Next Cohort of YIA Common Rooms, March 2022 — Register Now

What happens when a Yalie from Europe, the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East walk into a virtual room? We expect creativity, insight, and inspiring conversation.

Imagine walking back into a Common Room to discuss Geopolitics, Classics, Healthcare, Spies and Spycraft, US-Sino Relations, Education, or whatever your personal passion is now. Yale alums are hosting themed Common Rooms in these and many other areas of international interest.

Join us in one of our YIA Common Rooms, with Yale alums who are interested in the wider world, and — in our themed Common Rooms — Yalies who share your own passions and interests. Your small group of 8-10 alums will reflect different regions of the world, and will meet online for 40 minutes twice a month for three months to create new relationships, discuss perspectives, further cross-cultural understanding, and continue that conversation you were having in your Common Room at Yale.
For complete information and to discover the Common Rooms offered in this upcoming cycle, please visit YIA Common Rooms and register by March 3, 2022.

Want to get inspired? Meet one of our YIA Common Room hosts!

Ali hosts Limits of Compassion (on Moral Imagination)

…and here’s what our Common Rooms alums say…


One of my dreams of going to Yale was going to a place where everyone was interested in the conversation topics I was into… the Common Room revived my dream and I relished all of it!

“Vibrant and stimulating

“Learning unexpected new things brings joy”

“In short, we are back at Yale”

“The Common Rooms are the best thing I’ve participated in as a Yale alum”