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Volume 11 Number 9, September 2008


Newly Arrived International Students and Scholars check in with OISS

Newly arrived international students and scholars must check in with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) upon arrival.  In addition to making sure their immigration status is in order, new arrivals will receive a packet of helpful information about Yale and New Haven, as well as invitations to all the fall orientation events.

Apply for a Social Security Number on Campus

Representatives from the U.S. Social Security Office will be on campus to accept applications for U.S. Social Security numbers from Yale international students and scholars who meet eligibility requirements.  New arrivals must wait at least 14 days from the date of entry to apply. The Social Security application sessions will take place at the International Center, 421 Temple Street, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 10.

Orientation for Spouses & Partners of  Yale International Students & Scholars (ISPY)

On September 3, 4 and 5, OISS and the International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) will host a three-day orientation for spouses and partners.  The orientation will provide an opportunity for new spouses and partners to come together and share information, go out to lunch, take day trips, as well as other social activities.  For more information about ISPY and to register, check here (MS Word version) and here (PDF version).

English Conversation Groups Begin on September 8

OISS resumes its daily schedule of English conversation groups on September 8.  These free groups are open to any member of the Yale community and are a great way to meet new people and practice conversational English.  For more information check here or contact Erin Gustafson at erin.gustafson@yale.edu.

Annual Reception for Yale’s International Community

Everyone is invited to join in a celebration to welcome Yale’s international students and scholars.  In addition to excellent food and beverages, there will be live music for dancing.  The reception, which is hosted by the MacMillan Center and the Office of International Students and Scholars, will be held on Friday, September 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Henry Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

For a calendar of OISS events, go to www.yale.edu/icenter/events