OIS 2020 

"Lux et Virtuas"

August 7 - 14, 2020

Dear Class of 2024,
We are excited to welcome you to Yale and New Haven. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, OIS 2020 will not be offered in person before the term starts; instead, it will be offered virtually starting on friday, august 7th. 
OIS 2020 will look different since it will be virtual, but fear not international class of 2024, we will use this challenge posed by the pandemic to tap into the endless creativity that yalies are known for, and imagine novel ways of creating our beloved international community through virtual ois.
we cannot wait to meet you all!

OIS (Orientation for International Students) provides the best possible transition to Yale for incoming freshmen and transfer students from all over the world. It is the perfect venue for getting to know your fellow international students as well as freshmen 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 is also on Yale Connect and Facebook.

Check out the OIS Group on Yale Connect and the OIS 2020 Facebook group.

Meet the Counselors

Find out more about these smart and fun OIS 2020 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