Community Connections

OISS coordinates a number of programs that provide international students, scholars, and family members the opportunity to connect with members of the local community, learn more about U.S. culture, improve language ability, and make new friends. While each program has a different focus, all were created with the aim of encouraging crosscultural exchange and friendship. The Yale and greater New Haven communities have a lot to offer, including wonderful volunteers who are eager to get to know you.

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Find a local "host" who can provide an introduction to U.S. culture and the New Haven area. [Read More]


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Each November OISS makes special arrangements for interested international students and scholars (and their families) to join a local family for Thanksgiving dinner. [Learn more]


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