This summer, Yale University will conduct an innovative program for exceptional African high school students to acquaint them with Yale and inspire their ambitions for an outstanding university education. The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program in Ghana and Ethiopia will bring together high school students from all over the African continent for a five-day academic program. Students will live together while participating in lectures and seminars taught by Yale faculty, noted African speakers, and African students currently enrolled at Yale on topics ranging from diplomacy to education, urbanization, energy, and health.
Over 1,200 students from 23 countries applied for YYAS. 110 students were selected, representing 18 African countries and 79 schools across Africa.