For Spouses & Partners


International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) Weekly Groups

Meet other spouses & partners, have fun, and learn new skills at these weekly meetups.


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Who Are We?

Like you, we are spouses and partners of students and scholars at Yale. We have shared your experiences in settling in and accessing resources here at Yale and in the community of New Haven.

We would like to welcome and meet you, share activities, information, and friendship with you, and to put you in contact with other spouses and partners. We would encourage you to get involved and make your stay at Yale a positive and enriching experience. As part of such a diverse and culturally rich community, we have much to offer one another and there is much offered to us.

How To Get Involved?

See our list of ongoing ISPY Events to find other spouses and partners that share your interests. If you would like to form your own ISPY group, send an email to

Find us on Facebook: International Spouses & Partners at Yale - ISPY

Attend ISPY Orientation, usually held in August and January.

Our History

With the guidance and assistance of Yale's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS), International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY) was founded in the fall of 2000 (see Yale Bulletin article). It was established initially to help address the needs of the international spouses and partners community, but has now become a truly international group by having active international as well as American members. This vibrant group is generously supported by the OISS and Graduate Student Life @ the McDougal Center.


International Spouses and Partners at Yale

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ISPY Events Calendar


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