Application Process

Admission to the Global Affairs major takes place during the sophomore year.

Application Form & Deadline

Applications are typically due in late November. Please check back for the Fall 2021 deadline.

Information Sessions

Each fall, the Jackson Institute hosts information sessions for Yale sophomores who are considering the Global Affairs major.

In Fall 2021, information sessions will be held on October 28 (Zoom) and November 5 (in person). Please visit our events page for details and registration. If you miss the Zoom information session and would like to view a recording, please write to Lily Sutton.

Advice to Applicants

Current underclassmen should review the requirements of the major and the FAQs. It is strongly recommended that, at the time of application, applicants have made progress towards the required economics sequence and to have taken (or currently be enrolled in) GLBL 121 or acceptable substitute.

Advising Sessions

Current and prospective majors can schedule appointments with the DUS, Professor Sigrídur Benediktsdottir, or Lily Sutton, Director of Student Affairs. please note that such meetings do not influence admissions decisions.

In addition, prospective majors are invited to attend an information session held each fall and announced in collaboration with residential college deans and the Sophomore Class Council. Prospective students may want to sign up for the Jackson Institute mailing list.