Yale’s Community of Individuals

Yale’s Community of Individuals


Yale University offers one of the finest undergraduate
educational experiences is in the world. Yale students explore, discover and mature in our unique community of individuals. If you believe the world can change for the
better through leadership and public service you may see yourself here among friends This university is so old, so respected, but it’s still looking at what it can do next. Yale is paying more
attention to international community and trying to attract more students from around the globe.
Yale teaches you that there’s more in the world than just how you grew up that people have different ways of thinking and different ways of doing things A Yale education prepares students for leadership
and service in an increasingly interdependent world You will interact with fascinating people every day, and through those interactions you’ll figure out what you’re passion about. I didn’t only get a world class education here; I got a global education. I’m interested in once the fair exchange through using my talents and
my skills, and in this case I wanted to use my technical skills to contribute to the development of my country. Yale has given that sense that the world is large but it’s not impossible to understand it or to try to
change it. It’s not like how to make small differences, it’s how to make big differences. Yale college offers the reward of a liberal arts education, drawing on the resources of one of the world’s
great research universities. Through exploration and discovery of your
individual passions and abilities, Yale teaches you how to learn. The liberal arts education prepares you for
anything and everything they wish to do in a career and in life. I knew it was a liberal arts school, but I also knew that they had very strong departments in biology and the sciences, but I wasn’t sure at that time when I came in as a freshman what fields I exactly wanted to pursue. One of the best things about Yale has been basically the amount of flexibility in terms of courses that I could take. The liberal arts major in fact is quite empowering. I wanted, you know, an environment which would allow me to be quite well rounded, and Yale was one of the environments which you get a strong liberal arts education, and at the same time I can get that strong engineering education as well. What Yale really teaches me is how to view a problem. Doesn’t matter what the problem is. You will not graduate from Yale knowing a
trade but you will graduate from Yale knowing a)
how to learn and b) how to be a great individual. Only one set of your courses has to be the subject
you’re majoring in, and the remaining two thirds are for you to explore, to take other courses, to maybe get
a second major. The school itself pushes me to go beyond my immediate sphere of interest and see that I can master fields that are not necessarily something that I would think
of immediately. That’s where Yale comes in, and with all its counseling and guidance
programs. A defining feature of Yale College is its
residential college system. It can be especially helpful to international
students by providing a comfortable living environment, the ability to interact with faculty and classmates, and exciting opportunities for academic and extracurricular
exploration. Being at Yale, I got to appreciate my own culture but from a different perspective. I got to think from outside the box. The university is divided into
twelve residential colleges with approximately four hundred fifty students
in each of them. We have a great community. You have a very unique community that is characterized by very close relationships. We cooperate, we support each other, we edit each other’s papers, we help each other during problem sets. I chose Yale because I liked its size. It wasn’t too big that you would just get
lost in a sea of people, and it wasn’t too small that you would meet everyone immediately.
It was the perfect size for a community. At Yale the focus of attention is on the undergrads
so as I’m here I really feel that I’m part of the university. I really feel that I’m in the center of campus
life. Yes, there is a graduate school, but the undergrads are important, so the professors
realize that, the students realize that, and the administration realizes that. As one of the world’s leading research universities, Yale recently invested over one billion dollars
into science and engineering. With new science facilities and the purchase
of a one hundred and thirty six acre campus and laboratory complex, Yale is firmly committed to providing the
finest physical and intellectual resources. You get the technical knowledge that you need; all the classes that you want to take are available at Yale, but in addition to that because it’s a smaller department and you have a ratio of one to three professors at Yale in
the engineering department it means that professors are committed to you and your development. After my freshman year I participated in a research program where I worked in a laboratory much like this one where I dealt with genes and gene expression and genomics. The three years that I spent at the lab and at other activities have given me other skills like teamwork, good
leadership skills. So I think that these things will help me in the future in any field I go.
Yale is an institution where all faculty, including many of the world’s most distinguished scholars share in
the intellectual development of its undergraduate students. You get the professors when you need them. The faculty to student ratio is amazing. They really enjoy giving knowledge to the students. They really enjoy embracing the passions that we have
and directing them, you know, down the right path. It’s an amazing feeling that you’re amongst giants of their
field. You can also ask them about what they think about an issue, and the point is that it’s not going to be
a second-hand recycled opinion. It’s going to be the opinion of a person who actually shapes the way the discipline develops, who actually writes books that influence the way people think. Learning is a constant at Yale both inside and outside the classroom, developing skills and experiences that will
stay with you for a lifetime. I really think that the best way to meet people
here is is to join extracurricular organizations. You can always find your own niche. You know, there’s no particular sterotype
at Yale, and that’s what I really loved about it was a really international student-friendly place. I still remember that day when I came to walked on the campus and I would meet all sorts of students who were shouting names and, you know, joking and singing and, you know, scribbling with chalk on the walkways, and it was just such a pleasant experience. I felt so at home. I could walk into a dining hall and see twenty students that I knew, and I could go and sit with them. The competition
here is really not against anyone else but against yourself, and it’s everybody. Everybody competes with
themselves, which is what inspires everyone else to do their best. And what that causes is to have very humble but very smart and very ambitious people working all together.
I wanted a place where there was campus life, but at the same time I was scared
that I would feel really isolated, so I wanted a place that was in the city like New Haven, which is a great city in terms
of diversity by the way. There’s all kinds of food. But also a nice campus life, and I think that Yale is the perfect compromise between an urban setting and a campus. Yeah, New Haven is now my second home. The office of international students and scholars
is a central point for academic and personal support while attending Yale. From the first days of orientation week to well after graduation Yale is committed to the success of every
one of its international students. Yale is one of the few places where you can sit at a bench with five people
and have eight countries represented and twelve languages, and that’s amazing to learn from because people bring a variety and a range of ideas and modes of thinking and cultures to you that you would otherwise not be exposed to. One
needn’t feel that, you know, the cost is prohibitive, that they shouldn’t even bother applying to Yale because of the cost. Yale is interested in admitting the very best students from anywhere in the world regardless of their ability to pay. Yale’s admission policy is need-blind. All students, including international students,
are admitted on the basis of academic and personal merit without any regard for their ability to pay. Yale is committed to meeting one hundred percent
of the student’s demonstrated financial need. In addition to scholarships, there are substantive on-campus employment opportunities including research in Yale’s laboratories,
classrooms, and clinics. If you get into Yale, come. You can literally see the top of the world get together and try to do its best. They give you the best education that you can
get At the not so worst you can be whatever you want. And you know, something that has been the dream of mine since I was
very young was to go back home to Serbia and be a leader in my own country. And if there is one place in the world that
can equip you with all the skills and principles to affect the right type of change, it would be Yale. I encourage you all to come here and give it a chance. You can go beyond yourself, pushing the limits of excellence every day. And that’s been something that I don’t think I could have gotten anywhere else. That was from the heart, that was very good. No, it’s true. I love Yale.

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