International Experience

While students can be introduced to the dynamics of a globalizing world through the course offerings at Yale, experience abroad is an invaluable complement to academic training. Such experience may include course work at foreign universities, intensive language training, directed research, independent projects, internships, laboratory work, and volunteer service. Yale College provides a variety of international opportunities during term time, summers, and post-graduation, as well as a large and growing number of fellowships to support students abroad.


Students may seek advice about summer or term-time study abroad, internships abroad, and fellowship funding from the Center for International and Professional Experience. Summer courses abroad are offered by Yale Summer Session and by eligible outside programs through Summer Abroad. Students may search for all grants and fellowships at Yale that support international activities in the Student Grants Database. Students on financial aid may be eligible for summer funding through the International Summer Award program.