The World Fellows Program runs annually from mid-August to mid-December. There are two primary aspects to the World Fellows’ experience on campus. First, the Fellows participate fully in a specially designed academic curriculum that advances their critical-thinking and leadership skills. Second, the Fellows become teachers and mentors by deepening the understanding of the entire Yale community about the complexity and diversity of the world. They guest lecture in classes, meet with student groups, deliver campus-wide lectures, and contribute to informal dialogue and learning across the campus.
Creating a global network of emerging leaders and to broaden international understanding at Yale, the World Fellows Program each year brings to Yale 14-18 highly accomplished men and women from a diverse set of countries around the world. The Fellows spend an intensive semester exploring critical issues and undergoing leadership training, with the full resources of Yale University at their disposal. Selected from outside the United States at an early mid-career point (generally five to fifteen years into their professional development), the World Fellows come from a range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts. Guided by faculty advisors, the Fellows deepen their resource bases, advance their breadth of understanding, and augment their skills. Building on access to the students, faculty, alumni, and Yale visitors, the Fellows prepare for greater roles of leadership, expand their professional and personal horizons, and contribute to a deepening of international awareness and dialogue within the Yale community.
• be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;
• have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;
• be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States
• Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.
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