International Spouses & Partners (ISPY) Events

OISS encourages international spouses and partners to get involved and make your stay at Yale a positive and enriching experience. See the many ISPY events listed below and feel free to contact the group organizers for more details. If you would like to start a group of your own, please send an email to oiss@yale.edu.

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Mondays and Fridays
10:30am-12pm

 

 

Babies @ Yale
International Center, 421 Temple Street
This playgroup is an ideal opportunity for little ones to begin socializing and learning about group play. This is also a great meeting place for parents and caregivers looking for opportunities to practice speaking English, and for everyone to share experiences, tips and ideas.

As the International Center does not offer a child-proof setting, Babies@Yale is recommended for babies and toddlers that will be content playing together behind the glass partition (up to approximately one year). The OISS has a limited number of toys and books available to the group. Donations are always welcome and families are invited to bring their own activities to share with the group.

If you are interested in joining the group, and for details regarding summer meeting locations, please contact the group coordinators, Carla, carlawoodmallol@gmail.com or Liwen, zlwdimple@hotmail.com for more details.

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Wednesdays
10am-12pm

 

Knitting/Crocheting Group
International Center, 421 Temple Street
Come together with fellow knitters (or those who crochet and do other needlework!) over a cup of coffee or tea at the IC. All are welcome, even if you don't know how to knit or crochet.

For more information, please contact the group coordinator, Terhi Alinikula, terhi.alinikula@gmail.com.

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Wednesdays
2-4pm

 

Traditional Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
International Center, 421 Temple Street
Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, dating back to the Neolithic Period. This group is open to anyone interested in Chinese painting and calligraphy. Pleace contact group coordinator, Xiaoxing Cao caoxiaoxing0@hotmail.com, for more information or visit the group website.

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Fridays
3-4:30pm

 

Painting Group
International Center, 421 Temple Street
This group provides you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and create an special pieces of art with yours hands. If you like art and crafts this is your place, expert or beginner. We use different materials like wood, fabric and recycling pieces.

If you are interested in joining the group, and for details, please contact the group coordinator Alexandra Samaniego, sashayandy@yahoo.com.

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First Fridays (monthly)
1:30-2:30pm
Next meeting: March 7, 1:30pm

 

OISS Women's Network (OWN)
International Center, 421 Temple Street
This series focuses on the discussion of women-related topics hoping to facilitate the exchange and sharing of different cultural ideas and experiences. The group usually meets on the first Friday of the month from 1:30-2:30pm at the IC, but check the OISS Events calendar or contact fabiana.depaula@yale.edu to confirm.

If you wish to bring your children along, they are certainly welcome as long as they do not interfere with the conversation. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Contact group organizer for meeting details

 

Jogging Group
Meeting locations announced each month
If you enjoy jogging with companies, welcome to the jogging group and have fun with our weekly jogging activities. Contact Ping Hu petrologicahu@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the group email list.

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Contact group organizer for meeting details

 

ISPY/SOM Partners Book Club
Meeting locations announced each month
If you enjoy reading and discussing novels, you might want to join this group. Contact Kati Farley, katharine.farley@gmail.com for more information on the book club or to be added to the e-mail distribution list.

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