OIS 2021

IRL - Fresh out of Zoom

August 23 - 26, 2021

Dear Class of 2025,
We are excited to welcome you to Yale and New Haven. OIS 2021 WILL be offered primarily IN person. students who are participating in ois will move in to their permanent rooms on august 23rd.
general information about vaccination is availble here, additional information specifically for international students is available here
this year we will also welcome rising sophomores who have been enrolled remotely for both the fall and spring semesters to join ois.
we cannot wait to meet you all!

OIS (Orientation for International Students) provides the best possible transition to Yale for incoming first-years and transfer students from all over the world. It is the perfect venue for getting to know your fellow international students as well as first-years and others who are on campus for other pre-orientation programs. Organized and run by Yale College international students and Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), this fun-filled program introduces you to Yale’s rich academic and cultural resources and includes social activities, opportunities to explore your new home town, and presentations on topics such as choosing your courses and intercontinental adjustment. Time is also scheduled to pick up necessities not brought from home, get a cell phone, and open a bank account. We also promise a little free time to get over your jet lag. Please come prepared to showcase your talents as well, at the fabulous OIS Talent Show!

OIS 2021 is also on Yale Connect and Facebook.

Meet the Counselors


If you have any questions please contact us.

Ann Kuhlman, Executive Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

Ozan Say, Senior Adviser, Office of International Students and Scholars