We are delighted to welcome over 1100 new international students, scholars and families members to Yale as we begin the 2013-2014 academic year. And we are equally pleased to welcome back those of you returning to campus after the summer. Over 4700 international students and scholars (a record number) representing more than 110 countries call Yale University their home away from home. You come from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe and many places in between and you are making untold contributions to this institution.
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is here to answer your questions and help you with any problem that you may have. OISS also serves as your resource on immigration matters and is Yale’s liaison to the U.S. federal agencies that are concerned with matters related to international students and scholars studying and working here. Our dedicated staff can assist you with problems concerning your immigration status, social and personal adjustment to life in the United States and other personal matters and concerns. Through the activities of the International Center for Yale Students and Scholars, you will have an opportunity to make valuable social connections and become acquainted with the myriad of resources at Yale and in New Haven that will make your stay enjoyable and productive.
Our best wishes for a successful stay at Yale and do let us know how we can be of assistance to you.
Director, Office of International Students and Scholars