Program Goals

Teaching foreign languages

As the forces of globalization bring far off places closer and closer to home, learning a foreign language is an important contribution to becoming a global citizen.  Yale University and the World CLASS program are dedicated to making the language learning process as accessible as possible to the New Haven community, through learning languages of import to international politics and current events.

Introducing students to new cultures

Fostering global awareness is an important initiative for the World CLASS program. Introducing high school students to new and potentially foreign cultures allows them to come into contact with new ideas at an early age that they can bring into future college studies, employment opportunities, and day to day cultural understanding and sensitivity.