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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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Pizza with Police Chief Higgins

Monday, Sep 10, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

If you're new to Yale, you might have questions about Yale safety resources and living in New Haven; well we are here to help! Stop by the OISS on September 10th to enjoy pizza with one of the friendliest faces on Yale's campus - Police Chief Ronnell Higgins!

Chief Higgins has been instrumental in designing and implementing strategies to reduce crime at Yale. Come prepared to ask him any questions you may have about staying safe in New Haven, and learn about the excellent resources...

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Uma's Evening at the Yale Rep: El Huracán

Friday, Oct 12, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Reception at OISS (421 Temple): 6:30-7:30pm Play at University Theater (222 York Street): 8:00pm

We are excited to invite international scholars, students, and their families to the Yale Rep's production of "El Huracán” on a new, rescheduled date of Friday, October 12th at 8.00pm at University Theatre. We will host a light reception at the OISS at 6:30pm and walk over to the play as a group at 7:30pm. You also have the option of coming directly to the play.

Synopsis: An...

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Day Trip to the Big E - New England's Great State Fair

Saturday, Sep 15, 8:45 am
The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave West Springfield, MA 01089

What better way to get to know your new surroundings than attending New England's State Fair? The Big E only happens once a year, and is the seventh largest fair in the United States and brings together all six of New England states including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont!  

The Big E has countless activities to participate in throughout the day, but a few of their big attractions include:

The Avenue of States Livestock and...
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In & Out Grocery Tour

Saturday, Aug 25, 10 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Are you a new international graduate or professional student at Yale? Do you need to figure out where to buy the ingredients necessary to re-create the comfort foods from your home country? Then join us for a walking & bus tour of five New Haven’s grocery stores & restaurants!

After departing from the OISS office, this tour will begin by exploring Hong Kong Market and Good Nature Market. From there we’ll walk to Elm City Market, then to the Saturday Wooster Square Farmer's...

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G&P Board Games & Bites!

Friday, Sep 21, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

If you are a new Masters, PhD, or professional school student at Yale, enjoy free snacks, and like to try new board games, then this is the event for you!

Don't miss our special edition of Games Night at the OISS aimed at bringing together new Graduate & Professional students in a relaxed & fun environment! Join us any time between 5-8pm for board games, small bites, and good company. The amazing Ludi et Veritas will be co-hosting with us for the evening and will be there...

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ISPY Visit to Yale Health, Fall 2018

Thursday, Sep 13, 10 am
Yale Health, 55 Lock Street

As part of our ISPY Orientation, we have arranged a separate visit to Yale Health!

Join us for a guided tour and information session of Yale Health and learn about the different services they provide, what you have access to, and how to start using your health care.

The tours will be led by members of Yale Health's team, and they are happy to answer any questions that you might have as you are adjusting to healthcare in the United States.

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Sep. 27: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Thursday, Sep 27, 5 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

Join us this fall for a series of outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the McDougal Center Courtyard on Prospect Street. Start your semester off right with an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, the Director of Yale Well Initiative.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside.

This is a series, but please register for each session...

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Sep. 20: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Thursday, Sep 20, 5 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

Join us this fall for a series of outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the McDougal Center Courtyard on Prospect Street. Start your semester off right with an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, the Director of Yale Well Initiative.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside.

This is a series, but please register for each session...

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Sep. 6: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Thursday, Sep 6, 5 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

Join us this fall for a series of outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the McDougal Center Courtyard on Prospect Street. Start your semester off right with an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, the Director of Yale Well Initiative.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside.

This is a series, but please register for each session...

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Tour of Sacred Spaces at Yale for New Students/Scholars!

Thursday, Sep 13, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

We are so excited to be partnering with the Chaplain's Officeagain to take you on a tour of Yale's sacred spaces. If you are a newly arrived Graduate & Professional student or Scholar, join us for a 1.5 hour walking tour where we will visit Yale's Buddhist Shrine, Musalla, Hindu Prayer Room, Battell Chapel, Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, the Chaplain's Office (with free ice cream), and the Saint Thomas More Catholic Center & Chapel.

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East Rock Park Picnic & Yard Games!

Tuesday, Sep 4, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Join us for a picnic in East Rock Park and get to know other Graduate & Professional students who've recently arrived to New Haven! East Rock Park is a New Haven favorite and a great place to relax, play a few games, and get to know some of your classmates under the September sun.

This picnic is BYOF (bring your own food), so make sure to bring along whatever you'd like to eat while we are there. OISS will provide some chips and cookies, but you're in charge of the...

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First Year G&P International Experience Panel

Tuesday, Aug 28, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Are you a new international graduate or professional student at Yale? If you're wondering where to begin on this new journey, then you've come to the right place!

During this panel, current international graduate and professional students will share the experiences they had as first-time graduate students at Yale. Topics of discussion will include the academic culture at Yale, adapting to life in America, overcoming language/writing issues, and carving a social life for yourself...

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Music Festival and Green Exposition

Saturday, Sep 8, 11 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Come to the the Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo in New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park. We'll meet at OISS and walk up the East Rock neighborhood to the park together. There will be live music, activities for children, food trucks, and special exhibitions about the environment and sustainability. It is about a 20 minute walk from OISS to the park.

You can buy your lunch at a food truck and stay and listen to music all day! It is an easy walk to get back to Yale...

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International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) Orientation - Fall 2018

Sep 6 - Sep 7
Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect 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 September 6th & 7th!

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...

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