Y-VISP Student Life

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Extracurriculars

Y-VISP students will have access to a range of extracurriculars. In the past, Y-VISP students have participated in the following:

Working on Campus

Y-VISP students' J-1 status allows them to work on campus up to 19 hours per week (each week) when school is in session and full-time during holiday and vacation periods. In the past, Y-VISP students have worked in a variety of Yale offices and departments, such as:

  • Residential College Butteries
  • Spanish and Portuguese Department
  • Sterling Memorial Library
  • Research positions with various Yale faculty members

You can check out the Student Employment database to see open positions on campus.

Y-VISP Events

In addition to weekly dinners with their Peer Liaisons and monthly lunches with the Program Manager, Y-VISP students enjoy a variety of activities. In the past, these events have included:

  • trip to New York City
  • trip to Washington D.C.
  • dinner and a play in New Haven
  • apple-picking
  • volunteering at the Yale farm
  • ice-skating
  • farewell dinner

Summer Opportunities

Past Y-VISP students have taken advantage of Yale's abundant resources and have received summer internships in a variety or industries and sectors, including, but not limited to; business, government, NGOs and non-profits, tourism, communications and marketing, film, technology, and others. Y-VISP students have participated in internships in locations around the world through Yale, including: Louisville, Kentucky; Hollywood, California; Beijing; Singapore; Hong Kong; Boston, Massachusetts; New York City; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kampala, Uganda; Sitka, Alaska; and more. Make an appointment with the Office of Career Strategy and begin your search early!

Y-VISPs are eligible for internships with Yale's preferred partners, contact OCS if you have difficulty applying. Y-VISPs are not eligible for fellowships or funding through Yale.

You'll need to apply for Academic Training through OISS if you participate in a summer opportunity in the U.S., such as an nternship or research with a professor. If you are working at Yale over the summer, it is up to the department that you work with to extend your building access and to work with ITS to have your credentials extended for any software you may need.

Quote: [Yale's] amazing environment of extracurricular activities and cultural experiences inspires the students, and inspires me, to pursue their talents and to search for different ways to improve the society.

Marcela Taborda Stolf
2013-14 Y-VISP student
Jonathan Edwards College, Geology Major, Unicamp