Yale Young Global Scholars invites high school students from over 125 countries and all 50 U.S. states to spend two weeks at Yale University attending an academic session of their choice. This summer, YYGS will offer a new session, Solving Global Challenges, that will focus on innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches to solving the greatest challenges facing the global community today.
Participants may address the following questions during Yale faculty lectures or small-scale seminars:
• How can we design sustainable cities?
• If feasible, should we edit human genomes? How could this be used and what impact would this have on society?
• What are the most effective poverty alleviation strategies and how do we implement them?
• Should artificial intelligence be used to solve human problems? What makes human intelligence different from artificial intelligence?
• How do we balance environmental protections with economic development?
Using an interdisciplinary approach, students work towards developing solutions to issues with a global impact, focusing heavily on the 17 key challenges identified in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will be deeply influenced by the diverse global perspectives that each participant brings to the classroom.
YYGS provides $3.4 million in need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students that covers partial- or full-tuition discounts (up to $6,300, or 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance.
Early Action Deadline: Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59PM ET
Regular Decision Deadline: Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET
Apply Today: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-to-apply
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
“At YYGS, we’re all coming together from different parts of the world with no preconception of what culture we’re supposed to assimilate to, so immediately we create a new culture where people are free to be themselves, show their quirks, and celebrate their differences. It is that dynamic culture that I miss most, along with my global best friends, knowing that we will probably never have an experience like this again.”
–Allie Ho, Canada, 2019 Alumna