Yale and the World

Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

Yale’s reach is both local and international. The University partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut and engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve deeper into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.

View the timeline of Yale’s history

The Yale and the World (YATW) website provides a comprehensive directory for the myriad of internationally oriented programs at Yale. These programs are housed in virtually every school, department, and center across Yale.  

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Yale’s Global Strategy and Academic Initiatives

Pericles LewisThe division is led by Pericles Lewis, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English at Yale University, who serves as vice president for global strategy and vice provost for academic initiatives. Reporting to the president and the provost, he is responsible for ensuring that the broader global initiatives of the university serve Yale’s academic goals and priorities.

The Global Strategy Division and the Academic Initiatives group strengthen Yale’s mission as one of the world’s great universities by supporting teaching, learning, the arts, research and international collaboration.

Global Division Group Academic Initiatives Group

Office of International Affairs

Office of International Students and Scholars

Yale-NUS College New Haven Office

Yale Young Global Scholars & YYAS

Yale Conference & Events

Yale Trademark Licensing

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Stephen A. Schwarzman Center

University Registrar’s Office

The work of the Global Division involves close collaboration with colleagues in offices across the Yale campus and around the globe, including:

Yale-NUS College in Singapore

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London

Yale Center Beijing in China

Gruber Foundation in New Haven

Yale Institute for Global Health

Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

For more information, please contact us by email at: world@yale.edu