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YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century

Sunday, July 28, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019

Time and Location

Sunday to Saturday, 07/28/2019 - 08/10/2019

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Program Overview

Yale Center Beijing is excited to host and administer the YYGS-Beijing Program again next summer. The program will take place from July 28 to August 10, 2019, and promises to bring 90 talented high school students from around the world together to explore the theme, "Asia in the 21st Century." Participants will join at the Center each day to learn from expert speakers and exceptional YYGS-Beijing staff about the current state of Asia and its interactions with the world.

YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC) is designed to help young leaders gain a deeper understanding of the fastest growing region in the world today. Participants analyze the conditions that have promoted or impeded growth and development in Asia and explore the unique social, political, and economic challenges that countries face as they continue to progress. At the international level, participants look closely at Asia’s increasing engagement with the rest of the world and its impact on the global political landscape.


Age: Be at least 15 years old by February 6, 2019 (application deadline).
English Fluency: Be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
Grade Level: Be a current high school sophomore or junior (or international equivalent).
Graduation Date: Be graduating in May/June 2020 or 2021 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2019 or 2020 from the Southern Hemisphere.

YYGS accepts applications from ALL countries.

Application Overview

The YYGS-Beijing staff reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the written essays and letters of recommendation are the most important parts of the application.

Required Components

-  Activities List
-  One 500-word essay and two 200-word responses
-  Official School Transcript
-  Two letters of recommendation
-  Unofficial standardized test scores, if available (submit or waive)
-  Need-based financial aid (submit or waive)
-  $60 application fee
-  You must click the Finalize & Pay button on the “Review” page for your application to be considered.

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