Global Emissary Program

The Yale Global Emissary program empowers the university’s faculty, staff, and advanced graduate students traveling outside the United States to build relationships on behalf of Yale with individuals and institutions around the world.

Potential Yale Global Emissary program participants may indicate interest in any of the following activities:

How the program works

  1. Yale employees planning international travel indicate interest to the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
  2. Applicant and OIA staff together determine what activities, if any, are appropriate
  3. OIA staff help establish a visit plan and provide virtual introductions of emissary to international partners
  4. Prior to travel, emissary meets with OIA and/or other Yale staff to receive updates, materials, and items to share
  5. Emissary takes pictures of activities and shares a brief report with OIA
  6. Emissary may be reimbursed by OIA for certain expenses (see Benefits to Emissaries, below)


Benefits to Emissaries

Benefits to Yale University

First global emissary

Meet the first Global Emissary

The inaugural participant in the Yale Global Emissary Program is Nari Shelekpayev, an assistant professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He was selected for this role in conjunction with his existing plans to attend a global conference in Indonesia.

For any questions about the Global Emissary program — or to get started — contact the Office of International Affairs.

Associate Director for Partnership Development

Nathan Camp