Who We Are

Who we are

Yale World Fellows brings 16 accomplished, mid-career, global leaders to Yale’s flagship leadership development program for a four-month immersive transformational journey. The program was established in 2002 and now has a network of 275 Fellows from 84 countries.

The Program provides the opportunity for World Fellows to contribute to Yale’s intellectual life, participate in events, collaborate with peers, audit classes, mentor students and lead round-table discussions. In doing so, it exposes emerging global leaders to new ideas and ways of doing and thinking. Brilliant minds are refreshed, challenged and expanded.

Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, but they share much in common: they are dynamic practitioners, capable leaders, of extraordinary character, and committed to using their energy and talents to make a positive difference in the world.

Our Mission 

The mission of Yale World Fellows is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. 

Our Goals

  • LEADERSHIP To strengthen the knowledge and skills essential for global leadership.
  • SERVICE To provide opportunity to serve others through sharing knowledge and experience, and collaborating on initiatives.
  • NETWORK  To grow a global community of people with shared values, connected to each other and to Yale.

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