Study Abroad, Summer Session, Career Strategy, and Fellowships and Funding

Tips from the Offices of Study Abroad, Yale Summer Session, Career Strategy, Fellowships and Funding, and Summer Internships and Professional Experiences

(see also the Center for International and Professional Experience — CIPE — website)

When it comes to study abroad

  1. Take ownership of your options: Consider your goals and learn how you might match a program to your interests
  2. Perfect your plans: Research study abroad program options and review the application process
  3. Hear from other Yalies: Read through Yale student experiences or reach out to a study abroad alum for advice
  4. Note the deadlines: Yale’s summer study abroad applications typically open in December;. program deadlines vary
  5. When you get back: Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser or attend an upcoming event

When it comes to summer session

  1. Take ownership of your options: Browse over Yale Summer Session (YSS) course offerings and find the right fit —online, abroad, or in New Haven
  2. Perfect your plans: Look over the online course schedule to determine how you might lighten your term-time load
  3. Hear from other Yalies: Read the blog entries of YSS alums for a sense of a YSS summer
  4. Note the deadlines: The application period typically opens in mid-January
  5. When you get back: There are all kinds of ways to connect. Sign up to receive Summer Session updates

When it comes to career strategy

  1. Take ownership of your options: Browse jobs and internship programs and internship program descriptions in Yale Career Link powered by Symplicity, as well as on the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) website; customize the weekly OCS Newsletter, that allows you to get targeted job postings, events, blogs and resources that are relevant to your interests; check out the Summer Internships & Professional Experiences link on this website’s homepage.
  2. Perfect your plans: Look over the resources available and get started here.
  3. Hear from other Yalies: Access the Peer Networking lists.
  4. Meet with OCS: attend virtual “quick questions” appointments or schedule an appointment with a career adviser.

When it comes to fellowships and funding

  1. Take ownership of your options: Browse the Fellowships Website and hundreds of fellowship descriptions in the Students Grants Database (SGDB).
  2. Perfect your plans: Review the available resources, including timelines, and subscribe to your class year’s newsletter to stay informed.
  3. Hear from other Yalies: Read the stories and reports of previous fellowship winners.
  4. Note the deadlines: Ready yourself for application deadlines, including CIPE year-long study, term-time study, summer study, fellowships, and Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) research fellowships by clicking on the CIPE link.
  5. When you get back: Browse the Fellowships Office website for virtual drop-in hours, find upcoming info sessions on the Fellowships Calendar, or, if in the process of pursuing an opportunity, schedule an appointment with a Fellowships Adviser.
Summer Internships and Professional Experiences

If you have been thinking about options for the summer, after graduation or considering graduate or professional school, the Office of Career Strategy (OCS), located on the third floor of 55 Whitney Avenue can help you learn more.

OCS is a part of the Center for International and Professional Experience and is open throughout the academic year and over the summer. Students are invited to make an appointment (new link for make an appt: with a career advisor. OCS offers 15 minute virtual “quick questions” appointments when classes are in session and 30 minute advising sessions (virtual or in-person) throughout the year.

The OCS Website offers excellent information on all career-related topics, including details about securing and funding your summer internships in the U.S. or around the globe, information on employer recruiting events, a database of gap-year and short-term positions, and extensive information on applying to graduate school (use this link instead: , law school (, business school (, medical school ( and other advanced degrees.

Customize your career newsletter to receive career content targeted to your preferences, including job and internship postings, blogs, and events. Just log into the OCS Website with your NetID and password, select your interests (as many as you would like) and confirm.

Visit the OCS Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events and log into the Yale Career Link to sign-up to attend workshops, educational programs and recruiting events. Through the Peer Networking Lists, students can search and connect with fellow students and recent graduates to discuss their summer and post-graduate experiences. The online mock interview tool also allows students to build mock interviews from hundreds of pre-recorded interview questions.


Click here for a run-down of career choices and salaries of graduating students in past years, and for the summer choices of current Yale College students.