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During a special orientation aimed at international students, new undergraduates enjoy a barbeque on Old Campus.

Welcoming the World to Yale

International Center for Yale Students and Scholars. Opened last year, the International Center for Yale Students and Scholars is the headquarters for a wide range of activities, services and staff supporting the University's nearly 4,000 international students and the scholars and other visitors who come to campus to conduct research and/or teach. The center, located at 421 Temple St., features spaces where students and scholars can work and socialize, attend international or cultural events, and find resources to help them make the most out of their stay on campus. It is also the new home of Yale's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS -- see related item).On the first floor, there is a large room where campus organizations can hold conferences, receptions, educational programs and other international and cultural events. This space can also be broken out into meeting rooms. Also on the first floor, there are computer kiosks and an OISS resource room with materials on topics ranging from information on New Haven and Connecticut to practical advice on getting settled on campus. On the second floor, there are offices that can be used on a scheduled basis by visiting instructors, postdoctoral fellows and other international scholars who need a workspace on campus.

Living Quarters and Office Space for International Visitors. One of the services provided by Yale's Office of International Affairs (OIA) is helping schools find housing for the scholars and researchers who come to campus for a period of months or even years. The OIA also maintains a listing of homeowners in the New Haven area who rent rooms and has negotiated substantially discounted rates for international visitors at the Colony Inn and the New Haven Hotel. The OIA also manages a small number of apartments (and an additional 18 units in cooperation with the World Fellows Program) that are rented to international visitors for periods from two weeks to a semester.

Deans and departments also can register with OIA to use the office spaces for international scholars that are located in the Yale Center for International Students and Scholars. Further information: www.yale.edu/oia.

The International Center for Yale Students and Scholars hosts many social activities and meetings and features office space that can be used by short-term visiting international scholars.

Orientation Program for International Scholars. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) are working together to improve the ways in which international students and short-term scholars learn about their new home-away-from-home. The four-day Orientation for International Students, one of the pre-orientation programs for new undergraduates, is organized and run by Yale College international students and OISS. In addition to introducing the international students to Yale and the City of New Haven, the program includes discussions about academic life, social life and cultural adjustment. For the benefit of international scholars who arrive throughout the year, OIA and OISS also present a monthly orientation program at the Yale Visitor Center. Further information: www.yale.edu/oia or www.oiss.yale.edu.

Foreign-Language Tours. Many new members of Yale's international community, as well as visitors from foreign shores who stop by the University during their travels, can learn about the campus in their native tongue through the foreign language tours offered by the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St. The undergraduates who serve as the center's International Ambassadors present tours in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French and Italian. The tours can be arranged by campus departments and other organizations by calling (203) 432-2300. The center also shows an introductory film about Yale in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Further information: www.yale.edu/visitor.


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