Adjusting to college life can be a challenge for any student, but this is particularly true for international students, who face the additional obstacle of adjusting to a foreign culture. The Yale Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers support and guidance through this process — helping students with everything from filling out visa paperwork to exploring New Haven.
This year, Yale and OISS welcomed 1,052 new international students to campus from 92 different countries. Among them are 183 Ph.D., 116 master’s degree, and 119 non-degree students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; 173 first-year and 21 visiting students in Yale College; 176 M.B.A. and M.A.M. students and 10 exchange students in the School of Management; and 254 students in the remaining graduate and professional schools. With the addition of these new students, Yale’s total international student enrollment for the fall 2016 semester reached 2,635 students, the largest in Yale’s history.