Skip to Login Skip to Content Skip to Secondary Navigation

International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) Orientation - Spring 2020

Friday, Jan 31, 10:45 am
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 spring orientation on Friday, January 31st!

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...

Will you be attending?

Welcome Back Wine Tasting

Wednesday, Jan 29, 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 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 work...

Will you be attending?

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Pizza, A Love Story

Thursday, Jan 30, 5:30 pm
Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave

We are partnering with the McDougal Graduate Student Life Office to bring you a very special edition of the OISS Understanding America series with a film screening followed by a panel discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary, Pizza, A Love Story!

We are thrilled to be joined for the evening by three of the film's producers Dean Falcone, Gorman Bechard, and Colin Caplan who also authored the recent book, Pizza in New Haven. When it comes to pizza in New Haven, these guys...

Will you be attending?

Spring Programs Coming Soon!

Friday, Jan 10, All Day

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... Register here: https://oiss.yale.edu/programs-events

Will you be attending?

Visa Options for Students After Graduation

Thursday, Nov 14, 4 pm
Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect Street

OISS will host a Yale student information session with special guest, immigration attorney Dan Berger on November 14th at 4:00 in Davies Auditorium. Attorney Dan Berger will address transition issues related to moving from F-1 OPT to H-1B or to green card status. Immigration has adopted the position of reviewing a students entire history in the U.S. with a focus on any period of unauthorized employment, or volunteering. Attorney Berger will provide guidance on how to avoid unauthorized...

Will you be attending?

Fall Potluck for ISPY & English Conversation Groups

Friday, Dec 6, 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 with a potluck!

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 6th at 12:30pm for some food, fun, and conversation. The OISS will provide a dish, and we ask that you bring a dish to share with the...

Will you be attending?

Gingerbread House Workshop

Thursday, Dec 5, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Come join us for a night of traditional winter fun and learn how to build and decorate your own Gingerbread House! The history of the gingerbread house dates back thousands of years and actually originated in Germany. This tradition was brought to the United States where many people still enjoy it today!

OISS will provide a gingerbread house kit that includes all of the materials needed to build and decorate your own house which you will be able to take with you at the end of the...

Will you be attending?

Uma's Evening at the Yale Cabaret

Friday, Dec 13, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

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 Two Mile Hollow on Friday, December 13th. 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 to the show.

Synopsis: When the Donnellys gather to divide their belongings after their oceanfront estate is sold, drama ensues. As this well-off and quasi-famous...

Will you be attending?

SOLD OUT: Thanksgiving at Home

Thursday, Nov 28, All Day
Varies by host

Unfortunately we are no longer accepting registrations for this event as we are at full capacity. Check out our list of other activities happening on Thanksgiving that you can participate in, or ways to have a Thanksgiving celebration of your own!

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...

Will you be attending?

Uma's Evening at the Yale Rep: The Plot

Wednesday, Dec 4, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Reception at OISS (421 Temple): 6:30pm Play at Yale Repertory Theater (1120 Chapel St): 8:00pm

We are excited to invite international scholars, students, and their families to join us at the Yale Rep for their production of The Plot. 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: The writer of The Realistic Joneses returns to Yale Rep with this moving,...

Will you be attending?

Guided Exhibit Tour: Sanctuary Cities & the Politics of the American Dream

Wednesday, Nov 6, 4 pm
Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street

Join us for a guided tour of Creative Arts Workshop's new exhibit, Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream. The curator of the exhibit, Luciana McClure, will lead the tour and give background to the pieces displayed and how the exhibit came together.

Description of exhibit: Bringing together immigrant artists practicing in New Haven and around the country, Sanctuary Cities will explore issues of place, cultural identity and dislocation. Related programming includes...

Will you be attending?

Networking Night with OCS at Mory's

Wednesday, Nov 13, 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! OISS & OCS staff will also be on hand to help facilitate conversations and give some tips for best practices to successfully network in a crowded room.

If you haven't been to Mory's, it's also a...

Will you be attending?

