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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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Welcome LGBTQI+ Scholars!

Tuesday, Jul 10, 5 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Please join us for a wine and cheese social hour to welcome current and incoming LGBTQI+ international graduate students, scholars, and partners & spouses. This is the inaugural event of a series specially focused on Yale LGBTQI+ trainees. Whether you are a new or old member of this community, we hope to see you there and hear your ideas for future events!

Free, but please register in advance to help us plan for food.

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Uma's Evening at the Arts & Ideas Festival

Thursday, Jun 14, 6:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Join us for a special night of music as we head to the Arts & Ideas Festival to see The Muslim Choral Ensemble, Sri Lanka! They are the first Muslim ensemble in South Asia devoted exclusively to music of the Muslim world. The founding of the Muslim Choral Ensemble was a watershed event in the cultural life of Sri Lanka, and they are so excited to be a part of New Haven's festival this summer! We've secured just 10 discounted tickets to this event, and that includes a reception before...

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Nature Immersion Yoga & Meditation (4)

Tuesday, Aug 7, 5:30 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

This therapeutic practice invites us to unplug and unwind by opening all of the senses to the natural world around us; it is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Join Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator for Being Well at Yale and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a unique, outdoor yoga practice which includes gentle stretching, basic seated and standing yoga postures, and yogic breathing practices to bring balance and increase joy. Each session will conclude with a...

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Nature Immersion Yoga & Meditation (3)

Tuesday, Jul 31, 5:30 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

This therapeutic practice invites us to unplug and unwind by opening all of the senses to the natural world around us; it is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Join Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator for Being Well at Yale and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a unique, outdoor yoga practice which includes gentle stretching, basic seated and standing yoga postures, and yogic breathing practices to bring balance and increase joy. Each session will conclude with a...

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Nature Immersion Yoga & Meditation (2)

Tuesday, Jul 24, 5:30 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

This therapeutic practice invites us to unplug and unwind by opening all of the senses to the natural world around us; it is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Join Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator for Being Well at Yale and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a unique, outdoor yoga practice which includes gentle stretching, basic seated and standing yoga postures, and yogic breathing practices to bring balance and increase joy. Each session will conclude with a...

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Nature Immersion Yoga & Meditation (1)

Tuesday, Jul 17, 5:30 pm
McDougal Center Courtyard, 135 Prospect St

Outdoor yoga and meditation is back!

This therapeutic practice invites us to unplug and unwind by opening all of the senses to the natural world around us; it is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Join Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator for Being Well at Yale and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a unique, outdoor yoga practice which includes gentle stretching, basic seated and standing yoga postures, and yogic breathing practices to bring balance and...

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Afternoon Trip: Visit to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT

Friday, Jul 20, 11:45 am
Maritime Aquarium, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854

There's no better way to spend a summer afternoon than at an aquarium! Join us for an adult and family-friendly trip to Norwalk, CT to explore the beautiful Maritime Aquarium, complete with a movie in their IMAX movie theater!

We will meet at Union Station in New Haven around 11:45am to take a Metro North train leaving around 12:30pm to South Norwalk and arrive around 1:15pm. We will walk from the train station to the aquarium (about a 15 minute walk) and begin our afternoon with a...

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Day Trip to the Yale Outdoor Center

Saturday, Jul 28, 8:30 am
OISS/Yale Outdoor Center, 421 Temple Street/298 Upper Pattagansett Rd East Lyme, CT

Don't miss this summer's trip to the Yale Outdoor Center! Located about an hour away in East Lyme, CT, the Outdoor Center is nestled on the south shore of a beautiful mile-long lake, surrounded by 1,500 wooded acres.

We've put together a great day for you, so your ticket price includes:

Roundtrip transportation on an authentic school bus (field trip!) Entrance fee for the day Access to a private pavilion with picnic tables and benches Access to basketball and volleyball...
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Afternoon Trip: Thimble Islands Cruise

Saturday, Jun 16, 12 pm
OISS/Thimble Islands, 421 Temple St/4 Indian Point Rd, Branford, CT

Join the OISS and the YPA (Yale Postdoc Association) for an afternoon trip to the beautiful Thimble Islands in Branford, CT. We have charted a private tour aboard the Sea Mist to take us on a 45-minute narrated cruise around the Thimble Islands! The Sea Mist cruise is seated, with an upper and lower deck, offering perfect views for the afternoon.

