India’s FLAME University begins association with Yale Summer Sessions

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FLAME University, an academic institution in India devoted to liberal arts education, is launching an association with Yale’s Summer Sessions Program.

The Summer Sessions Program offers courses during the summer for Yale students and qualified undergraduate students from other selected colleges and universities. FLAME students will begin attending the Yale program this summer.

FLAME (which stands for the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education) has been a pioneer in promoting liberal education in India. Through this association with Yale, the university aims to enhance the educational experience of its students by providing them with opportunities to study in multilingual and multicultural settings at an international level, according to Viraj Shah, chair of the Indian institution’s Office of International Relations. “[W]e want to provide our students a global perspective on education and research, and prepare them for leadership and service in an interconnected globalized world. This association gives our students an opportunity to have the Yale University experience.”

“FLAME University’s internationalization strategy is underpinned with having a long-term perspective, forging deep and meaningful relationships steadily with institutions of high repute,” added Shah. “Commencing with the Yale Summer Session association, we hope to build and strengthen our relationship with Yale University in the times to come.”

Jeanne Follansbee, dean of Yale Summer Sessions and associate dean of Yale College, said: “We are confident that students from Yale, FLAME, and other universities will benefit from the opportunity to learn together. FLAME’s liberal education ethos is also at the core of Yale. Having FLAME undergraduate students at Yale will increase opportunities for cross-cultural collaborations in Yale Summer Session.”

A team from Yale — including Jane Edwards, dean of international and professional experience & senior associate dean of Yale College, and Ann Kuhlman,  director of the Office of International Students & Scholars — is scheduled to visit FLAME University in April.