YALE SUMMER ACADEMY
An Ivy League campus, culture and instruction are yours over two-weeks at Yale University. Tap into thought leaders and learn to enact change at one of America’s most prestigious universities.
Sponsored by Yale University, the Yale Summer Academy 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.
This program has a rolling admissions timeline. We recommend applying as soon as possible.
Residential Tuition: $5,195
“Yale Summer Academy was one of the BEST experiences of my life.”
“Gen Z is using technology to learn about the world. This generation consists of global thinkers who are socially conscious and environmentally friendly.”
“Generation Zers have a high interest in careers that contribute to addressing social issues and serving the community. They are extremely focused on solving a problem.”
SCHEDULE OF A DAY
The project-based component of the program introduces high-level leadership, advocacy and teamwork training. You and your group will agree upon an issue and use the knowledge learned in your courses to develop an initiative and begin to inspire change. You’ll showcase your group’s work during the Program Symposium at the end of the session.
Social opportunities are a cornerstone of this program. In addition to time spent with your peers in daily classes and groups, you’ll make friends during recreational evening activities, on-campus excursions to museums and labs, and a weekend trip to New York City. You will explore Yale’s campus and visit places such as the Yale Peabody Museum and the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. During the weekend trip to New York City, you will experience the city and enjoy a sightseeing cruise of the stunning skyline. On Sunday, you’ll explore some of New Haven’s hot spots such as the world-famous Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Jordan’s – the worlds largest ropes course – or the Pez Factory.
FIVE ENRICHMENT STYLE ACADEMIC COURSES
You’ll have a unique schedule to rotate through these five courses:
- Environmental Science
AT YALE SUMMER ACADEMY YOU WILL:
The Yale Summer Academy employs highly qualified Yale graduate students to teach each of the courses. Guest lecturers also include Yale faculty members. A separate residential life staff from all over the world live in the dorms and are trained to ensure your experience is fun, safe and memorable!
LIFE AT YALE UNIVERSITY
A historic Ivy League university. Located in New Haven, Connecticut. The Yale campus is filled with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professors; giving you the real collegiate experience.
International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.
Trips & Activities. There is always something to do when class is over: movies, tours, events and more. Campus is surrounded by dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. A trip to New York City is offered on Saturday for exploring and sightseeing. Sunday is a more relaxed day for exploring campus and New Haven.
2019 DATES & PRICES
July 7 – July 20
HOW TO APPLY
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