Sponsored by Yale University, the Yale Summer Session is an immersive, innovative academic experience for high school students, designed to develop the next generation’s top thinkers and change-makers. During this sought-after program, you’ll spend two weeks applying interdisciplinary knowledge and reasoning to mission-minded planning. Working in groups, you’ll zero in on a social, local or global issue, then collaborate to develop a functional plan to inspire positive change. The program culminates in a social entrepreneurship-focused initiative presented at the Program Symposium held on Yale’s campus, and open to family and friends.
A rotation of academic enrichment classes is woven throughout these two weeks, imparting all necessary reasoning, rationale and topic-related knowledge. From policy to public speaking, you’ll emerge with a stronger sense of the world around you and its relationship to your own strengths and skills. Classes are supplemented with daily “Explore Yale” breakout sessions that introduce you to Yale’s most celebrated and picturesque museums, libraries and landmarks.
For more information visit the official website here.
This program is open to those who have an interest in Yale and strong grades.
Active participation encouraged.
Student questionnaire (required, extracurricular activities, honors or awards, short answer items)
Essay (required, explaining your interest in the program in 300 words or less)
School information (required, including name, address, phone, type, graduation year, and guidance counselor information)
Academic transcript including Fall grades (required, we accept unofficial and official transcripts)
Letter of recommendation (we require one letter, may be written by a current or recent teacher, school administrator, employer, mentor, or director of extracurricular activities)
International students are required to show competency in English. In order of our preference, the student may submit TOEFL, ACT, SAT, IELTS or a letter of recommendation from an English Teacher