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Valentine's Day Card Making & Crafting!

Tuesday, Feb 5, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Have you ever handmade a Valentine's Day card? Or celebrated Valentine's Day? Join us for a night of crafting and card making at the OISS and walk away with unique cards to give to your favorites on Valentine's Day. We will provide all of the craft materials you need, along with a few chocolates to sustain you throughout the evening!

We'll be collecting a $2 donation for our Arts & Crafts fund at the door, so please bring cash with you.

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Welcome Back Wine Tasting

Thursday, Jan 31, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Whether you're just returning from winter break or you are new to Yale, the OISS would like to officially welcome you (back) - and what better way to do that than a winter wine and cheese night!

Our friends from Odd Bins will provide a wine tasting, complete with 4 reds and 2 whites, and there will be a wide variety of delicious cheeses to pair with your wine.

This is a great opportunity to meet some new international students and scholars, so take a break from class and...

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International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) Orientation - Spring 2019

Jan 24 - Jan 25
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Are you in New Haven with a husband, wife, or partner who is studying or working at Yale? Then we invite you to join the International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) community for our 2 day orientation on January 24th and 25th!

At our ISPY orientation, you will meet other spouses & partners and learn more about the opportunities and resources available to you at Yale and in New Haven. Our ISPY community is excited to meet you, share their experiences, and introduce you to...

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Pizza & Games: Winter Edition

Saturday, Feb 2, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our winter edition of Pizza & Games Night at the OISS! Join us any time between 3-9pm for board games, food, and good company. The amazing Ludi et Veritas will be hosting the event for the evening and will be there to help answer questions and get new games going as people walk in.

If you have a personal board game of your own, feel free to bring it along, and we will have plenty of games available for you to choose from.

This event is free, but registration...

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Spring Programs Coming Soon!

Sunday, Jan 6, 5 pm

As we head into winter break, OISS is hard at work planning some great events for the spring semester. When you return to campus in January, make sure to check out our calendar again for updated events for you to enjoy once you're back! Stay tuned... https://oiss.yale.edu/programs-events

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Winter Cookie Decorating Workshop

Tuesday, Dec 4, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

In the weeks leading up to the end of the semester, everyone needs a cookie...or two or three or four! Join us for an evening of sugar cookie decorating, complete with all of the ingredients you need to make a beautiful and tasty treat.

We will start the evening with a short workshop where we will teach you how to make your own icing, give you a few decorating tips, and then you will have the chance to decorate and take home 5 cookies to eat or share with your friends.

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End of Year Potluck for ISPY & English Conversation Groups

Friday, Dec 7, 12:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

As the semester comes to a close, we want to celebrate another wonderful semester of our English Conversation and ISPY Groups!

If you are an active participant in our daily English Conversation Groups or a member of one of our incredible ISPY (International Spouses & Partners at Yale) programs, please join us on Friday, December 7th from 12:30-1:30pm for some food, fun, and conversation. The OISS will provide salad and pasta, and we ask that you bring a dish to share with the...

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Sold Out: Thanksgiving at Home

Thursday, Nov 22, All Day
Varies by host

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event. Check out our list of other activities happen on Thanksgiving that you can participate in!

Each November, the OISS makes special arrangements for interested international students and scholars to join a local family for Thanksgiving dinner. This is one of our favorite traditions, and a great opportunity to experience an American holiday with a local family. Our hosts come from a variety of backgrounds in the Yale community,...

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Attorney David Ware: For Postdocs and Researchers - Green Card Options

Thursday, Nov 8, 9 am
Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect Street

Attorney David Ware ('77) will speak about recent changes in immigration policy as well as self-sponsored green card eligibility and process. He has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1982 in many fields representing companies, universities, medical schools, and start-ups. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2000. Attorney Ware is known across the U.S. as a leading expert in Employment Based and Self Sponsored green cards. This talk...

