Foreign Affairs Overview

Foreign Affairs is a two-week focus program on the campus of Yale University entering grades 10-12.

“Can the next generation of American policymakers manage to hold things together and take the world to new heights, or will American and Western decline trigger chaos or renewed conflict? No issues are more important, no time is too soon to start learning about them, and there is no better way to do so than through this introduction to American foreign policy.”

— Gideon Rose,
Editor, Foreign Affairs + EXPLO Guest Speaker

International Policy, EXPLO-Style

As an EXPLO Foreign Affairs Fellow, you’ll:

  • Foster understanding across national and international lines
  • Learn about the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the major issues affecting American foreign policy today
  • Create policy that offers real-world solutions
  • Work with a number of political and international thinkers and decision makers

The United States Mission to the U.N.

When EXPLO Foreign Affairs students met with delegates at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, nothing Afghanistan, North Korea, China — was left off the table. (The Mission is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body.)

Alternative International Relations Program Options

Interested in exploring foreign affairs, but not ready to invest all of your time focused on just one subject? Our most popular program – Exploration – might be a better fit for you.

With a number of course and workshop offerings in international relations, Exploration Programs give you the chance to explore your interest in foreign affairs while at the same time giving you the opportunity to explore many more interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, workshops, activities, events, and trips.

Here are some Exploration course options that are complementary to Foreign Affairs:

EXPLO at Yale (Grades 10-12)

  • Course: International Relations
  • Course: Model United Nations
  • Course: Political Science
  • Course: Economics
  • Workshop: International Crisis Management
  • Workshop: Human Rights in Conflict Zones
  • Workshop: Human Rights: Gender Issues
Explore Foreign Affairs Courses at EXPLO at Yale