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.

Apply to the 2014-2015 YUNA Exchange!

The theme for the 2014-2015 YUNA Exchange will be Sovereignty and Society.

Yale-China is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 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 (Wednesday, September 17 or Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00 pm, Wright Reading Room B65 - downstairs from SML Nave), and
▪ review the Information for Applicants.

Program Legacy

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.

From the Field

“The YUNA Exchange has arguably been the single most valuable experience in my time at Yale. This is no exaggeration. The six months that I spent planning the Yale portion of the program, hosting the New Asia College students, preparing symposium presentations, and living in Hong Kong have transformed my cultural and global consciousness.” – Jamey Silveira, YUNA 2012 More >

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