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Yale Young Global scholars launch 2017 application with two new sessions

Updated: Oct 07, 2016 12:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 7 (ANI): The 2017 application for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is now available! YYGS is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. In 2016, YYGS hosted over 1,300 students from over 100 different countries.

"YYGS exemplified how young men and women from around the world can bring the world together in empathy and cooperation," said Leon Tsai, a 2016 YYGS Politics, Law, and Economics student.

YYGS is excited to offer two new sessions in 2017. The Frontiers of Math and Science session (FMS) explores research on the forefront of the physical sciences and mathematics. Like the Applied Science and Engineering session and Biological and Biomedical Sciences session, FMS will feature tours of laboratory spaces at Yale, and offer unique learning experiences at the Yale Observatory and Yale's West Campus.

Students can learn more about YYGS sessions on science, technology, engineering, and math. Another new session - Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE) - empowers participants to explore innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges facing our species and the planet.

"Building off the success of last year's expansion, we're excited to offer these two new sessions. Both of these sessions address topics that students have expressed widespread interest in exploring further," said Erin Schutte Wadzinski, Director of YYGS. YYGS will once again offer its Politics, Law and Economics session and International Affairs and Security session.

In all six sessions, students will attend lectures by Yale faculty, as well as smaller, more intimate seminars taught by Yale undergraduate and graduate students. Over the course of the two-week program, students will also work in Capstone project groups to identify problems in a specific topic, conduct rigorous background research, and propose impactful solutions to their peers and instructors. YYGS is a residential program hosted in one of Yale's twelve residential colleges. Students admitted into the highly-selective program get a taste of the Yale experience through the use of Yale libraries, classrooms, dining halls, and dorms.

The comprehensive online application for all six sessions is available now and accessible. The application deadline is January 31, 2017.

Need-based scholarships are available and students from all financial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. YYGS does not provide travel to and from New Haven. (ANI)