The Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) is a strategic initiative of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) that seeks the advancement of higher education through alumni engagement and volunteer leadership. YaleGALE volunteers share best practices in alumni relations and foster rich cultural understanding with alumni from universities around the world. YaleGALE, through its engagement of leaders, shares with and strengthens volunteer driven organizations.
A short history of YaleGALE Forums and Conferences:
In November of 2013, YaleGALE produced its first Yale Global Alumni Leadership Forum in New Haven, Connecticut, the hometown of Yale University (YaleGALE@Yale).
However, between the time YaleGALE began in 2008 until the establishment of the first YaleGALE@Yale, YaleGALE had held multi-organization Alumni Leadership Conferences in six different countries overseas — Istanbul, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Paris, Vilnius, and Riga — engaging over 100 universities and other non-governmental organizations in the sharing of best practices in alumni relations. Two of these Conferences (Paris and Riga) were sponsored by U.S. Embassies.
A short history of YaleGALE – the first 5 years, 2008 through 2013:
Between the time YaleGALE began in 2008 through 2013, YaleGALE had sent 8 delegations abroad to Australia, Japan, Turkey, China, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, and the Baltic States. Over 400 delegates visited other universities in 10 countries and 4 continents.
In its first five years, YaleGALE had worked on campus or individually with over 30 educational institutions including: The Australian National University, University of Tokyo, Waseda University, University of Kyoto, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Istanbul University, Bahçeşehir University, Bilkent University, Yaşar University, Sabanci University, Koç University, Peking University, Tsing Hua University, Renmin University, Fudan University, Sun Yat Sen University, New Asia College (CUHK), University of Haifa, The Technion, Weizmann Institute, Ben Gurion University, Yemin Orde, Hebrew University, University of Edinburgh, University of Liverpool, Cambridge University, University College London, École Normale Supérieure, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), New Mexico Highlands University, European Humanities University, and the Stockholm School of Economics-Riga.