Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Tue. September 1, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • During this panel, current international graduate and professional students will share the experiences they had as first-time graduate students. 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 while enrolled in a full-time academic program. Students will share their tricks and tips, resources, and stories of challenge & success while at Yale.

    Light refreshments will be served. Event is free, but registration is required. 
      

    Register Here

Tue. September 8, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • This session will help incoming graduate and professional students plan for and map out their career while at Yale. Topics to be covered will include A-Z about on-campus jobs, resume building and formatting, timeline and preparation for job applications, networking, as well as immigration-related issues.

    Pizza will be served. Event is free, but registration is required.
     

    Register Here

Sat. September 12, 4:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Are you a new international student? Come join us for this social event, where you’ll get a taste of what New Haven gastronomy has to offer!  This social event will have you trying out new and exciting food, while you meet new people and have a good time.

    Registration details: to be announced*

Sun. September 13, 11:30am to 2:00pm

  • Being a first year international student can be challenging. This 2-part session will help you navigate successful strategies for adapting to a new culture, both inside and outside the classroom. The first part will cover particularities of the American classroom, and tips on how to identify & overcome roadblocks during the first year of study. The second part will deal more closely with the ‘individual experience’ of living and working in a new culture, as well as strategies for effectively managing and navigating through a new and exciting environment.

    11:30am- Brunch (breakfast/lunch= brunch; free for participants).
    12pm-12:45pm- Adapting to the American classroom
    1pm-1:45pm- Effective strategies for cultural navigation while at Yale

    Free but registration is required! Open to the Yale Community. You do not have to be an incoming G&P student to participate.

    Register Here

     

Tue. September 15, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Suce$$ in America

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required. 

Wed. September 16, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The International Center will host representatives from the Social Security Administration who will process your application. Please bring all completed documents with you. See our website for a complete list of documentation. 

    Eligibility: J-1, J-2 (only with Employment authorization) F-1 (on-campus employment), PhD students, H1-B, CPT, TN and O visa holders. Yale University affiliates only.

     

Mon. September 21, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The International Center will host representatives from the Social Security Administration who will process your application. Please bring all completed documents with you. See our website for a complete list of documentation. 

    Eligibility: J-1, J-2 (only with Employment authorization) F-1 (on-campus employment), PhD students, H1-B, CPT, TN and O visa holders. Yale University affiliates only.

     

Tue. September 22, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Culture of Beauty & Perfection

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Tue. September 29, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: America's Most Admired People

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Wed. September 30, 5:00pm

Tue. October 6, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Disney Parks & the American Utopia

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Thu. October 8, 10:00am to 12:00pm

  • Are you interested getting a Connecticut Driver’s License or registering your car in CT? A representative from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be at OISS to provide information for international students and scholars on these processes.  Attendees are encouraged to register and submit questions for the DMV in advance using the link below.
      

    Register Here
      

Tue. October 13, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Small Talk–Are Americans Fake?

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Fri. October 16, 6:15pm to 9:00pm

  • We are excited to invite international scholars, students and families to the Yale Philharmonia concert on Friday, October 16th at 7.30 pm in Woolsey Hall. Peter Oundjian conducts the spectacular Symphonie Fantastique and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major. Tickets are $9.43 (including the Eventbrite fee) per person. Limited seats are available.

    IMPORTANT: Please exchange Eventbrite ticket reservations for the actual concert tickets at OISS by Tuesday, October 13th.  Any unpurchased tickets after this date will be offered to people on the waitlist. (Waitlisted tickets must be picked up by Thursday, October 15th, the day before the concert.)

    We will host a light reception at OISS, 421 Temple Street at 6:15 pm and walk over to the concert at 7:00. You also have the option of coming directly to the concert.  Please note that the concert might not be suitable for very young children.

    Tickets will become available for purchase on September 16th.
      

    Register Here

     

Tue. October 27, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Dating & Relationships–From OK Cupid to Tinder

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Tue. November 3, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: American Individualism & the Pioneering Spirit

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Tue. November 10, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: Diversity in America

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Tue. November 17, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: American Sports Culture

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Tue. December 1, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: From Fast Food to the Paleo Diet–Eating in America

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.

     

Wed. December 2, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

  • We are excited to invite international scholars, students, and families to the Yale Rep performance, “Peerless” on Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm at the University Theatre. Tickets are $18.93 (including the eventbrite fee) per person. Limited seats are available.

    “In an ordinary Midwestern high school, twin sisters M and L are competitive with every one—except each other. When the failsafe combination of perfect academics, killer extracurriculars, and calculated self-identification fails to impress The College’s early-decision admissions board, they hatch a sinister Plan B to secure their future. Jiehae Park’s peerless is a blisteringly funny new comedy about the unbreakable bond between sisters whose vaulting ambition will not be deferred at any cost.”

    IMPORTANT: Please exchange Eventbrite ticket reservations for the actual concert tickets at OISS by Friday, November 27th. Any unpurchased tickets after this date will be offered to people on the waitlist. (Waitlisted tickets must be picked up by Thursday, December 3rd, the day before the play).

    We will host a light reception at OISS, 421 Temple Street at 6:30 pm and walk over to the theater at 8:00 pm. You also have the option of coming directly to the play. Please note that the play might not be suitable for very young children.

    All sales are final!

    Tickets will become available for purchase on November 2nd.
      

    Register Here

     

Tue. December 8, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Weekly Topic: End of the Year Pot Luck

    OISS is proud to present our new international discussion series, Half Past 5. At this weekly coffee hour, internationals have the opportunity to talk about observations and nuances of American culture, share common experiences, meet other people, and enjoy cultural exchange. Each week will focus on a different theme related to American culture.

    Light coffee hour/tea time -style refreshments will be served. Open to the Yale community, Registration not required.