Traveling the World (On Yale’s Dime!)

The author smiling with a Japanese pagoda in the background.

When I was but a young and impressionable freshman, one of my upperclassman friends gave me the following advice: “Your goal for the next four years: get as much money from Yale as you possibly can”. I chuckled at it then, but it did convince me to take advantage of the many ways Yale will fund students to do cool stuff.  This picture is one excursion to Kyoto’s famous Temple of the Golden Pavilion I visited while studying abroad on the  Richard U. Light Fellowship, which gave me complete funding to do two summers of intensive language study in Asia.

I’m a big fan of the Light Fellowship, but you can also get a glimpse at the huge range of other international opportunities on the website for the Yale Center for International Experience.