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Welcome! We’re excited that a Yale College student in your life has decided to study abroad. As a part of the Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), Yale Study Abroad works with undergraduate Yale students before, during, and after their participation in credit-bearing study abroad programs. Here are the options to study abroad:

  • Yale Summer Session (YSS) Programs Abroad: Our office administers these programs, working with instructors to offer a number of summer programs offered for Yale credit.
  • Non-Yale Summer Programs Abroad and Year or Term Abroad: we have designated hundreds of programs run by other institutions as eligible for transfer credit. We advise, support, and award transfer credit for Yale students participating in these programs. In addition to applying to our office for Yale approval and credit transfer, students must apply directly to these outside programs for admission.

Due to FERPA regulations, our office may not be able to provide you with specific information about your student’s study abroad plans. Please be sure to check in with your student regularly about the information they receive from us and from their program.

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Application Deadlines

Students are responsible for adhering to all deadlines when applying to study abroad and when fulfilling post-approval requirements. All students who start an application will receive a deadline reminder from our office. Students who miss Yale’s deadlines will not be able to receive credit for their academic experience abroad.

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Health, Safety & Well-Being

Yale Study Abroad places the utmost importance on student safety, security, and well-being on programs abroad. We provide students with information and resources while emphasizing each student’s personal responsibility for being vigilant in their travels.

Costs & Funding

Learn more about the costs associated with study abroad as well as the funding sources available to support students.

Travel Planning Resources

We encourage you to review the Resources section of our website, which includes information about who to call if an emergency happens while studying abroad, travel planning and logistics, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging while abroad, & cross-cultural engagement. 

Staying in Touch

It can be helpful to set up a schedule for communicating with your student, whether by phone, Zoom, WhatsApp, social media, or email. Keep in mind the time difference and that access to internet and WiFi may not be as available as it is in the U.S.

Note: If you intend to visit your student abroad, we recommend planning your trip before or after the program dates, or during a scheduled break. Students are not permitted to miss class or other required program activities when families are visiting. Additionally, family members are not permitted to attend class sessions or program activities.

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