The AYA is Yale University’s central hub for Alumni Relations. Among its many connection tools, the Yale Career Network provides one of the best outlets for current students and recent graduates access to Yale’s largest alumni database. This site provides contact information for alumni who are either interested in serving as mentors, providing internships, or helping students to find jobs. Contact information is usually provided, though you can email alumni directly through the Career Network site.
Started in 1989, the Fox Fellowship has been providing Yale students with the opportunity to pursue academic research at the international level. With this fellowship, students engage in scholarly work abroad, while immersing themselves in a foreign language and interacting with local students. For students interested in doing research in Latin America, the Fox Fellowship program has partner institutions in Mexico at El Colegio de Mexico and in Brazil at the Universidade de Sao Paulo. If you are interested in applying or in conducting research abroad, provided below is a link to the alumni list of previous program participants.
If you are a current Yale student hoping to travel abroad, complete research, or launch an independent project, Yale fellowships are great ways to receive support for your endeavors. In the past, many individuals have successfully received fellowships to lead projects in Latin America or to participate in work related to Latin America.
Each year, the Yale Greenberg World Fellows Program brings to campus 16-18 young international leaders to participate in panel events, workshops, and special presentations. These mid-career professionals include journalists, entrepreneurs, government officials, business figures, health professionals, and many others. Under the following link, you will be able to find information about previous World Fellows, which you can search by name, region, or country. Upon clicking on each name you will find information about their work as well as an email option to get in contact with these individuals.
Are you traveling or working abroad? Interested in meeting with Yale alumni during your trips? The Yale Regional Club page provides contact information for numerous Yale Clubs in Latin America. The provided link will provide you with an overview of the region’s Yale Club Presidents, their location, as well as their contact information. This is an excellent resource for those interested in doing international work or studies.
Call for Proposals: Funding for Student Organizations
Yale student organizations seeking funding to sponsor Latin American and/or Iberian-related activities on campus can submit applications to the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies.
Proposals will be accepted for student-led events that advance the understanding of Latin America, Spain and/or Portugal on the Yale campus. Requests for funding will be considered for exhibitions, cultural presentations, scholarly journals, film screenings, conferences, workshops, symposia, and lectures, among others. Proposals that will have an impact on the Yale and New Haven communities are particularly encouraged. The Council will not consider requests for: purchase of equipment, food or alcohol. Awards can be expected to range from $250-$750. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding or matching grants.
La Casa Cultural: Latino Cultural Center
La Casa, the Latino Cultural Center at Yale, offers Yale students and community members a rich variety of social, academic, and cultural resources in a warm and vibrant environment. In partnership with their resident organizations, La Casa provides opportunities that foster a sense of belonging and pride while supporting the intellectual, personal, leadership and social development of Yale students. Organizations affiliated with La Casa include:
- Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Yale College
- La Unidad Latina
- Movimento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)
- Sabrosura: Latino Student Dance at Yale