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Yale Alumni College

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Yale Alumni College is a regionally-based educational program open to all Yale alumni and their families and friends. This program provides lifelong learning opportunities through local courses taught by Yale faculty or other alumni with expertise in the subject, held over a period of 6-8 weeks.

Most courses are seminar style, giving participants a chance to experience again the vigor of a Yale classroom and the wisdom of 20 or so fellow scholars.

Cities hosting Yale Alumni College courses currently include New Haven; New York; Atlanta; Washington D.C.; Chicago; Princeton, N.J.; and San Diego, with the potential for more cities to be opened in the future. 

Courses are held in spring and fall semesters, usually six weeks long; Some cities have summer offerings.

The average cost for a course is $400. There are Bulldogs Of the Last Decade (e.g. recent graduates, less than 10 years out) discounts available.

Most Yale Alumni College courses are capped at 25 to ensure interaction among students and the professor.

We are looking for qualified alumni volunteer champions to represent the program in new cities. Please email us for more info.

Yale Educational Travel

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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 to alumni and friends, through travel programs with Yale faculty.

Yale Educational Travel offers 40 to 50 programs throughout the year. Please view our website for dates, locations, and information on the Yale faculty leader for each program.

Yale for Life

 

 

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Yale for Life brings alumni “back to Yale” for an intellectual experience characterized by depth, challenge, excellence, and joy.

For one week, Yale for Life participants return to New Haven and plunge into intensive and profound study of a timeless subject. We live together at Yale, eat together, have swipe cards and access to Yale’s resources and wonders, from the libraries to the museums and athletic facilities.

Yale for Life programs are each limited to approximately 20 participants.

  • Yale alumni and their spouses as well as parents of Yale students are eligible for Yale for Life programs
  • For one week, Yale for Life participants return to New Haven and plunge into study of a single subject. We live and eat together, and participants have access to Yale’s resources and wonders, from the libraries to the museums and athletic facilities.
  • These courses take place over the summer, usually in June and July.  We currently have 3 courses available per summer. 

Yale Online Courses

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Yale currently offers online courses on a variety of platforms including Coursera, iTunesU, YouTube, and through Open Yale Courses. Please go to the Learn Online page for more information.