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


Mondays &

10:30am - 12:00pm


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 coordinator, Hannah Brierley


2:00pm - 3:00pm


ISPY Job Hunters Group

International Center | 421 Temple Street
The group is all about sharing ideas and experiences on how to find work in New Haven as a Yale spouse. Come and get your weekly dose of peer support and empowerment, and network with other spouses looking for a job. For more information, please contact the group coordinator Eliis Keidong and Jenna Silveri


10:00am - 12:00pm


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,


2:00pm - 4:00pm


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, for more information or visit the group website.





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