2013 Yale Young Global Scholars Program: Apply!

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Yale University is pleased to announce that the prospectus and application information for the Summer 2013 Yale Young Global Scholars Program is now available online. The program provides university-level academic enrichment and leadership experiences for talented high school students from around the world.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program brings the best of the academic and policy communities together in a scholarly learning environment. Although the programs are designed for top-performing high school students, the Yale faculty members teach the same material and in the same manner as in their undergraduate courses at Yale University.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students offers two innovative, intensive, summer educational experiences for 2013.

Politics, Law, and Economics Program (PLE)

July 13 – 26, 2013
Focus on the great ideas and thinkers in the American intellectual tradition, covering political philosophy, democracy, constitutional law, political economy, and financial literacy
Key deliberative exercises may include writing and presenting a political campaign speech, publicly defending a legal opinion, and engaging in a Constitutional Convention simulation

Studies in Grand Strategy Program (GS)

August 3 – 16, 2013
Focus on strategic lessons from history and their application to contemporary international affairs
Key deliberative exercises may include participating in an international crisis simulation and negotiation, and writing and presenting a group policy paper on a critical global challenge

Common to both Programs

The two summer programs – Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) and Studies in Grand Strategy (GS) – are interdisciplinary in scope. Students learn from leading authorities in their areas of expertise; read primary source materials, articles, and books on a wide variety of issues; participate in lively team exercises and simulations; and gain invaluable instruction in university-level writing.

Eligibility & Application Information

  • Must be entering your junior or senior year of high school (or equivalent for international students).
  • The application consists of a high school transcript, two teacher recommendations, and a 1,000-word essay. For non-native English speakers, spoken and written English must be nearly fluent.
  • The all-inclusive cost of $4,500 includes tuition, housing, food, and activities. Bring your own laptop. Travel to and from Yale is not included.
  • Generous financial aid is available to American and international students, based on demonstrated financial need (no merit scholarships).
  • The program fills up every year, and it is highly selective. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Applicants interested in financial aid should apply as soon as possible.
  • The first application deadline is March 1, 2013.

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