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Stress Free Travel Signatures #2 with Coloring, Cookies & Coffee!

Wednesday, May 2, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

The end of the semester is near, and that means many of you will need a new travel signature from an OISS Adviser on your I-20 or DS-2019.

On Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd, we have two advisers that will be sticking around for an extra hour to check your documents and, if necessary, give you an updated travel signature!

While you're waiting, destress from your studies with a cup of coffee, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and some coloring. We will have everything...

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Stress Free Travel Signatures with Coloring, Cookies & Coffee!

Tuesday, May 1, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

The end of the semester is near, and that means many of you will need a new travel signature from an OISS Adviser on your I-20 or DS-2019.

On Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd, we have two advisers that will be sticking around for an extra hour to check your documents and, if necessary, give you an updated travel signature!

While you're waiting, destress from your studies with a cup of coffee, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and some coloring. We will have everything...

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Community Service: East Rock Park Clean-Up

Saturday, May 5, 10 am
East Rock Park, 41 Cold Spring St

We are so excited to be partnering with the Friends of East Rock Park in honor of Yale's Day of Service. Each May, thousands of Yalies from around the world participate in various volunteer activities to give back to the communities that they are a part of. This year, OISS is bringing our international community into the mix with a day of service at our beloved East Rock Park!

Join volunteers from Friends of East Rock and a Park Ranger for spring park maintenance including clearing...

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Harkness Bell Tower: Spring Tour & Concert with Yale Carillons

Thursday, Apr 26, 5 pm
Harkness Bell Tower, 74 High Street

Join us for a private tour and concert of Yale's Harkness Bell Tower! Two members of the Guild of Carillonneurs will be giving us a behind-the-scenes tour of the Yale Memorial Carillion, a musical instrument composed of at least 23 bells, their practice rooms, and Harkness Bell Tower. The Guild is the extremely talented student organization responsible for ringing the bells in Harkness Tower. Each fall, the current members give lessons to freshmen and sophomores (and sometimes graduate...

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Day Trip to NYC & Guided Tour of Greenwich Village

Saturday, Apr 21, 8 am
New York, New York

Join us for a day trip to the Big Apple! 

We will be traveling as a group on the Metro North, meeting at Union Station in New Haven at 8:00am. We will arrive to Grand Central Station in Manhattan around 10:20am, and begin our day with a guided tour of Greenwich Village! Our tour guide, the fabulous Tim White, is a history professor at New Jersey City University, and a former tour guide from Big Onion Tours. Historic Greenwich Village has been the stage for many fascinating trends...

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Uma's Evening at the Yale Cabaret: Camille

Friday, Apr 27, 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 spring at the Yale Cabaret! We've secured 10 discounted tickets to the Cabaret's production of Camille on Friday, April 27th. 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 of coming directly to the show.

Synopsis: Would you throw it all away for love? Sudsy 19th century...

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Tour of Sacred Spaces at Yale, Spring 2018

Friday, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

After the success of our fall tour, the OISS is partnering with the Chaplain's Office again to take you on a tour of Yale's sacred spaces. 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.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover new spots around campus, and...

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YUM: Yalies Uncovering Menus @ Kalimera

Thursday, Apr 12, 6:30 pm
25 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511

We are very excited to introduce a new series of programs entitled, YUM - Yalies Uncovering Menus! This new series seeks to expose members of Yale's international community to New Haven’s best restaurants, while also encouraging a greater sense of community--even amongst people meeting for the first time. Our first YUM event will be held at Kalimera, a brand-new restaurant specializing in affordable and authentic Greek cuisine, on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm!

We have worked with...

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Pizza & Games: International TableTop Day!

Saturday, Apr 28, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our spring installment of Pizza & Games Night at the OISS - this time in celebration of International TableTop Day! Join us any time between 3-9pm for board games, food, and good 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...

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Understanding America: Campus Culture in the #MeToo Era

Tuesday, Apr 3, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

You are likely familiar with the viral #MeToo movement that has been calling attention to widespread prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, especially against women in the workplace. #MeToo and #TimesUp have reignited a century’s long conversation about women’s rights, equal pay, harassment, and the policies and laws that surround these issues.

Join us for our next Understanding America discussion as we look at the history of Title IX, what #MeToo means for campus culture,...

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Tax Workshop 3, April 6th

Friday, Apr 6, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

As an international student or scholar, do you have to file your taxes? The answer is YES. For everyone!

It is tax season and ALL international students/scholars who were in the U.S. for any period during 2017 must file a tax return. The filing deadline this year is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. You may be entitled to a refund and the only way to get your money back is to file.

