For one week, Yale for Life participants return to New Haven and plunge into intensive and profound study of a timeless subject. We live together at Yale, eat together, have swipe cards and access to Yale’s resources and wonders, from the libraries to the museums and athletic facilities. You will receive your readings well before of the program, so you can prolong the learning and anticipation in the months ahead of it. You will emerge from the week not only feeling “more educated,” perhaps in a way you have not experienced for many years, but also energized, determined to continue to integrate the life of the mind into your life beyond our program. Program cost is $4,900 which includes all classes, all meals, all readings (books are sent to you), special activities, and lodging at Swing Space (Baker Hall).
RECONNECT with Yale for Life
How many of us yearn to feed the intellectual thirst that goes unquenched in the day-to-day of our lives? We think back to our days at Yale fondly, but – with the perspective of years – perhaps regreting that we missed the chance to fully embrace the wisdom and passion of incredible professors and peers. Here is your chance to do it again (without papers and grades!), and to do it right.
As alumni, we return to Yale for reunions, football, perhaps to see our children at Yale. But in a sense, we are outside the institution, observing it, remembering it. At Yale for Life, “All Yale’s treasures will be yours, once again.” The greatest of these is the institution itself, and you will feel the thrill of abundance once again – intellectual, interpersonal, architectural, and more.
Yale for Life, now in our seventh year, has been consistently rated a fantastic success by its participants. Consider that over 50% of those who took a YFL program – in Grand Strategies, Rome, 1914-1945, Directed Studies (Greece), Civil War, and World Order – returned for another (and more, in many cases). This is no passive, anonymous seat in a lecture hall. Our courses are entirely seminar-based, with Yale’s best professors sharing the week with you – in class, at your meals, and at special events that go beyond the classroom.