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Attorney David Ware: Visa Options for Students After Graduation

Thursday, Nov 8, 4:30 pm
Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect Street

Attorney David Ware ('77) will speak to Yale students about changes in immigration policy and how to navigate immigration choices after graduation. Attorney Ware has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1982 representing companies, universities, hospitals, and start-ups. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2000. This talk will have two areas of focus: the new Unlawful Presence policy, and visa options after graduation including H-1b and...

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Uma's Evening at the Yale Cabaret

Thursday, Nov 29, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Reception at OISS (421 Temple): 6:30pm Show at Yale Cabaret (217 Park Street): 8:00pm

Don't miss Uma's last program of the fall semester at the Yale Cabaret! We've secured discounted tickets to the Cabaret's production of Taking Warsan Shire out of Context on the Eve of the Great Storm by Christopher Gabriel Nunez on Thursday, November 29th. We will host a light reception at the OISS at 6:30pm and walk over to the show as a group at 7:30pm. You also have the option to come directly...

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Networking Night for International Students & Postdocs with the Yale Club of New Haven

Wednesday, Nov 14, 5:30 pm
Mory's, 306 York Street

Join your fellow international students for a networking evening with the Yale Club of New Haven (YCNH). We will be joining the YCNH monthly meeting at Mory's, where you'll be able to meet alumni and practice your networking skills. All you need to do is show up and ask them questions. Don't miss this great opportunity! 

To register for this event: please log into Yale Career Link and click on the 'Events' tab on the left hand side, then 'OCS Events/Career Fairs' and find the...

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Branford College Tea with Author Ari Satok

Thursday, Nov 1, 4 pm
Branford College Common Room, 74 High Street

The OISS is thrilled to be co-sponsoring the next Branford College Tea on November 1st.

In this talk, author Ari Satok will tell the story of his experiences traveling to international schools on four different continents (all part of the United World College movement), in countries including Swaziland, Hong Kong, Germany, the United States, and a variety of others, on a mission to capture the stories of young people from all around the world.

He’ll read from his book, The...

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Desserts from Around the World with Sanctuary Kitchen & OISS

Thursday, Nov 15, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

We are thrilled to be partnering with Sanctuary Kitchen for an evening of cross-cultural sharing with refugee chefs from Syria and the Sudan.

OISS will be introducing everyone to a few traditional Thanksgiving desserts, and the Sanctuary Kitchen chefs will share authentic desserts that are popular in their home countries. Throughout the evening, we will be sampling:

Sudanese Basbousa - Semolina Cake with Coconut & Orange Blossom Syrup Syrian Halawat al Jibn - Sweet...
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American Football 101: Yale vs. Princeton

Saturday, Nov 10, 10:45 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Have you ever been to an American football game? Well here's your chance! On Saturday, November 10th, we are co-hosting a program with a New York City non-profit, One To World, to bring together international students from New York City universities for the Yale vs. Princeton football game! We will teach everyone the basics of American football and then cheer on the Bulldogs at the game. There will be fight songs, cheerleaders, and a marching band...what more could you ask...

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ISPY Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Wednesday, Oct 31, 3:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Calling all Halloween lovers and candy consumers!

You are formally invited to our annual Halloween Trick-or-Treating event at the OISS from 3:30-5:00pm on Wednesday, October 31st. It will be spooky and maybe a little scary, but age appropriate for all! Please bring your little ones (costumes highly encouraged) so they can collect candy as they do their rounds around the various offices.

The event is free but advanced registration is much appreciated! Open to the Yale...

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Consulate General of Canada: Migration Conversation

Tuesday, Oct 23, 4 pm
OCS, 55 Whitney Ave

Please join us as we welcome representatives from the Immigration Section of the Consulate General of Canada to Yale University. They will be discussing a wide range of topics, including:

the process to become a Canadian permanent resident via the Express Entry program opportunities to work in Canada

International and U.S. American citizen students in any discipline are welcome. Please register to attend.