De-Stress Paint Night at OISS

Tuesday, Nov 5, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Whether you're an aspiring artist or paint-by-numbers type, OISS & Student Health Education invites you to join your colleagues to de-stress and turn a blank canvas into a masterpiece to brighten your room! No experience required.

You will register on the Art Plus Studio Website, rezclick, and there is a $10 fee to cover the cost of supplies (Student Health Education is generously sponsoring the rest of the fee). Click on the link below and make sure to register for the event...

Will you be attending?

Consulate General of Canada: Migration Conversation at 4pm

Wednesday, Oct 23, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

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 note we are holding two sessions. The 12pm session will be on Old Campus in...

Will you be attending?

Consulate General of Canada: Migration Conversation at 12pm

Wednesday, Oct 23, 12 pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High Street

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 note we are holding two sessions. The 12pm session will be on Old Campus in...

Will you be attending?

Understanding America: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Tuesday, Oct 22, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

To close out our Understanding America series for the fall semester, we are pleased to hold a discussion about diversity, equity & inclusion led by Deborah Stanley-McAulay, Yale's Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Director of Yale's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Deborah will begin the conversation by defining terms surrounding diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), including a discussion about bias, privilege, what it means to be an ally, etc. We will then examine...

Will you be attending?

Uma's Afternoon at YUAG's American Furniture Study Center

Friday, Oct 25, 2:45 pm
Yale's Collection Studies Center, 900 West Campus Drive, West Haven

We are excited to invite you to a brand new tour of Yale's Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center, located in it's new home in the Collection Studies Center at Yale West Campus!

In 1959 in downtown New Haven, the Yale University Art Gallery founded the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study. The Hume Furniture Study houses over 1,300 pieces of furniture, clocks, and wooden objects, which were made in America or for the American market from the 17th century...

Will you be attending?

Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Picking at Bishop's Orchards

Saturday, Oct 19, 10:15 am
Bishop's Orchards, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

We are excited to be teaming up again 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...

Will you be attending?

Spooky Pumpkin Carving Workshop!

Thursday, Oct 17, 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!

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

Will you be attending?

Body Language Workshop: How We Are "Heard" Without Speaking

Tuesday, Oct 15, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Join Konstantza Popova, Yale Toastmasters President and former Co-Chair of Yale University Working Women’s Network, for a practical and interactive workshop about understanding how we communicate through nonverbal signals and what we can do to send the message we want. In this workshop, we will learn more about body language in the context of public speaking, meetings, negotiations and everyday interactions.

Workshop Speaker's Bio: Konstantza Popova is a Strategic Sourcing Manager...

Will you be attending?

American Football 101: Yale vs. Fordham

Saturday, Oct 5, 11 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Have you ever been to an American football game? Well here's your chance! On Saturday, October 5th, 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. Fordham 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 for?

We'll...

Will you be attending?

Pizza & Games Night at OISS

Saturday, Oct 26, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Fall weather in New Haven is perfect for gathering indoors for warm food, fun games, and good company.

Join us any time between 3-9pm for board games and pizza at OISS. The stupendous Ludi et Veritas will be co-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...

Will you be attending?

Understanding America: Women In Politics

Thursday, Oct 10, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

We are thrilled to announce our second Understanding America series talk which will be led by the amazing Patti Russo, the Executive Director and one of the founders of the Women's Campaign School at Yale.

The Women’s Campaign School at Yale is a non-partisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program for women interested in running for office, as well as for those with a passion for campaign management. Each year, roughly 8-10% of WCSYale students are from other countries....

Will you be attending?

Harkness Bell Tower Tour & Concert with Yale Carillons (2)

Wednesday, Oct 16, 5 pm
Harkness Bell Tower, 74 High Street

Join us for a private tour and concert of Yale's Harkness Bell Tower! 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.

The tour will last about 20 minutes and the concert will last about 45 minutes. This event is...

Will you be attending?

Harkness Bell Tower Tour & Concert with Yale Carillons (1)

Tuesday, Oct 1, 5 pm
Harkness Bell Tower, 74 High Street

Join us for a private tour and concert of Yale's Harkness Bell Tower! 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.

The tour will last about 20 minutes and the concert will last about 45 minutes. This event is...

Will you be attending?
See More Posts