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Day Trip to NYC & Guided Tour of Harlem

Saturday, Oct 7, 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 125th Street in Manhattan a little after 10:00am, and begin our day with a guided tour of Harlem! We will start at the famous Apollo Theater and then walk through Harlem while we discuss and discover the deep history of the neighborhood and it's roots in political organizing, civil rights struggles, the NAACP, and the Harlem...

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Understanding America: Yale in New Haven - The Early Years

Thursday, Sep 28, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

After settling in to life at Yale, international students, scholars, and family members may be curious about their new hometown of New Haven as well as the broader culture of living in America. You are not alone - with all that is happening in the U.S. at present, many of us are re-evaluating our understanding of the people, the culture, and government of the U.S. Join us in this year-long series of talks as we attempt to crack some of the codes and break down key issues at Yale, New...

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Uma's Evening at the Philharmonia

Friday, Oct 27, 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 27th at 7:30pm at Woolsey Hall. We will host a light reception at the OISS at 6:00pm and walk over to the play 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 with...

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Uma's Evening at the Yale Rep: Enemy of the People

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

Reception at OISS (421 Temple): 6:30pm 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 "Enemy of the People” on Friday, October 6th 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: A small Norwegian town is...

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Session 4: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief, Fall 2017

Thursday, Sep 28, 6 pm
Yale Health, 55 Lock Street

Join us this fall for four outdoor yoga and meditation sessions on the front lawn of Yale Health. Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside. The sessions are free, but you must register in...

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Session 3: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief, Fall 2017

Thursday, Sep 21, 6 pm
Yale Health, 55 Lock Street

Join us this fall for four outdoor yoga and meditation sessions on the front lawn of Yale Health. Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside. The sessions are free, but you must register in...

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Session 2: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief, Fall 2017

Thursday, Sep 14, 6 pm
Yale Health, 55 Lock Street

Join us this fall for four outdoor yoga and meditation sessions on the front lawn of Yale Health. Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside. The sessions are free, but you must register in...

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Session 1: Outdoor Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief, Fall 2017

Thursday, Sep 7, 6 pm
Yale Health, 55 Lock Street

Join us this fall for four outdoor yoga and meditation sessions on the front lawn of Yale Health. Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus.

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being outside. The sessions are free, but you must register in...

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Chips & Dips & Games, Oh My!

Friday, Sep 22, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

If you are a new Masters or PhD 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, chips & dip, and good company. The amazing Ludi et Veritas will be co-hosting with us for the evening and will be there to help answer...

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OISS Trip to Lighthouse Point Park

Saturday, Aug 26, 11:30 am
Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful beach at Lighthouse Point Park! While this park is only a 25 minute drive away, it is truly a hidden gem in New Haven. Join us to make some new friends, play a few games, and soak up the last few days of the summer sun. We can't wait to see you there!

What to bring: We recommend you bring a towel, comfortable shoes for the beach, suncreen, bug spray, and a lunch/snacks (there is a concession stand at the park, if you prefer to buy your food...

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OISS Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Sep 16, 1 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Have you ever participated in a scavenger hunt?

The rules are simple. Participants will start at the OISS and be placed into teams. Your team has 1.5 hours to solve a series of riddles and visit designated spots around Yale and New Haven. The first team to take photos at each spot and return to the OISS is declared the winner and gets a prize! At the end of the afternoon, we'll bring everyone back together to celebrate with ice cream.

This is a great way to meet new people,...

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Volunteer at the NYC Marathon!

Thursday, Aug 31, All Day
New York City

Registration Deadline to Volunteer is August 31st!

Calling all exchange visitors on J-visas! This year, you have the unique opportunity to volunteer at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5th, alongside exchange visitors at institutions across the East Coast. 

The NYC Marathon has come a long way from its first running in 1970 to become the world's biggest and most popular 26.2-mile road race. 50,000 runners participate annually, representing more than 120...

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American Guitar Four: Conslusion and Special Guests

Tuesday, Dec 5, 5:30 pm
421 Temple Street, New haven CT 06511

Join us for a fun exploration of American music from the 18th century to the 1960s in a series of four events (please make a separate reservation for each you plan to attend.)  Parker Emerson (amateur musician and OISS staff member) will lead the group on guitar or mandolin. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments (any kind, not just guitar) and we all get to sing! This program is designed for those who did not grow-up in the U.S., to learn about American culture and...

