It can take some time and patience to adapt to a new home, a new school, or a new community. To help you prepare for some of these changes, read more about the topics below.
Remember that OISS and other offices at Yale are here to help you. You are not on your own. Feel free to reach out to us any time.
Diversity & Inclusion at Yale
Our differences and our commonalities help make Yale a great university—a place where each of us belongs and where we are free to explore the breadth of our intellectual curiosity.
Start here for tips on finding your community, such as an introduction to the Community Centers at Yale, university affinity groups, and student clubs and activities.
There is always an adjustment when changing universities or degree levels, but international students can have the added pressure of adjusting to a new culture and 'rules' of the new environment.
Yale has countless resources available to you once you arrive, but you have to know what they are in order to access them.
Cultural Transition & Adjustment
Getting used to a new culture can be challenging, even for the experienced traveler. We've put together some resources to help you handle this transition.