Yale Young African Scholars Program is a seven-day residential program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy and ideas to make meaningful impact as young leaders.
This high-intensity program introduces students to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements, while giving them the opportunity to participate in lectures and seminars taught by Yale faculty, local practitioners, and students currently enrolled at Yale.
Topics covered range from diplomacy to education, urbanization, energy, and health. Also, participants will gain access to a growing alumni network and a mentorship program geared towards U.S university preparation.
In YYAS students will:
- Improve analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, written and oral communication
- Gain an understanding of the U.S. university application process and requirements
- Participate in lively small group discussions on a range of contemporary issues
- Develop key skills to better position themselves as global leaders
Admission is highly selective. YYAS is open to current or rising high school juniors (US grade 11), or the international equivalent. Apply Now!!!