INTERNATIONAL CENTER for Yale Students and Scholars


 ISPY, International Spouses & Partners at Yale

A Brief History

With the guidance and assistance of Yale's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS), International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) was founded in the fall of 2000.  It was established initially to help address the needs of the international spouses and partners community, but has now become a truly international group by having active international as well as American members.  This vibrant group is generously supported by the OISS and Graduate Student Life @ the McDougal Center.

Who Are We?

Like you, we are spouses and partners of students and scholars at Yale.  we have shared your experiences in settling in and accessing resources here at Yale and in the community of New Haven.

We would like to welcome and meet you, share activities, information, and friendship with you, and to put you in contact with other spouses and partners.  We would encourage you to get involved and make your stay at Yale a positive and enriching experience.  As part of such a diverse and culturally rich community, we have much to offer one another and there is much offered to us.

How To Get In Touch? 

You'll want to join the ISPy email list and visit this web page regularly to find out about the various smaller interest groups/clubs (including hobby groups, playgroups, etc.).  You'll want to keep informed about events, meetings, and new groups.  This is your social and informational network.  It's an excellent way to meet some great people, get involved, and stay in touch with waht's going on around Yale and in New Haven.

To join the ISPY email list, send a blank email from your email account addressed to: 

ISPY Publications

  • ISPY Brochure 
  • ISPY Photo Directory - only available to registered ISPY members.  Please contact Warrena Wilkinson for more information.
  • New Haven Playgroups - for those with young children under the age of five, there are numerous groups and programs around Yale and New Haven.


ISPY Special Interest Groups