Experience abroad is an invaluable complement to the on-campus experience. Such experience may include course work at foreign universities, intensive language study, directed research, independent projects, internships, laboratory work, and volunteer service. To augment students' education in a globalizing world, 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 financially support students abroad. Students can visit the Center for International and Professional Experience to explore options for study abroad, search for international internships and careers, and seek funding for study, research, and work experiences off campus.
Summer courses abroad are offered through Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad and Yale in London. Students may also apply through Yale Study Abroad to earn credit from eligible outside summer study abroad programs. Students receiving financial aid are eligible for summer funding (one summer) through the International Study Award (ISA) program.
Year or Term Abroad
In recognition of the special value of formal study abroad, Yale College allows juniors and second-term sophomores to earn a full year or term of credit toward the bachelor’s degree through the Year or Term Abroad program. Participation in the program provides students the opportunity to approach academic study through a different cultural perspective. Students apply to Yale Study Abroad for approval of a program of study abroad. The pertinent application procedures and regulations are listed in the Academic Regulations, section K, Special Academic Programs. Additional information is available from the Yale Study Abroad office.
Yale in London
The Yale in London program offers spring-term courses in British humanities and social sciences, including history, history of art, architecture, sociology, literature, and drama at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, located in central London. The program is open to all undergraduates, including seniors,carries full Yale course credit, and counts as a term of enrollment. Instruction is designed to take advantage of the cultural resources of London and its environs, with regular field trips (including overnight stays) to museums, historic houses, and other sites of interest. Accommodations are provided for students in shared apartments. Further information is available on the program website, or from the Yale in London office at the Yale Center for British Art, or by email to email@example.com.
Yale in London Summer Program
Yale in London offers two overlapping summer sessions at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in central London, each lasting six weeks. There are two courses in each session, which vary from year to year and cover topics in humanities and social sciences, including history, history of art, architecture, sociology, literature, and drama. The courses are open to all undergraduates, including seniors, and carry full Yale course credit, although enrollment in a Yale in London summer session does not count as a term of enrollment in Yale College. As with the spring program, the summer sessions take advantage of the cultural resources of London and its environs, and include overnight field trips. Accommodations are provided. Course descriptions and further information are available on the program website, or from the Yale in London office at the Yale Center for British Art, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MacMillan Center
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is the University’s focal point for promoting teaching and research on all aspects of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. It brings together scholars from relevant schools and departments to provide comparative and problem-oriented teaching and research on regional, international, and global issues. The MacMillan Center oversees six undergraduate majors: African Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Modern Middle East Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and South Asian Studies. Language training is integral to each of the majors. Further information about the MacMillan Center is available on the Yale MacMillan Center website.