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Yale Summer Session

Yale Summer Session (YSS) offers a broad range of courses, taught by Yale faculty, for Yale College credit in New Haven, online, and abroad.  Each summer in New Haven, students from Yale and across the world gather to study and live on Yale’s historic campus.  Students studying in online courses “meet” in seminar-sized virtual classrooms, from locations across the globe, which augment learning through digital lectures and other course materials.  New Haven and online students include Yale and visiting college students, as well as qualified secondary school students going into their last year of high school.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Each summer YSS sponsors 30 Yale-faculty-led Study Abroad programs, with more than 40 courses, in locations around the world.  Programs focus on a range of topics, from language and culture to global health to film.

YSS also offers six non-credit courses of study through the English Language Institute targeted to pre-college, college, post-graduate, and professional school students.  Finally, YSS offers intensive instruction in creative writing through the Summer Creative Writing Institute, which includes both for-credit and not-for-credit creative writing courses built around the workshops and master classes featured in the Yale Writers’ Conference.