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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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Admissions

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.

Finances

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

Housing

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.

YSS COVID-19 Courses & YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidy

FAQ: What are the YSS COVID-19 Courses, how do they apply to YSS Programs Abroad, and who is eligible?

First-year students and sophomores who enroll for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, with at least one term taken remotely, will earn two courses to be used in Yale Summer Session (YSS) New Haven, Online, or Abroad in any summer before their senior year.

Students who were in the equivalent of their second or fourth term in Fall 2020, and who enroll for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms with at least one of those terms taken remotely without access to campus (LM4, LM5, LM6), will also be eligible for this special YSS arrangement.

If admitted to a YSS Program Abroad, eligible students may use the YSS COVID-19 Courses, however, both YSS COVID-19 Courses must be used together toward the tuition cost of two credits on a single program. These credits cannot be split across programs or summers.

Note - Cinematic Storytelling in Prague is the only YSS Program Abroad that does not meet the YSS COVID-19 Courses eligibility requirements for an abroad option as the tuition cost for the program is only for one Yale credit, the second credit is transferred in from FAMU.

FAQ: Is admission guaranteed to a YSS Program Abroad if I am eligible for the YSS COVID-19 Courses?

No, admission cannot be guaranteed, and enrollment is limited. For more details on how the YSS Programs Abroad admissions process works, please visit our Apply page.

FAQ: How do the YSS COVID-19 Courses apply to YSS Programs Abroad that earn 3 or 4 credits?

The YSS COVID-19 Courses will cover the tuition cost of 2 credits on the program. Every YSS Program Abroad is designed as a complete program rather than individual courses; therefore, students cannot choose to enroll in fewer courses than the program offers and must use both of the 2 YSS COVID-19 Courses credits for a single program.

Students who participate in a 3-credit program and use the YSS COVID-19 Courses will be billed $300 for tuition. Students who participate in a 4-credit program and use the YSS COVID-19 Courses will be billed $500 for tuition.

Visit the individual program page for more information on the number of credits earned through the program and associated costs beyond tuition.

FAQ: Do the YSS COVID-19 Courses cover any other costs associated with YSS Programs Abroad?

The YSS COVID-19 Courses only apply to tuition costs for 2 credits and do not cover any additional expenses associated with YSS Programs Abroad, such as airfare, international housing, or program fees.

FAQ: How does the YSS Housing Subsidy apply to YSS Programs Abroad that begin in New Haven?

First-year students (class of 2024) and sophomores (class of 2023), as well as students who were in the equivalent of their second or fourth term in Fall 2020, who are eligible for the YSS COVID-19 Courses and receive financial aid through Yale College are eligible for additional financial support to subsidize on-campus room and board (YSS Housing Subsidy) for YSS Programs Abroad that first start on Yale’s campus in New Haven.

For eligible students, the YSS Housing Subsidy will cover the full cost of room and board on the Yale campus for the length of time that the program is in New Haven (between 2 to 4 weeks depending on the program).

The YSS Housing Subsidy cannot be applied toward the cost of International Housing.

FAQ: What happens to my YSS COVID-19 Courses and, if applicable, YSS Housing Subsidy if I withdraw from a YSS Program Abroad?

Students enrolled in a YSS Program Abroad and using the YSS COVID-19 Courses benefit must withdraw no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the Friday of the first week of the program in order to retain the YSS COVID-19 Courses for a future experience with a YSS Program Abroad or YSS courses taught in New Haven or Online.

Students enrolled in a YSS Program Abroad and using the YSS COVID-19 Courses forfeit both YSS COVID-19 Courses if withdrawing after 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the Friday of the first week of the program. .

Students who withdraw from a YSS Program Abroad that starts on Yale’s campus in New Haven must also withdraw immediately, if applicable, from on-campus housing.

Students using the YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidy to cover the cost of on-campus housing who withdraw no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the Friday of the first week of the program may not transfer the YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidy to a future program or session with YSS courses taught in New Haven or Online unless they reimburse YSS for the per diem cost of the number of days they occupied on-campus housing.

Students using the YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidy to cover the cost of on-campus housing who withdraw after 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the Friday of the first week of the program forfietforfeit the YSS COVID-19 Housing Subsidy.

Students who withdraw anytime on or after the program start date will be responsible for the Administrative Fee, Program Deposit, Program Fee, and International Housing costs.