Study Abroad is BACK!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been harsh to everyone in an assortment of different ways. Gradually, we have seen things starting to come back into place, and resemble some sort of normalcy. We over in the Fries Center for Global Studies are so happy that studying abroad can be a part of that normalcy. During our…

F-1 Reminders & Involvement Opportunities from OISA

Greetings, Global Cardinals! Please take a moment to read these announcements and reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). For students in F-1 visa status (studying at Wesleyan on an I-20): If you are planning to travel and/or renew your visa over fall/winter break, please read the email we sent to you on…

Oktoberfest at German Haus

On a warm and sunny Saturday, around 30 students joined the German Haus to celebrate the Oktoberfest, but with unique twists. While the Bavarian festival traditionally calls for Dirndl and Lederhosen, Wesleyan students were clad in their typical eclectic fashion. Laughing and smiling, they learned about German culture and language. Bright-colored blue and white Bavarian themed table…

Murphy’s Law

Travel often doesn’t turn out as you’d perhaps dreamed or even planned. Sometimes Murphy’s Law feels as if it hangs like an albatross around your neck. Whatever could go wrong … will, and often you can do little about it. But that’s what travel really is. Whether it’s an airport dash that ends in heartbreak…

19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series

The Center for Jewish Studies, the minor in Jewish and Israel Studies and the Hebrew Program, presents the 19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series. This year we will continue to celebrate women’s and minorities’ voices. Two women writers from Israel and a Palestinian author who writes in Hebrew will join us via online multi-media presentations…

Contemporary Cinema from the Hispanic World

Announcing the Contemporary Cinema from the Hispanic World series, which showcases recent award-winning films from Latin America and Spain. All screenings will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 pm from 10/7 to 11/4 at the Goldsmith Family Cinema. This year we have these extraordinary films from Mexico, Chile, Spain and Panama: October 7 – Lemebel…

One Thing I Forgot While in Madrid

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement) are the most important Jewish holidays. Celebrating this year in Madrid looks a little different than usual for Rebecca Dowd. Rebecca is majoring in Science and Society and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. She is currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I was one of 6 Jews in my high…

Call for Events: International Education Week 2021

Submit an event for this year’s International Education Week (November 13-19, 2021) at Wesleyan! What global issues are you passionate about? Are there international concerns that you want to bring attention to on campus? Are there cultural events you want to host or showcase? SUBMIT AN EVENT for IEW 2021. Event submission deadline: Sunday, October 24 by…

Pachaysana Unlearning Series Kicks Off September 21

Our partners in Ecuador, Fundación Pachaysana, who brought us virtual study abroad courses in the spring of 2021, are back on a Zoom near you this year! They will be presenting a series of workshops and webinars known as the Unlearning Series. The series is cosponsored by the College of Letters, Fries Center for Global…

FGSS Fall Symposium: Decolonial Feminisms

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 2:00PM- 4:00PM (EST) In person in Judd Hall 116 and live-streamed. Check back here for zoom link on day of event. Decolonial feminism considers the relation between gender and coloniality and seeks to disrupt the power relations of colonialism, settler colonialism and racial capitalism. The symposium will feature talks by Fania…

45th Navaratri Festival

Navaratri, one of India’s major festival celebrations, is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. Wesleyan’s 45th annual festival celebrates the diversity of Indian music and dance with the virtual events below. Presented by the Center for the Arts, Music Department, and Dance Department, with…

ISA Inaugural Meeting

The new International Student Association (ISA) will hold its first meeting this Thursday, 9/23, from 8-9pm at the Resource Center. Come get to know other international students! Snacks and Games will be provided. Check out the poster for RSVP information. Event sponsored by the Resource Center.  

International Student Reminders from OISA

Greetings, Global Cardinals (Wesleyan international students)! We hope your fall semester is off to a great start so far. Please carefully read the following important reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA): Planning to work on campus? If you are planning to work on campus this fall or have already been offered a…

Study Abroad Info Sessions in Fall 2021

  Gilman Scholarship Wednesday, September 15 4:00-5:00pm Zoom link The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. Over 3,600 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern…

Introducing the Global Correspondent Program

  The Office of Study Abroad launched the Global Correspondent Program at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Five students who are studying abroad this fall were selected as the inaugural Global Correspondents.    While abroad, Global Correspondents will document their study abroad experience through various storytelling formats including blog posts, photos, social media takeovers, and videos. While students…

Fries Center for Global Studies 2020-2021 Annual Report

Want to better understand what the Fries Center does and the opportunities to collaborate with us? Check out our 2020-2021 Annual Report. The “Executive Summary” from that report follows; for the rest of the report, follow that link! Executive Summary The pandemic-induced pause on study abroad coupled with the arrival of two new colleagues meant…