Yale University, a private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, is a member of the Ivy League. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. presidents, seventeen U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. Yale’s buildings, towers, lawns, courtyards, walkways, gates, and arches comprise what one architecture critic has called the most beautiful urban campus in America.


SIG at Yale University is a Residential Program with two available sessions. A Day Commuter Program and Extended Commuter Program are also available.

  • Choose from a wide variety of courses taught in Humanities, Math, Science, Technology, Multi-Disciplinary, Visual and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation
  • Experience independence within a secure environment living in a college dorm for 3 weeks (commuter option also available)
  • Meet other gifted students from around the world who share common interests, abilities, and goals
  • Enjoy a variety of fun social activities in the evenings and excursions on the weekends


  • Yale ranked 3rd among national universities by U.S. News and World Reports in 2015.
  • Founded in 1701, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
  • SIG has been on campus since 2011!


While all SIG campuses are open to international students, the second session of SIG at Yale University invites a larger percentage of international students to apply. SIG Global is intended to provide an experience where students can enjoy immersion in international citizenry, pursue topics of global interest in-depth, and fully realize the intense nature of our flattened world.

SIG at : Program Options

SIG at is a Residential Program. A Day Commuter Program and an Extended Commuter Program are also available.

Program Options Chart

Students may choose to live on campus (residential status) or commute daily (commuter or extended commuter status). Please refer to this chart for information regarding each option.




(8:30 am - 9:15 pm)*


(8:30 am - 5:30 pm)*

All 4 Academic Periods
Recreation Hour
Evening Tutorial
Evening Activities
Saturday Getaway Trip
Saturday Activity Day
Sunday Activity Day
Student Talent Show
Final Performance    **
Closing Ceremony    **
Dorm Residence
Final Performance  

* Exceptions to the commuter student time schedules are not possible as safety procedures are compromised when staff must modify their supervision responsibilities to accommodate exceptions.
** Must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The SIG Commuter Program is not available at Princeton University.

Options Available


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Yes! Students may request to room with a specific person (same grade, same gender). The residential staff will do its best to honor such requests. However, there is no guarantee that the student’s request will be fulfilled.
At many of the residential campuses, SIG provides a commuter student option for famlies who live in the surrounding area. In addition, SIG has several day programs for younger students ages 5-12.
Learn about SIG Commuter Student Programs
View the SIG-Day programs
Students are assigned to same grade, same gender groups that live in a dormitory under the supervision of a counselor. A faculty housemaster and senior resident assistant are also part of the overall house residential supervision team.
Students do their own laundry. They may use the laundry facilities located on campus in the dormitories. Staff will assist with any laundry instruction that may be necessary.
Students, once on campus, are not allowed to leave campus unless they are supervised by a SIG staff person. These trips only occur within the structure of the program and with parent/legal guardian permission.
Sometimes. SIG's academic courses are offered to students of the same age grouping. However, the cultural and recreational classes usually are open to all students. Class grouping can accommodate varying ability levels.
Definitely. Students will always be chaperoned when going off campus on SIG sponsored trips, as well as when they are on campus.
Yes! Courses may be changed during the first two days of the session with the approval of the Academic Dean and the students’ parents.
Yes! An individual performance report is always mailed to parents after the session. Students’ performance reports and letters can be mailed to schools, but only after SIG receives a written request from parents.
Yes! Special meals can be provided during the session. Parents must advise the Residential Life Dean at the session site of the student’s special dietary needs.
E-mail is available at the sites. However, availability is limited to specific areas depending on the session’s host facility.
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Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut.

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