Yale and the World

Explore Yale’s impact, activity, and reach across 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.

Read more about Yale’s Global Strategy

Yale’s global initiatives involve close collaboration with colleagues in offices across the Yale campus and around the globe. For more information, please contact us by email at: world@yale.edu — or read more about our global activities in the news stories highlighted below.

Associate Vice President for Global Strategy

Donald Filer



Yale Young Global Scholars

An academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world — each summer, students from over 150 countries (and all 50 U.S. states) participate in an interdisciplinary, two-week session on Yale’s campus.