p.m. of the first week of classes. No refunds will be made after this time. The student will be charged the rate for room and meals for each of the days in residence. Before a refund can be made the student must have their room inspected and then return room keys and ID card (if a visiting student), to the Housing Manager in the Summer Housing Office.

COVID-19 Courses & Housing Subsidy
Students who qualify for the COVID-19 Courses will retain the benefit if they withdraw from the program by 4 pm (EST) the Friday of the first week of classes. The benefit will be forfeited if withdrawing after this time.

Students who qualify for the Housing Subsidy likewise will retain the benefit if they withdraw from the program before by 4 pm (EST) the Friday of the first week of classes. The benefit will be forfeited if withdrawing after this time.

International Study Award (ISA)
Students who withdraw and already received their ISA funding will be asked to return the funding.

Payment FAQ

FAQ: Why am I charged an Administrative Fee and Program Deposit?

The $150 Administrative Fee covers expenses incurred in arranging program logistics. The $200 Program Deposit covers initial expenses incurred abroad related to your participation. These costs are non-refundable once charged.

FAQ: When is the full payment amount due?

All direct billed expenses (Program Deposit and Administrative Fee, Tuition, Program Fee, International Housing and, if applicable, New Haven Housing) are to be paid in full no later than two weeks before the start date of the program. Specific payment deadlines are available in each student's MyCIPE account following admission into the program.

FAQ: What charges will appear on the bill I receive from Yale?

Yale will bill you for the $150 non-refundable Administrative Fee, the $200 non-refundable Program Deposit, relevant Program Fee, Tuition, and International Housing costs. The bill will reflect any scholarships or awards you have received. If a particular program charges you directly for additional fees, that charge will also appear on your bill. If you are participating in a language program with a New Haven component and you chose to be placed in on-campus housing, you will have two housing charges on your student account: Summer Housing and International Housing.

FAQ: Could the program be cancelled?

The Dean of Yale Summer Session reserves the right to cancel any program abroad if enrollment is insufficient or if the location becomes restricted by the Yale Travel Policy. In the event of a cancellation, all program charges will be removed from your account.

FAQ: Where can I learn more about funding for YSS Programs Abroad, including the International Study Award, COVID-19 Courses, and YSS Financial Assistance?

For more detailed information about funding options for YSS Programs Abroad, visit the YSS Programs Abroad in 2022 page.