Students study outside Sterling Memorial Library.


Your learning life doesn’t end when you complete your studies on campus. The Yale Alumni Association wants to help you satisfy your intellectual curiosity and continue to expand your horizons. Whether it’s attending a faculty lecture in your local area, going on a trip across the world, returning to study on campus, or simply opening your computer, we have resources to ensure that your Yale learning experience lasts a lifetime.

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Elizabeth Alexander speaks to alumni at the Yale Club of New York, 2018.
  • Learning Opportunities

Learn Near You

When it comes to lifelong learning, sometimes you need to stay close to home. So Yale comes to you! Through Yale Alumni College (local courses taught by Yale faculty and alumni) and our faculty speakers program (Yale professors speaking at regional club events), we bring some of Yale’s brightest minds to your doorstep.

Yale Educational Travel in the Galapagos, 2017.
  • Yale Educational Travel

Learn Through Travel

Have you ever dreamed about studying turtles in the Galapagos? Unlocking the mysteries of Tibet? Exploring Cuba’s southern shore? Yale Educational Travel affords these opportunities. With Yale professors as your guide, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery that goes beyond visiting a new place or experiencing a new culture – it’s all that and more, with the opportunity to expand your base of knowledge in some of the most amazing places on Earth.

A Yale for Life classroom comes to life through discussion.
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Learn on Campus

You can be a student again. Relive the collegiate experience with Yale for Life, which features weeklong classes held on campus in New Haven and centered around a specific area of focus. You’ll live and study with fellow alumni in small, lively classes taught by Yale’s world-class professors – it’s the opportunity to be a student again, only this time with the wisdom of experience.

People learning online
  • Remote Learning Opportunities

Learn Online

A world of knowledge awaits, and it’s just a click away. Whether it’s lectures or talks, podcasts, or videos, there is a vast trove of study available to Yale alumni – and available online. Coursera allows you to take a Yale class from the comfort of your couch, JSTOR gives you access to millions of academic journals, and iTunesU and other Yale recordings bring the teachings of the university’s vast and varied academic offerings to life – right on your computer, tablet, or phone.