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All students are expected to comply with the Yale College Undergraduate Regulations, even while abroad, in addition to the regulations found in the Yale Summer Session Student Handbook. Outlined below are more detailed policies related to Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad.

You are expected to familiarize yourself with these policies and should not expect to be reminded about them individually. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact studyabroad@yale.edu.

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Admission to any program is based on individual qualifications and is competitive. Be aware that some programs, especially languages, have limited seats available. Admission is also contingent on the absence of pending disciplinary matters. For more information about eligibility requirements, review the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad section in Apply.

Academics and Attendance

Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad are intensive in nature, with an entire semester or academic year of course material condensed into a limited number of weeks. In order to receive credit, students are expected to attend every class and participate fully in all aspects of the program, including scheduled trips and activities. Arriving late for the start of the session, or leaving early, is not permitted and will not be allowed under any circumstances. Any issues regarding attendance should be discussed with the Director of the Study Abroad office.

Given the rigorous schedule of Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad, students may not participate in any additional courses while the program abroad is in session.  This restriction extends to courses offered on-line.  Participation in additional endeavors outside of the program, such as internships, research, or other independent activities, are highly discouraged and may only be undertaken with rare permission, requested by e-mail and with permission granted by the Director of Study Abroad (kelly.mclaughlin@yale.edu) four weeks or more prior to the start of the program.  There are no dean's excuses during the summer.


For financial policies, including cost, payment information, funding, and refund policies, review the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad section in Paying for Study Abroad.


Specific information about your program's particular housing arrangement is found in the pre-departure forms in your MyCIPE account. Students are expected to abide by all housing rules and regulations, which will be shared as part of your program orientation. Any student in violation of these policies might face dismissal from the program. 

Programs that Begin in New Haven

If your program starts on Yale's New Haven campus, there are additional regulations that apply to your participation. You must review these specific policies, which are in the Yale Summer Session handbook. If you opted to be placed in Yale campus housing while your program is in New Haven, you should review all housing and meal information as well, found on the Yale Summer Session website.

Note: If you have opted for campus housing and no longer need it, you will receive a full refund of the New Haven Housing - Room & Board cost only if you opt out of campus housing by 4:00 p.m. EST the Friday before the start of the program by e-mailing studyabroad@yale.edu. You will receive a partial refund if you notify the Housing Manager in the Summer Housing Office, have your room inspected, return your room keys, and vacate the room before 4 pm (EST) Friday of the first week of classes. No refunds will be given after this time.