OISS staff will be holding three tax workshops the first week of April, to walk you through the FNTR...

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Tax Workshop 2, April 4th

Wednesday, Apr 4, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

As an international student or scholar, do you have to file your taxes? The answer is YES. For everyone!

It is tax season and ALL international students/scholars who were in the U.S. for any period during 2017 must file a tax return. The filing deadline this year is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. You may be entitled to a refund and the only way to get your money back is to file.

OISS staff will be holding three tax workshops the first week of April, to walk you through the FNTR...

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Tax Workshop 1, April 3rd

Tuesday, Apr 3, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

As an international student or scholar, do you have to file your taxes? The answer is YES. For everyone!

It is tax season and ALL international students/scholars who were in the U.S. for any period during 2017 must file a tax return. The filing deadline this year is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. You may be entitled to a refund and the only way to get your money back is to file.

OISS staff will be holding three tax workshops the first week of April, to walk you through the FNTR...

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Uma's Evening at the Philharmonia

Friday, Apr 6, 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, April 6th 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.

Principal conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Yale Philharmonia in a...

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March Madness 101: Brackets, Basketball & Prizes

Wednesday, Mar 14, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

When you're in the U.S. during the month of March, you are guaranteed to hear the term March Madness from every sports enthusiast you encounter. March Madness is a single-elimination tournament for Division 1 Men's College Basketball, and is easily one of the most famous & exciting annual sporting events in the country.

Join us on March 14th to learn more about the tournament and make your very own March Madness Bracket. We will walk you through the bracket scoring system that...

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Understanding America: The Right To Bear Arms

Thursday, Mar 8, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

The United States statistically has had more mass shootings than any other country in the world. Join us as we explore the 'why' for our fifth installment of our Understanding Americaseries, in a discussion about gun culture in the U.S. To lead this conversation, we are thrilled to have Professor Alan Bruce join us for the evening. Professor Bruce is the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Quinnipiac University and will be discussing the second amendment and how it has evolved over...

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Uma's Evening at the Yale Rep: Father Comes Home From The Wars

Wednesday, Mar 28, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

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

Due to weather, our original date was postponed for the show. However we are happy to now open up a few more tickets for the Yale Rep's production of "Father Comes Home From the Wars, Part 1, 2 & 3” on Wednesday, March 28th 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...

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Uma's Afternoon at the Peabody: Exploring Yellowstone's Animal Migrations

Friday, Feb 23, 3:30 pm
Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave

Join OISS staff member, Uma Shankar, for an afternoon at the Peabody Museum! This guided tour will lead you through one of the Peabody's fantastic temporary exhibits entitled, Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone's Great Animal MIgrations.

Invisible Boundaries is a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science to explore the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yale scientists have collaborated for several years to...

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Non-Academic Career Panel for International PhD Students

Thursday, Mar 1, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Are you an international PhD student looking for a non-academic job in the U.S. after you graduate? Do you have questions about applying for a work visa? Are you aware of all the resources available to you through Yale’s Office of Career Strategy?

OISS and OCS are thrilled to invite you to a non-academic career panel for international PhD students of STEM, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences. Our panelists for the event will include:

Parker Emerson is the Associate...

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Pizza & Games: Winter Edition

Saturday, Feb 24, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our fall 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 is...

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Valentine's Day Card Making & Crafting!

Monday, Feb 12, 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.

Advanced registration is...

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Understanding America: The Civil Rights Movement – Here and Everywhere

Tuesday, Feb 6, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

In honor of Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are kicking off our spring semester with a discussion on the Civil Rights Movement, both historically and where it stands today. To lead this discussion, we have three incredible PhD students who all specialize in different areas of the movement; Amanda Hall and Anna Duensing from the Department of History and African American Studies, and Pedro Regalado from the American Studies Department. Throughout the evening, we will...

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ISPY Visit to Yale Health, Spring 2018

Friday, Jan 26, 2 pm
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.

Register...

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

Jan 18 - Jan 19
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 and our 2 day orientation on January 18th and 19th!

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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Welcome Back Beer Tasting

Friday, Jan 26, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Whether you're returning from the winter break or you're new to Yale, the OISS would like to officially welcome you (back) to New Haven - and what better way to do that than an American beer tasting?

Craft beer culture has taken the U.S. by storm in the last 15 years, and Conneticut is on the forefront of this phenomenon with more than 50 breweries in the state! Join us as OISS' own Sean O'Brien guides us through a tasting of a variety of beers, from a crisp Belgian to a nice heavy...

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