Yale-China promotes understanding between Chinese and Americans through partnerships, fellowships, and exchanges in three fields.



I learned a great lesson about myself, which was that I could do a whole lot more than I had ever thought I could.
— Martha Finn Brooks, (Hunan Medical University, 1981-1983), corporate director


Yale-China Fellowship | Yale graduates immerse in Hong Kong and Chinese society

Chinese Teaching Fellowship | Chinese teachers experience and inspire New Haven classrooms


Yale-China Artist Fellowship | Artists develop their craft through a six-month residency at Yale

Yale-China Arts Activators Fellowship | Arts managers and curators build professional skills and networks at Yale


Chia Fellowship | Women in the health professions in China build career and research experience at Yale

Chia at Xiangya Fellowship | Leaders in healthcare move from rural hometowns to train at Xiangya


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Traveling to Hong Kong has shown me that
there exists a shared human experience worthy of studying and improving.
— Araceli Lopez, YUNA 2019, Class of 2021

YUNA | Yale and New Asia College students discover commonalities through travel and study (Hong Kong and New Haven)

L(U)CY | Yale and Lingnan (University) College students research global corporations and create solutions together in Guangzhou and New Haven


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Partnerships are the pillars of our work.
— Leslie Stone, Vice President for Programs

Yale-China builds collaborative partnerships to address vital contemporary issues—bringing the shared experiences and values of American and Chinese experts to the challenge. We focus our collaborations in health, education and arts on three strategic regions.

Education and leadership training in nursing, public health, and medicine

Education and culture

Western Hunan
Public health and education initiatives in rural areas

Chinese University of Hong Kong
University exchanges and education

Yale University
Leading innovative research and collaborators in program design

International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Artist and arts managers leadership training

New Haven Schools
Education and culture

City of New Haven
Sister Cities, Lunarfest, and culture