Frequently Asked Questions

General Program Questions

When and Where?

THREAD at Yale will take place June 11-14, 2017 on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

What are the major deadlines?

Once accepted into the program:

  • May 1st: scholarship application deadline (decisions will be announced May 8th)
  • May 15th: $500 deposit required to secure your spot in the class AND work sample for workshop groups due
  • May 22nd: final tuition payment due
  • May 29th: last day to withdraw from class with a full refund

What kind of work sample is required?

If you are accepted, you must submit a completed work or a work in progress that can be circulated to the other members of your small-group workshop (with 10-12 people in each group), to be discussed when you meet at THREAD. Your work should be between 1,000-5,000 words or no more than 5 minutes if it is an audio/video file. Email your work to no later than May 15th.

Does THREAD issue Continuing Education Units for attending?

Continuing Education Units are not issued for THREAD at this time but each participant will receive a certificate of completion on the last day of sessions.

Will there be free Wi-Fi on-campus?

Yes, all participants will have access to free Wi-Fi while on the Yale campus. No password is required.

Am I allowed to record sessions or presentations during THREAD?

No. Recording during sessions is not permitted.

Travel & Lodging

What is the best way to get to and from New Haven, CT?

If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately 45 minutes from New Haven and is served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connections. The city of New Haven is also accessible from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Tweed New Haven (HVN) is the airport nearest to New Haven, but offers limited service.

In all cases, travel by car or train from the airport to New Haven is necessary. For detailed information on air and train travel, please visit the “Visit New Haven” web site.

It is recommended that you arrange transportation from the airport through Hy’s Limousine or GO Shuttle. It is not recommended that you take a taxi to New Haven from the airport, as it would be very expensive.

If traveling by train via Amtrak or Metro-North, select New Haven Union Station as your final destination. Taxis are readily available at the train station.

I need a VISA letter. How can I get one?

If you are an international participant and need to apply for a VISA, please email us at to receive an official THREAD invitation letter for your VISA application.

Will transportation be provided during THREAD?

All THREAD-related sessions and activities will be walking distance from on-campus housing. You will be responsible for your own transportation should you choose to book housing elsewhere.

I am driving. Where should I park? 

Parking is available at the Pierson Sage garage ($8 per day or $31 per week). You will be responsible for this expense.

What does housing on campus look like?

Each participant who requests housing will be assigned a private room in a Yale residential college. Each suite contains multiple single bedrooms, a shared common area with a living room and a bathroom on each floor. Please be sure to bring your own toiletries as these items will not be supplied by the housing office. Participants who request housing will also receive a dining card for daily breakfast at the residential college.

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