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American Guitar Three: 60s Folk and Protest Songs

Tuesday, Nov 7, 5:30 pm
421 Temple Street, New Haven CT, 06511

Join us for a fun exploration of American music from the 18th century to the 1960s in a series of four events (please make a separate reservation for each you plan to attend.)  Parker Emerson (amateur musician and OISS staff member) will lead the group on guitar or mandolin. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments (any kind, not just guitar) and we all get to sing! This program is designed for those who did not grow-up in the U.S., to learn about American culture and...

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American Guitar Two: Gospel, Blues, Jazz

Tuesday, Oct 17, 5:30 pm
421 Temple Street, New haven CT 06511

Join us for a fun exploration of American music from the 18th century to the 1960s in a series of four events (please make a separate reservation for each you plan to attend.)  Parker Emerson (amateur musician and OISS staff member) will lead the group on guitar or mandolin. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments (any kind, not just guitar) and we all get to sing! This program is designed for those who did not grow-up in the U.S., to learn about American culture and...

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American Guitar One: Early Appalachia, Cowboy Folk, Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, Sep 19, 5:30 pm
421 Temple Street, New Haven CT 06511

Join us for a fun exploration of American music from 18th century to the 1960s in a series of four events (please make a separate reservation for each you plan to attend.)  Parker Emerson (amateur musician and OISS staff member) will lead the group on guitar or mandolin. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments (any kind, not just guitar) and we all get to sing! This program is designed for those who did not grow-up in the U.S., to learn about American culture and history...

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Apply for a Social Security Number at the OISS (September 13)

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Save yourself some time and apply for your Social Security Number (SSN) at the OISS! Representatives from the local Social Security office will be at the OISS to review your application for a SSN, making it a quick and easy process. To submit an application, you must be eligible to receive a SSN based on your visa status and income source; see our online SSN information for details. Your initial check-in date with the OISS must be at least two weeks before you apply for a...

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Sold Out: Apply for a Social Security Number at the OISS (August 30)

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Please note that this event is now full and we are not able to accept walk-ins. 

Reminder: If you are registered to attend this session, you must bring the following documents to your appointment: 

Completed SSN application Valid passport + printed copy of your passport information page, U.S. visa page, and POE stamp  Printout of your I-94 record Immigration document (DS-2019 or I-20) + photocopy of all pages Signed letter from OISS (you received this letter during...
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First Year International Experience Panel

Tuesday, Aug 29, 5 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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ISPY Visit to Yale Health, Fall 2017

Tuesday, Sep 12, 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 - Fall 2017

Sep 6 - Sep 8
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 3 day orientation in September!

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 some of...

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Pizza with Yale Police Chief Higgins

Tuesday, Sep 5, 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 5th 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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Syrian Cooking Demonstration with Sanctuary Kitchen

Thursday, Jul 13, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

We are thrilled to be partnering with Sanctuary Kitchen for a unique cooking demonstration with local Syrian refugees.

Join us for a cooking experience that gives participants the opportunity to learn authentic recipes from Syrian refugee cooks and hear their stories! Participants will observe the preparation of a traditional meal, interact with the cooks, gain insight into the experiences of Syrian refugees and their way of life as new residents of New Haven, and enjoy the...

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Summer Kick-Off with Handsome Dan!

Monday, Jun 12, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

There’s no better way to kick-off our summer programs than an afternoon with Handsome Dan, Yale's beloved Old English Bulldogge mascot! Handsome Dan XVIII will be visiting the OISS on Monday, June 12th from 4-5pm for selfies and salutations. Not only will you get some much needed puppy love, but it's a great way to welcome newcomers to Yale, and to socialize with new faces for the summer!

We will have food, good company, the adorable Dan, and some Yale trivia...what more could you...

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The History of New Haven: Museum & Walking Tour

Tuesday, Jun 13, 4 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave

Whether you're new to New Haven or you simply enjoy history, you don't want to miss this tour! We have partnered up with the New Haven Museum for a program that will bring history to life.

We will begin with a 45 minute tour of the museum, featuring the history of New Haven and their popular From Clocks to Lollipopsexhibit. We will then take the tour outside for a guided walking tour of the New Haven Green, putting the history of the city in perspective with today's...

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