Yale University

The International Room at Sterling Library.

The International Room at Sterling Library, Yale University

International Resources at Yale University

Center for Faith and Culture

409 Prospect Street

Located at Yale Divinity School, the Center concentrates on the role of faith in advancing human flourishing and the global common good. Its research and programs focus on relations among the three Abrahamic faiths. As a part of its many activities, the Center sponsors the Faith and Globalization Initiative and convenes religious leaders from around the world.

Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center

391 Prospect Street

This conference facility hosts programs for international leaders from government, academic, corporate, and NGO enterprises. These include the Global Health Leadership Institute, the China-Yale Advanced University Leadership Program, and programs for leaders at the senior levels of government from India, Japan, China, and other countries.


International Center for Finance

46 Hillhouse Avenue

An initiative of the School of Management, the Center supports research in financial economics and disseminates its findings to the world’s academic and professional communities. The Center’s collection of historical documents traces the origins of financial instruments and capital markets back to civilizations in Mesopotamia, ancient Rome, India, and China.

Center for International Security Studies

31 Hillhouse Avenue

International Security Studies is a center for teaching and research in the field of international security, with a special emphasis on grand strategy. Its flagship program, the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, has become a model for the development of similar programs at other universities in the United States and abroad.


Day Missions Library

409 Prospect Street

Established in 1891, the Day Missions Library originally collected materials to be used in training missionaries. It has since become one of the preeminent collections documenting the thought, history, and practice of world Christianity. The Library’s China Records Project is particularly strong and contains rare personal papers of Yale graduates and others who served as missionaries to China in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Avenue

Established in 1866, the Peabody Museum contains more than twelve million specimens and objects collected from around the world. The vast collections include reptile specimens from South America, aboriginal art from Australia, masks and jewelry from Africa, and lacquer and ceramic containers from Asia.


Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

115 Prospect Street

The Institute is responsible for the University’s core teaching programs in international affairs—the undergraduate International Studies major and the master’s program in International Relations. A resource for the entire University, the Institute offers courses in all of Yale’s schools for students who are interested in global affairs and provides career counseling for those eager to pursue careers in diplomatic service or with an international agency.

International Center for Students and Scholars

421 Temple Street

The Center serves as a home away from home for the approximately 4,000 international students and scholars at Yale. Hosting over 800 events annually, the Center helps students and scholars adjust to life in the United States, make social connections, and take advantage of the myriad resources at the University and in New Haven.


Betts House

393 Prospect Street

Center for the Study of Globalization
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization works to enrich the debate about globalization on campus while promoting the flow of ideas between Yale and the world of public policy.

World Fellows Program
Each fall, the World Fellows Program brings fifteen emerging leaders from around the world to Yale’s campus for a semester-long leadership training program.

Office of International Affairs
OIA provides administrative support for international programs and activities across the University and promotes Yale and its faculty to international audiences.

Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

34 Hillhouse Avenue

The MacMillan Center is the University’s focal point for teaching and research on international affairs and on societies and cultures around the world. It combines the intellectual resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. With roots in the earliest days of Yale and organized formally after World War II, Yale was among the earliest sites for robust interdisciplinary international and area studies programs.

Led by Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director Ian Shapiro, the Center offers eight undergraduate majors, four master’s degree programs, and seven graduate certificates. It sponsors more than 600 lectures, conferences, workshops, and cultural events each year. It is the home for eight area studies councils focused on Africa, Canada, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and Iberia, Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and twelve international, interdisciplinary research programs.


Center for International Experience

55 Whitney Avenue

Yale College offers every student at least one substantial experience abroad and provides financial aid for students who need it. The Center provides information, advice, and guidance to students seeking international study, work, and research experiences.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

121 Wall Street

The Beinecke is one of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. Its holdings include Greek and Roman papyri, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and Near Eastern manuscripts, along with an extensive collection of sixteenth-century imprints and substantial holdings in Greek and Latin classics and Italian, French, English, and Neo-Latin literature. Yale’s copy of the Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display.


Yale University Visitor Center

149 Elm Street

The Visitor Center is the front door of the University and welcomes over 75,000 visitors each year from around the world. Daily student-guided tours highlight Yale’s rich 300-year history and campus life today. Special tours in one of several foreign languages are also available.

Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel Street

Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery was the first college art museum in the Western Hemisphere. Its collection now encompasses over 185,000 works of art that date from ancient Egypt to the present day. Highlights include the Dura-Europos, early Italian, Société Anonyme, and African collections, as well as masterpieces by Degas, Manet, and Picasso.


Collection of Musical Instruments

15 Hillhouse Avenue

Housing nearly 1,000 objects in its collection, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments includes a growing number of instruments and accessories representing cultures and traditions of Asia, Africa, and South America as well as those that document the Western European and American traditions. The collection of keyboard instruments, which represents all the major regional schools of European music over a span of three centuries, is unsurpassed.

Sterling Memorial Library

120 High Street

Sterling Memorial Library is the largest of Yale’s campus libraries, which collectively house over 12.5 million volumes and information in all media ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The extensive collections in this building include items from every world region; for example, the Babylonian Collection contains the largest assemblage of cuneiform inscriptions in the United States.


Asakawa Garden

242 Elm Street

This Japanese-style garden located in the courtyard of Saybrook College was dedicated in 2007 by Japan’s ambassador to the United States in honor of Yale professor Kan’ichi Asakawa, the first Japanese scholar to become a full professor in a leading U.S. university. Asakawa is considered the father of the field of East Asian Studies, and he was the first curator of Yale’s East Asian Collection, which was started with his personal book collection.

Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street

Opened in 1977, the Yale Center for British Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art and illustrated books outside the United Kingdom. Founded through the generosity of Yale’s great philanthropist Paul Mellon, the Center’s collection of paintings, sculpture‚ drawings‚ prints‚ rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art‚ life, and thought since the Elizabethan period.


Center for Language Study

370 Temple Street

The Center is the locus of coordination and resources for the fifty different languages taught regularly at Yale. Since the inception of the Directed Independent Language Study program in 2001, the Center, in partnership with the MacMillan Center, has also offered non-credit study in an additional forty-five less frequently studied languages such as Dinka, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and Uighur.

Yale University Press

302 Temple Street

The Yale University Press publishes over 300 books a year that are distributed worldwide and cover a broad range of international topics. The Culture and Civilization of China series is the result of a unique cross-cultural partnership between scholars in the United States and China. The Press also publishes an extensive list of foreign-language textbooks and English translations of major literary works originally published in languages ranging from Latin to modern Arabic.


32 Edgewood Gallery

32 Edgewood Avenue

The School of Art’s newest gallery is devoted to exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world, presenting perspectives from a wide range of international as well as domestic artists.

Medical Historical Library

333 Cedar Street

One of the greatest collections devoted to the history of medicine, the Medical Historical Library has a unique array of rare books, journals, pamphlets, paintings, and photographs, and includes works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, and other important figures in the history of the health sciences.

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