ABOUT YALE FOR LIFE
Over two-thirds of the students who participated in Yale for Life in 2011 registered for a second course last summer. In describing the programs, they used words like, “transformative,” “intense,” and “superb.” This year we continue the tradition of excellence that characterizes Yale for Life with Grand Strategy; Mind, Brain and Society; and Rome. In each of these courses, a small group of Yale alumni and parents will return to campus for an intensive immersion in a specially tailored curriculum taught by Yale’s talented faculty and designed to challenge and stimulate you in ways you may not have imagined possible. In these week-long programs, the learning experience is condensed and intensified. Students—alumni and parents!—immerse themselves in the works of Vergil, Thucydides, Shakespeare, and the list goes on. The small seminar format in each class offers students the opportunity to engage ideas deeply and to interact closely with faculty experts. Participants also have total and inside access to the many treasures of our campus, with unique sessions outside the classroom designed to enhance the daily curriculum. From private sessions with curators at the Yale University Art Gallery and at the Beinecke Rare Book Library to the use of our world-class athletic facilities, we offer a program that makes each of the Yale for Life courses unforgettable.
I encourage you to read the course descriptions carefully. I believe you will find each one fascinating in its own way, and you may have a hard time choosing which of these wonderful offerings to sample. Yale for Life offers an educational experience for adult learners driven to expand their intellectual horizons. I know that you are impassioned by the life of the mind—the life that these courses will stimulate. I hope that you will join us, and I look forward to welcoming you on our campus in June.
Dean of Yale College
Sterling Professor of the History of Art