Study Abroad

Study Abroad

“It was a difficult decision to leave Yale for a term to study in South Africa. I had activities that I would have to leave, and friends, and I was very active in my residential college. Well, I went to South Africa, and when I came back I just picked up at Yale where I left off. And I learned more abroad than I ever expected. It transformed me, and I got so much more from Yale when I got back.”

Whether you go for a semester or summer, study in English or in another language, CIPE Study Abroad Advisers are available to help you identify goals for study abroad and guide you through thoughtful program selection.  Advisers will also share details about the application, credit transfer and financial aid processes.  In addition, you can meet with Study Abroad Peer Advisers – students who have already studied abroad during their time at Yale and have been trained to help you navigate Yale’s wide range of study abroad opportunities.  For information about study abroad, visit www.yale.edu/studyabroad.

Quick-glance Timeline for Yale College Summer Fellowships

This quick-glance timeline was prepared by the Office of Fellowship Programs in the Center for International and Professional Experience.  It provides deadlines and suggested deadlines, running from October (“Students should have conversations with faculty mentors and other relevant University staff about summer plans.  The earlier, the better!”) through May (“Distribution of checks”).  It walks you through the process of selecting a study abroad program, finding a recommender, submitting materials, and deadlines.

Three additional helpful links:

  1. Schedule an appointment with a fellowships adviser
  2. Student Grants Database
  3. Institutional Research Board: for approval process for research involving human subjects (click on “Student Projects”)

Term-Time Study Abroad Options

Yale in London

Spend your spring semester studying British history, architecture, art history, literature, and drama with Yale professors and British scholars. All Yale in London courses earn automatic Yale credits, fulfill SO and/or HU distribution requirements, and are not counted within the limit of credits for study abroad.  Tuition and accommodation costs and financial aid transfer to the YIL program.  Students can participate from freshman through senior year, and no separate application to study abroad is required. 

Year or Term Abroad

The Year or Term Abroad (YTA) program is the process by which students apply to earn Yale graduation credit for study abroad through designated programs during the academic year. Students can choose from more than 200 designated programs listed in the CIPE database.  Students can participate as juniors or second-semester sophomores. Students can earn a full semester (4) or full year’s (9) worth of general graduation credit.  Financial aid will transfer to a Year or Term Abroad program.   Also see the YCPS.

Summer Study Abroad Options

Yale Summer Courses Abroad

Study with Yale faculty while immersed in a new culture and language. There are over 30 courses to choose from, spanning 20 countries.

Yale in London

Spend the summer studying British history, architecture, art history, literature, and drama with Yale professors and British scholars. All Yale in London courses earn automatic Yale credits, fulfill SO and/or HU distribution requirements, and are not counted within the limit of credits for summer study abroad. 

Global Summer Program

Take a summer course taught in English through a consortium of research universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, National University of Singapore, and Peking University.

Summer Abroad Credit for Designated Programs

This is the process by which students apply to earn Yale graduation credit for study abroad through designated programs during the summer.  Students can choose from more than 90 programs listed in the CIPE database and may earn up to a total of 2 general credits for designated summer study abroad programs.

Where Can I Learn More?

For Yale in London, contact yaleinlondon@yale.edu for an appointment