INTERNATIONAL CENTER for Yale Students and Scholars



Events and Programs

2008-2009 OISS Calendar of Events 
This publication outlines the year's events, which includes bus outings, the IC Cafe series, Community Connection programs, Crossing Cultures discussion series, Taking Care of Business series, Understanding America dinner discussion series, and the English Conversation Groups schedule.

IC Cafe
Join us for the International Center Cafe, a social evening featuring local Yale talent and themed events (such as karaoke, games nights, spoken word and musical performances, and more).  The Yale community is invited to enjoy great company, free snacks and refreshments, and plenty of entertainment and socializing.


Understanding America: Dinner Discussion Series
These dinner discussions, inspired by talks given by each of the invited guests, aim to get below the surface of U.S. culture and society by tackling some of the toughest most topical issues.  A light supper and refreshments are served.  Pre-registration is required.

ISPY (International Spouses and Partners at Yale)
A group specifically for the spouses and partners of Yale students and scholars.  Find out how to get connected and involved with the small interest groups.

Playgroups at Yale and in New Haven
If you are here with young children, you will want to get connected with other parents and take part in the many groups and programs in the community.


Information and Reference


2008-2009 OISS Handbook for International Students & Scholars
This publication covers a wide-scope of issues which include pre-arrival to Yale, arrival at Yale, life in New Haven, and departure from Yale.

Quick List of Housing Resources

Bed & Breakfast Listing

Airport Transportation Options

Shopping Guide to Hamden & North Haven
This publication quickly outlines the two closest shopping areas to the campus.  These are easily accessible by public bus.  

Surviving a New England Winter: Guide & Tips
This publication offers some practical and fun solutions to surviving a New England Winter.  This includes a winter wear shopping guide and fun winter activities to beat the winter blues.