After the tour, you will have an hour and a half to explore the area, enjoy the beach, or grab a bite to eat at Stony Creek Market. Your...

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Guided Tour: Cushing Center Brain Collection

Wednesday, Jul 18, 4 pm
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street

Join us for a private, guided tour of one of Yale's most interesting displays on campus, the Cushing Center's brain collection! The Cushing Center is named after the Yale College graduate and pioneer neurosurgeon, Dr. Harvey Cushing, regarded by many as the father of modern neurosurgery.

The center includes more than 400 specimen jars with brains and tumors, surgical illustrations, medical materials, and more. This tour will cover the history behind his work, and a walk through the...

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Day Trip to Boston, MA

Saturday, Jul 7, 7 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street/139 Tremont Street, Boston

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Boston on your own or with other Yalies - sightseeing, visiting museums, shopping, or dining. We will also begin the morning with an optional walk along the Freedom Trail from the Visitor's Center to Faneuil Hall.

Pro-tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for the weather (we will be going rain or shine)!

Note: Open to the Yale community. The fee covers round-trip transportation only; you will be responsible for any...

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Pizza & Games: Summer Edition

Saturday, Jul 21, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our summer 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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Harkness Bell Tower Tour & Concert (2) with Yale Carillons

Wednesday, Jul 11, 6:30 pm
Harkness Bell Tower, 74 High Street

Join us for our second summer 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. Each fall, the current members give lessons to freshmen and sophomores (and sometimes graduate...

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Harkness Bell Tower Tour & Concert with Yale Carillons

Tuesday, Jun 26, 6:30 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. Each fall, the current members give lessons to freshmen and sophomores (and sometimes graduate...

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Service Learning: An Afternoon at Yale Farm

Friday, Jun 22, 2 pm
Yale Farm, 345 Edwards Street

Did you know that Yale has a farm? Join us for an afternoon of service learning as we partner up with Yale's Farm Managers to learn about the work that they are doing as part of the Yale Sustainable Food program. We will get a tour of the farm, followed by an hour of light farm work and a chance to get our hands dirty (literally). And don't worry, no experience is necessary because the Farm staff will walk us through everything.

We'll end the day socializing under the farm's...

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World Cup Brackets & Trivia

Tuesday, Jun 12, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

The World Cup is finally here! Join us for a World Cup kick-off party with a night of trivia, bracket making, and, of course, food. Wear your team's jersey or bring along your flag to proudly display as you mix and mingle with soccer fans from around the world. We will start the night off with a round of World Cup Trivia for a chance to win a Yale t-shirt! Then we will walk you through filling out an online World Cup Bracket, where the winner will take home some Yale swag at the end of the...

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The History of New Haven: From Clocks to Lollipops

Thursday, Jun 14, 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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Summer Kickoff: PB&J Picnic in East Rock Park

Thursday, Jun 7, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

There's no better way to kickoff the summer than with a PB&J picnic! In the U.S., peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple of childhood lunches, and the perfect snack to pack when you're on the go.

On June 7th, we are going to show you how to make the perfect PB&J and have all of the ingredients you need to make the sandwich your own. We will have a variety of breads, jams, peanut butter, and tons of mix-ins to elevate your PB&J to the next level of...

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Afternoon Trip: Thimble Island Brewing Co. Tour & Tasting

Saturday, May 12, 12 pm
OISS/Thimble Island Brewing Co.

Join the OISS and the YPA (Yale Postdoc Association) for an afternoon trip to Thimble Island Brewing Company in Branford, CT! The afternoon will include a private guided tour of the brewery, tasting of 5 Thimble Island beers, card games, and great conversation. The brewery has outdoor and indoor seating for you to relax and enjoy for the afternoon with new friends. You can pack your own food (but no beverages), or order food from the local food truck that will be parked...

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Commencement Brunch 2018

Saturday, May 19, 11 am
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Congratulations Class of 2018! The Office of International Students & Scholars cordially invites all 2018 graduates and their family members to a Commencement Brunch. We want to congratulate you on your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors!  The brunch will be reception style, and you are welcome to come and go as you please.

Please register for yourself and any guests you plan to bring when you RSVP.

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End of Year Potluck for ISPY & English Conversation Groups

Friday, May 11, 12:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

As the semester comes to a close, we want to celebrate another successful 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, May 11th 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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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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