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Student Life

From day trips to Yale-Myers Forest in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to summer field experience in South Central Colorado, much of YSE learning takes place outside of the classroom — through the programs’ many opportunities for field research and experiential learning.

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    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    We can’t achieve a sustainable future without achieving equity and justice. At YSE, we are working to create a sustainable future for all people and the planet and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.

    Alumni Network of 5000+ Alumni

    YSE alumni are working across numerous sectors — government,  NGOs, business, academia — around the globe to develop innovative solutions to our biggest environmental challenges, and YSE's strong sense of community creates many opportunities for students to connect with this international network of our alumni.

    Office of Student Affairs

    The Office of Student Affairs works closely with other offices at YSE and Yale to help students achieve both personal and academic success from matriculation through graduation. Meet the student affairs team and learn more about the ways they support an inclusive community at YSE.

    Experiential Learning and Student Activities

    From day trips to Yale-Myers Forest in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to summer field experience in South Central Colorado, much of YSE learning takes place outside of the classroom — through the programs’ many opportunities for field research and experiential learning.

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    Students at COP 25

    YSE students attended COP 25 in Spain in 2019. Several students served on the delegations for their home countries, including for Mexico, Rwanda, Turkey, Morocco, Tonga and Peru, while others worked with non-governmental organizations.

    Centers & Programs

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    Organizations

    Communicating about climate change, containing carbon, taking a deeper dive into industrial ecology or environmental law and policy – YSE’s centers, programs, and initiatives offer unmatched opportunities for internships, field experiences, and community building.

    Student Interest Groups

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    Groups

    Find inspiration and community in YSE’s many student interest groups (SIGs), from those centered around a common environmental interest, such as the Energy SIG, to cultural SIGs, such as Roots,  which is dedicated to the advancement and resilience of students of the African Diaspora.

    Conferences & Events

    On any given day, YSE students have the opportunity to organize, host, and attend a wide array of conferences and events, including the YSE-sponsored New Horizons in Conservation Conference for students and professionals who are from underrepresented backgrounds in the conservation field, to national and international conferences, such as the Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP).

    Focus on Student News

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    News

    Compound Hazards Pose Increased Risk to Highly Populated Regions in the Himalaya

    Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.

    Sudent measuring the diameter of a forest tree
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    YSE Class of 2023 Dives into Research and Analysis

    This year’s incoming class of 137 master’s students at the Yale School of the Environment span six continents and 21 countries, including 29 U.S. states and territories.

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    Addicott Awarded Marine Economics Fellowship to Study Coastal Erosion

    PhD candidate Ethan Addicott aims to create a tool to aid beach restoration efforts and maximize the value and utility of every bucket of sand.

    Contact Student Affairs

    Meet the student affairs team and learn more about the ways they support an inclusive community at YSE.


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