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Thoughtful engagement with Yale and beyond

Developing in students the capacity for engagement with the world beyond Yale.

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What We Do

The OISP facilitates a diversity of rigorous and innovative credit-bearing opportunities through which students can broaden and deepen their academic and personal interests.

With oversight of Yale Study Abroad and Yale Summer Session, the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) furthers Yale University’s mission and Yale College’s commitment to the liberal arts in encouraging¬†thoughtful academic exploration, in fostering intellectual curiosity and creativity, and in developing in students the capacity for engagement with the world beyond Yale.

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OISP Units

  • Yale Summer Session

    Yale Summer Session (YSS) offers a broad range of courses, taught by Yale faculty, for Yale College credit in New Haven, online, and abroad.

  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad helps students choose from hundreds of study abroad options, including Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad, Non-Yale Summer Abroad, and Year or Term Abroad.

  • Visiting International Students Program

    Y-VISP is a program through which students from select partner institutions send their top students to study at Yale College.

  • First-Year Scholars at Yale

    FSY provides a cohort of incoming first-year students with the opportunity to engage early on in the Yale experience.