Register Here: http://oiss.yale.edu/canada-migration-fa18

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Spooky Pumpkin Carving!

Wednesday, Oct 24, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it's pumpkin carving season in the States! Join us for a special workshop where we will teach you how to carve your very own Jack O’ Lantern. The workshop will be led by our OISS Pumpkin Carving expert, Sarah Solarski, who's won multiple pumpkin carving competitions in Guilford, CT throughout the years!

The ticket price includes your own pumpkin, carving tools, fall treats, and endless amounts of spookiness and fun! We hope to see...

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Pumpkin Picking & Corn Mazes at Bishop's Orchards

Saturday, Oct 20, 10:15 am
Bishop's Orchards, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

We are excited to be teaming up with the Yale Postdoc Association for a fall family-friendly trip to Bishop's Orchards in Guilford, CT.

Your ticket price includes:

Roundtrip transportation from OISS to Bishop's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Entrance into their Corn Maze An afternoon at the Little Red Barn

We will leave at 10:30am from the OISS to arrive to Bishop's Corn Maze around 11am. The maze takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, so once the whole group is...

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Acoustic De-Stress Therapy 10/9/2018

Tuesday, Oct 9, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Can’t keep up with your work or reading assignments? Feeling a bit stressed out? Come de-stress at OISS with ADT - Acoustic De-stress Therapy; a small casual group of music lovers playing acoustic instruments lead by OISS Parker Emerson. Fiddle, Trumpet, Guitar, Flute, Banjo, Uke, Mandolin – any acoustic instrument is welcome (as well as voice)!

We’ll start with Parker’s Picks of three songs (sample recording, chords and lyrics are posted here) for those who have time to practice...

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How to Talk to Employers about H-1B Sponsorship

Tuesday, Oct 30, 4:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Join us for a discussion of the H-1B visa and how to approach immigration issues during the job search process. Office of Career Strategy Senior Associate Director Brian Frenette and OISS Associate Director Parker Emerson will give a brief presentation, and then open the floor to questions about the interview and immigration process.

We will discuss details of how the H-1B visa works, who can pay fees, what the “cap-subject” schedule is among other topics. Brian will be able to...

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LGBTQI+ International Scholar Mixer

Thursday, Oct 18, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Please join us for a pizza social and get to know current and newly arrived LGBTQI+ international graduate students, scholars, and partners & spouses. This is our second event of a series specially focused on Yale LGBTQI+ international trainees.

At this event, we will talk about what it's like to be a part of this community at Yale and in New Haven, finding mentors, advancing your career, and answer any questions that you may have as you find your place here. Please bring your...

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Postdoc Career Talk with Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College

Tuesday, Oct 23, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

The OISS is delighted to host a career related talk for our international community of Postdocs. The speaker for this event will be Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College and the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology.

This discussion will focus on interview skills, resume building, and academic and non-academic job prospects. Please ask your questions in advance when you register for the program so that Dean Chun can address these in his talk. We hope to see you...

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Uma's Evening at the Philharmonia, Fall 2018

Friday, Oct 26, 6 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Reception at OISS (421 Temple): 6:00pm Concert at Woolsey Hall (500 College St): 7:30pm

We are excited to invite international scholars, students, and their families to the Yale Philharmonia concert on Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm at Woolsey Hall. We will host a light reception at the OISS at 6:00pm and walk over to the concert as a group at 7:00pm. You also have the option of coming directly to the concert.

Jean-Marie Zeitouni will be the guest conductor, and his program...

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Pizza & Games Night: Fall 2018

Saturday, Oct 6, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our fall installment of Pizza & Games Night at the OISS! Join us any time between 3-9pm for board games, food, and great company. The amazing Ludi et Veritas will be hosting the event again, and will be there to help answer questions and get new games going as people walk in.

If you have a personal board game of your own, feel free to bring it along, but we will have plenty of games available for you to choose from.

This event is free, but registration is...

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