Meet Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

A globally-engaged researcher, collaborator, and scientist, Teresita (Tere) Padilla-Benavides is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry committed to increasing access to the sciences and centering culturally diverse research. Tere conducts biochemistry research at the Hall-Atwater building, but her outreach spreads far beyond the lab, campus, and borders of the US to increase access…

FLTA Series: Introducing Rachel Urbano Querol

Hey! Welcome everyone! This is Rachel, one of the Spanish Foreign Language Teaching Assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year at Wes.  I am from Madrid, a beautiful city that never sleeps, has a bar in every corner, and happiness in every street. Today has been 1 month and 1 day since I arrived in Middletown.…

Check out these events taking place for Navaratri!

The annual Navaratri Festival is now in its 46th year! This year, there is a wide range of film, music, dance and visual art to explore from Sept 28-Oct 2. This cherished tradition– which is supported by a committee of community members and the Wesleyan music, dance, film departments and the CFA– celebrates Indian art and…

Fall 2022 Courses on global or international themes with seats available

Listed below are courses taking place this fall that relate to global or international themes that are still available for students to register for. Be sure to check them out before the available spots fill up! AFAM267 The Caribbean in Relation One of the main questions that we will address throughout the course is what…

A Place as Old as Time Itself

Nick Bowman, Class of 2023, spent Fall 2021 in Scotland, Spring 2022 in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Summer 2022 in Jerusalem studying abroad. The dulcet tones of our pilot’s southern drawl announcing our approach to the Charlotte airport after a semester abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands seems a distant memory as…

Meet Verónica Socorro Matos, Global Language and Outreach Fellow

The Fries Center for Global Studies is happy to give a warm welcome back to Verónica Socorro Matos from the class of 2021 as the Global Language and Outreach Fellow! Verónica graduated Wes with a double major in Romance Languages and Studio Art, with concentrations in French, Spanish, and Printmaking, respectively. After having spent the…

“Café y Leche”: The Dilution and Erasure of Blackness in the Dominican Republic

by Ayer Richmond ’24 and Edmund Josef Jurado ’24 The Africana Research Collective (ARC) is a new initiative led by First-Generation, Low Income/Black, Indigenous, Students of Color and Allies (FGLI/BIPOC+) at Wesleyan. ARC is composed of 7 second-year students from across the three academic divisions. Our sense of the African diaspora is global in reach,…

Welcome to Wesleyan International Class of 2026!

As you’re packing your bags and getting ready to begin your US academic journey, let us help you prepare with “Academia, Culture, and Campus Life:What to Expect at Wes,” a free Coursera Course offered by Wesleyan in conjunction with the Shapiro Center for Writing and the Office of International Student Affairs. The course was developed…

Practice your language skills with the Language Buddies program!

Are you worried about maintaining your hard-earned language skills over the summer break? Sign up to be a Language Buddy, a program sponsored by the Fries Center for Global Studies that seeks to connect Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks through a series of…

Daily Chatter-Sign Up and Stay Updated over the Summer

Daily Chatter is an international daily mobile-friendly newsletter–the only newsletter dedicated exclusively to global news reaching every region of the world! It’s independent, non-partisan, and free to all students, faculty and staff. Sign up with your school address to have Daily Chatter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning: https://www.dailychatter.com/wesleyan/.

Watson Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Watson Fellowship provides $36,000 in stipend and travel expenses along with other benefits (health insurance contribution, student loan support and disability support where needed) to allow college graduates to take on a personal passion project outside the US in the year after they graduate. Members of the Class of 2023 who are curious about…

Portraits insolites de Paris

Paris Jensen Class of 2022 Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris, Fall 2021 There’s a French word, insolite, that doesn’t translate exactly into English. It is somewhere in between “surprising” and “improbable.” It’s not an imprecise word though, and when I hear it, it calls a very specific image to mind: a Saturday night at the aquarium,…