The Orientation for International Students (OIS) program is designed to ease the transition of first-year students with an international background by familiarizing them with academic and social life at Yale and the United States. OIS introduces new students to the Yale campus and the city of New Haven, and includes discussions about academics, campus culture, extracurricular activities, financial aid, on campus employment opportunities, and living in the U.S. There will also be time to set up bank accounts, get cell phones, and shop for those essential items not brought from home. Most importantly, OIS provides the occasion to get to know other students who have come from around the world to study at Yale. OIS is organized and led by OISS staff and student counselors.