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YSS Programs Abroad: Application & Deadline

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Important Dates (see below for application)

  Date
Updated Program Budgets Available January 2023
Application Opens (see next section) January 9, 2023
Application Deadline February 7, 2023 @ 1pm (Eastern)
Admissions Decisions Announced March 1 - March 15, 2023
Final Day to come off the Waitlist March 31, 2023

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Admissions Overview

You may only select one of the Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad in your online application. As the number of seats is limited in each program, admission cannot be guaranteed. Students who are not admitted into their chosen program will be given the option to either be placed on the waitlist of their chosen program or select a Yale Summer Session Program Abroad with spots still available, if applicable. For this reason, all applicants are encouraged to have a backup plan. Yale College students should consider applying to a Non-Yale Summer Abroad program as another option.

Applications are reviewed to ensure that students meet any eligibility requirements and pre-requisites of the chosen program. Academic records and application essays are considered during the review process. Admission is also contingent on any individual student disciplinary matters. Applications from visiting university students are welcome. However, preference is given to Yale College students. The YSS Programs Abroad Committee makes the final admissions decisions.

If you are interested in one of the YSS Programs Abroad, please review the information below for other considerations and steps in the application process.

FAQ: What is the application review process?

February 7, 2023: Application deadline. The application will close at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. No exceptions will be made to the deadline.
February 16 - March 16, 2023: Applications are reviewed, and admissions decisions are sent to students.

FAQ: Is the admissions process competitive for YSS Programs Abroad?

YSS Programs Abroad are not designed to be competitive; however, the number of seats per program is limited, so admission cannot be guaranteed for all eligible students if the number of students who apply exceeds the number of seats available. For this reason, all applicants are encouraged to have a backup plan.

Applications are reviewed to ensure that students meet the eligibility requirements and pre-requisites of the chosen program. Academic records and application essays are also considered during the review process. Applications from visiting university students are welcome. However, preference is given to Yale College students. The YSS Programs Abroad Committee makes the final admissions decisions.

FAQ: How should I plan for summer 2023 if I'm interested in studying abroad?

  • Check your eligibility.
  • Be sure to mark study abroad deadlines on your calendar.
  • Refer to your intended destination country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or Embassy website for detailed entry requirements. In some cases, even if the Yale Travel Policy allows for travel to a particular location, the destination country itself may limit entry based on the traveler’s citizenship and where the traveler has been, including transit countries.
  • Meet with a study abroad adviser if you wish to discuss your plans and receive support for choosing a program that matches your goals and interests.
  • Discuss your plans with your family.
  • Take note of passport processing times.  Routine processing for U.S. passports can take 8-11 weeks. If you currently have a passport, make sure it is valid for 6 months after the date of your return.

FAQ: Do I need to be vaccinated and boosted to go on a YSS Program Abroad?

Yes. You are required to be fully vaccinated and have the most recent booster shot against Covid-19 in order to participate on a YSS Program Abroad. 

I'm Ready to Apply. Where Do I Access the Application?