Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Yale University is now accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, which will bring together talented rising high school juniors and seniors from the United States and around the world to live and study at Yale for two weeks in the summer of 2014.

Now in its 13th year, the Yale Young Global Scholars Program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, international affairs, public health, and environmental science.

Students learn to recognize and understand some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century, strategize responses, and innovate solutions, gaining valuable leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom.

This coming summer, the program is introducing a new session focused on science policy, particularly with respect to global health, energy, and climate. The session takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining scientific research and development with public policy applications, and it is designed for students who have broad interests in science and technology, whether they plan to pursue careers in those fields or wish to be science-literate entrepreneurs and policymakers.

Students may apply to any of the three, two-week summer sessions offered: “Science, Policy, and Innovation” (June 16-29) examines interdisciplinary approaches to global health, energy and environment, and climate change; “Politics, Law, and Economics” (July 7-20) focuses on important ideas and thinkers in the American political and intellectual tradition; and “Studies in Grand Strategy” (July 26-August 8) explores strategic lessons from history and their application to contemporary international affairs. Lecturers have included Yale professors Akhil Reed Amar, John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, Anthony Kronman, Beverly Gage, William Nordhaus, and Ian Shapiro, among many others.

The application for summer 2014 is now available online, and applications are due Feb. 20. Admission to the program is very selective, and need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify.

For further information and application details, visit the program website at http://globalscholars.yale.edu.