Yale University — New Asia College (YUNA) Exchange
The YUNA Exchange matches eight students from Yale University with eight students from New Asia College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for a unique six-month, themed, academic and cultural exchange program. Yale participants plan a two-week visit in New Haven, travel to Hong Kong over Yale’s spring break, and conduct research on the theme. Many students cite YUNA as one of the most important experiences of their time at Yale, both for the personal growth it allows and for the friendships that are formed through the program.
*Photography by participant Wong Yam Ling
Apply to the YUNA Exchange!
The theme for the 2016-2017 YUNA Exchange is Authenticity and Modernization.
Yale-China is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 YUNA Exchange now through September 30. To learn more about this opportunity and the application process, applicants can:
▪ View the Virtual Info Session
▪ attend one of Yale-China's information sessions
Thursday, September 15 @ 12:00pm
Wednesday, September 21 @ 12:00 pm
Mendenhall Room, Berkeley College see dates >
▪ review the Information for Applicants.
YUNA is one of the programs that best embody the six decade long partnership between the Yale-China Association and New Asia College. For more than twenty years, the program has brought some of the brightest and most curious students from Yale and from New Asia together to explore shared issues in very different cultures. Recent themes have included National Identity and Citizenship; Migration and Cultural Integration; Innovation, Creativity, and Social Change; Capitalism and Society; and Social Justice.
From the Field
"Participating in the YUNA program has been one of the most formative experiences of my Yale career. When I first heard about the program, I likened it to the other spring break opportunities circulating Yale’s campus—exciting and well-intentioned, but ultimately nothing more than a glorified tourist trip. From the get-go, YUNA defied my pre-conceived notions, allowing me the opportunity to holistically engage with cultural customs beyond my comfort zone. YUNA’s unique reciprocity—having the HK-ers come to Yale and then us to Hong Kong—made the program much more substantial than a simple voluntourism trip." – Christofer Rodelo more >