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Leadership Training Opportunities for African Students from Yale University 2019

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The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is excited to announce that the 2019 application is now available online!

With continued support from the Higherlife Foundation, YYAS brings together African secondary school students between the ages of 15–18 for a tuition-free, intensive academic and leadership program that lasts eight-days per session. Next year the program will be held in three countries—Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe—between late July and end of August.

What will participants do?

Administered by the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and building off that model of interdisciplinary academic exploration, YYAS participants next year will attend lectures led by prominent Yale faculty and local experts. Students will also attend seminars designed and taught by Yale graduate and undergraduate students, many of whom are themselves from Africa and familiar with the international university application process.

During the program, participants will engage in several experiential activities aimed at fostering leadership, teambuilding, and communication skills. Students will also have a chance to interact directly with admissions officers from universities around the world and learn about gap-year programs and other post-secondary school opportunities both at home and abroad.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Age: You must be at least 14 years old by application deadline (06 February 2019) in order to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18.
  2. English: You must be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  3. Citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.
  4. School location: You must currently attend school in an African country.
  5. Graduation date: If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest May/June 2020. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2019. Students who will graduate secondary school before August 2019 are NOT eligible to apply

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Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Central African Republic, South Africa
Age Groups
14 -18
Gender
All
Interest
Entrepreneurship

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
School Students
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee
Opportunity will take place in
Ghana,Kenya,Zimbabwe
Required Documents
Transcript of Records, Recommendation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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