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Photo by Xinyi Zhang, Y-VISP 2013-14

The Y-VISP Academic Experience

Yale's unparalleled academic experience forms the core of the Yale Visiting International Student Program. Navigate this section to learn about the program's academic expectations, philosophy, and resources.

Liberal Arts

The Yale Visiting International Student Program is committed to the idea of a liberal arts education through which students think and learn across disciplines, literally liberating or freeing the mind to its fullest potential. The essence of such an education is not what you study but the result – gaining the ability to think critically and independently and to write, reason, and communicate clearly – the foundation for all professions.

Quote: Yale has been about conversations with individuals who inspire me to learn and challenge my assumptions. Yale has been about taking classes ranging from art, to philosophy and to business.

Macey Tan
2012-13 Y-VISP student
Ezra Stiles College, Business Major, NUS