New orientation programs welcome international grad students

To ease the transition for incoming international graduate students, the Office of International Students and Scholars has organized, for the first time, programs that introduce life in the Elm City.

The OISS has planned four panels, scheduled to span four weeks, on topics that include resume building, Yale’s learning environment and dating in America. The first session, held this past Tuesday and attended by roughly 30 incoming graduate students, focused on typical first-year experiences for international graduate Yalies. Contrary to past orientations for international graduate students, which only included immigration information and a brief introduction to Yale, these four new panels offer a greater variety of student experience and advice, said Assistant Director for Programs at OISS Maria Gutierrez GRD ’16.