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"We all keep in touch and update and support each other all through our evolving educational careers."

"The friendships I made over these two weeks will forever take a place close to my heart – the smiles and laughter of each and every yygs-er has ingrained itself into my memory."

"Simulation is the most interesting and exciting part during IAS: we pretend to be an important and different role in a organization or country. We come to work, discuss and argue together and experience a life as a leader, diplomat or journalist."

"A favorite memory of BBS I always will remember is not a specific favorite memory, but the people I’ve met, all from so many different places with many different stories to tell."

"Between everything I learned about climate change and meeting hundreds of new friends, YYGS broadened my horizon. It was an experience I will never forget, a memory I left in the past with tears in my eyes."

"I will never forget the moment I received an email saying that I had been granted the opportunity to attend the YYGS program on a Travel Scholarship. Before that moment, my mom was about to call off all my preparations due to financial constraints."

"From the moment I first stepped into Pierson College I was greeted and warmly welcomed by an awesome staff of instructors; little did I know that my amazement with the program was just at the very beginning. Friendships were already being made, conversations started, and everyone was really excited that all the previous virtual conversations could finally be translated into face-to-face discussion."

"I had the same feelings when I was entering Phelps Gate. I literally felt like Harry Potter. I could not believe that it was happening to me, the girl from Moscow province. But it was real."

"If I hadn’t received the travel scholarship, I wouldn’t have participated in the program."

"Coming from a middle class family in India, spending 2 weeks at Yale was something that I had previously only dreamt about, but with the help of a kind benefactor such as you, I was able to realize this treasured dream and spend some memorable time with students of extraordinary calibre from all around the globe."

"I learned the beauty of people and that will never leave me however tough life might become."

"I was constantly amazed at the intelligence, accomplishments, humility, and friendliness of everyone I met."

"In the end, however, I settled for three words broad enough to encompass the multiple aspects of YYGS: “inspiring,” “equal,” and “fun.”"

"Coming out of YYGS, I am a more critical thinker, a more confident speaker, and a more motivated global scholar."

"I feel so fortunate to have met such well-recognized professors and government advisors through the program and have been inspired by their amazing efforts to make our world a better place."

"The academic portion of the YYGS experience had us rubbing shoulders with some of Yale’s most influential and distinguished faculty members."

"YYGS also represents an opportunity for you to be completely immersed in an environment where like-minded people who are striving for the same goals, instructors and professors included, surround and inspire you."

"Stone Soup"

"Those smiles, those friendships, and those memories are all real."

"Each member of my group came from a distinct community and brought with him/her, a unique perspective."

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"Talking to Yale faculty after their talks helped me find my way into the world of complexity; their humbleness and willingness to communicate always astounded me."

"This program didn’t just make us learn new things by sitting in the normal lecture halls..."

“I am very fortunate that I got selected into the Yale’s first Science, Policy, & Innovation Program for their Yale Young Global Scholars Program.”

"I looked around me and I thought to myself “YES ! This is what I want, this is how I visualize the upcoming few years of my life”."

"It was...hearing the diverse and intriguing backgrounds of the numerous talented and bright people I met that really inspired me and resulted in me coming back home with renewed passion in everything I do."

"There was never any competition, only camaraderie, and I find that to be absolutely heartening."

"To be accepted and embraced by peers is one of the best feelings in the world."

"My most challenging seminars turned out to be my best learning opportunities."

"Through these two intense weeks, I've learned the importance of true human interaction."

“Don’t Cry Because It’s over; Smile Because It Happened.”