Program Overview:

The Yale Young Global Scholars-Beijing Program (YYGS-Beijing) is a 9-day program designed for outstanding high school students from around the world to prepare them for success in high school, college, and beyond. YYGS-Beijing is a residential program where admitted students will live together under adult supervision and attend nine full days of programming, all in one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world. On-site accommodation is mandatory and will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day. Read more here.


Program Highlights:

Skills-building and Enrichment Opportunities

  • Develop awareness and insight on making the transition from high school to college
  • Learn how to master elements of the U.S. college application process including individualized guidance on how to write a personal statement and interview practice
  • Learn to recognize and understand global issues, develop and articulate reasoned responses, and generate thoughtful solutions
  • Develop strong English language communications skills
  • Travel to influential sites for learning, service, and exploration

Unparalleled Pre-Collegiate Academic Experience

  • Participate in interdisciplinary lectures, elective seminars, and skills-building workshops specially designed to foster leadership, develop communication and presentation skills, and enhance critical writing
  • Learn from the most prestigious lecturers of any pre-collegiate program in China
  • Meet distinguished scholars and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including history, economics, public health, innovation and entrepreneurship, international affairs, and applied science
  • Engage productively and build relationships with a diverse group of peers and instructors from around the world
  • Receive a certificate of completion upon graduation, recognized by Yale University
  • Be paired with a year-long Yale University mentor
  • Students who participate in the Yale Young Global Scholars program often go on to attend very selective colleges and universities, including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, UC Berkeley, and University of Chicago.