How Is It Being a Freshman at Wes? International Student Perspectives

by Oleksandra Volakova Summer break is around the corner, finally bringing warm weather and plenty of pastime. For international students, it is also the time to finally meet with faraway family and friends and observe how their hometown changed over the year of their absence. Over a year, students were getting used to a new…

Finding Community in Kenya

by Luke Chávez Sun has given way to gray clouds as I peer over the roof of a Land Cruiser. What seems like endless herds of zebra and cape buffalo graze right in front of me, framed by the epic plains and acacia trees of Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. The other students in…

Watson Fellow Livia Cox ’22 Studies Pain

by Miki Lynch What is pain? Why do we experience pain? Is pain perceived the same way across different cultures? To answer these questions one might ask Livia Cox ‘22, a Thomas J. Watson awardee who spent her fellowship year studying the connection between cultural, political, and social definitions of pain. The Watson fellowship is…

Learn and Advocate: The Journey Into Exile Simulation Experience

Are you interested in antiracism? Climate change? Culture? Politics? International Affairs? Health? Communications? Languages? Science? Education? Forced migration is a highly interdisciplinary, international, complex, and rapidly intensifying problem all over the world.  All of us here at Wesleyan have the power to be informed and make an impact! Join us for a Journey Into Exile session to…

Power of Language Week: A Week Around the World

by Oleksandra Volakova Power of Language Week is an annual event aimed to bring together multilingual students worldwide and help them share their cultural experiences with peers, staff, and faculty. This year, the second annual weeklong initiative took place from February 16 to February 23, successfully hosting 28 unique events, organized and led Wesleyan students…

Full-Scale War Anniversary: Why Continuing to Help Ukraine Matters

by Oleksandra Volakova On February 24, 2022, Ukraine shuddered with the bombing, shootings, crying, and screaming. A real war, usually practiced in history books and movies, was witnessed by civilians the hard way, with their habitat destroyed along with the dreams and hopes they held for the future. For the past two years, Ukraine has…

Wesleyan Celebrates Black Art and Artists at Jubilee

By Rose Chen ’26 A long running campus tradition during Black History Month, students, faculty, and other community members came out for Jubilee, Wesleyan University’s celebration of Black art and talent. “I knew that Jubilee was an event I wanted to plan because the legacy of Black expression through music is really important to me,”…

Annual Fulbright Webinar, March 7, 2024 at 2pm (Zoom)

Register ahead to attend our annual webinar with Fulbright US Student Program alumni and national program staff. It’s a great way to learn about Study/Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships through the Fulbright US Student Program. Juniors and seniors who are US citizens or nationals are eligible to apply this year, and sophomores are welcome to join the Zoom to…

Wesleyan Named Fulbright Program Top Producing Institution for Fifth Year in a Row

The U.S. Department of State has released its list of Fulbright Program Top Producing Institutions for the 2023-2024 academic year and Wesleyan University has earned a spot for the fifth consecutive year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists,…

Fulbright US Student Program Semifinalist News: 19 Semifinalists in 17 Countries

by Diana Zhumalieva and Baron Fisher The Office of Fellowships at the Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to announce that 19 Wesleyan applicants have been named Fulbright semifinalists. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program partners with more than 140 countries to provide college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals opportunities to pursue graduate study,…

Power of Language Week 2024 is Here!

The Power of Language Week Committee is excited to announce that this year’s Power of Language Week has arrived! Held between Friday, February 16th to Friday, February 23rd, Power of Language Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the growing community of multilingualism on campus. We strive to make Power of Language Week an opportunity…

Fulbright Webinar and In-Person Watch Party

Fulbright Webinar and in-person watch party, 2pm ET online or at Fisk 201 on March 7, 2024Join us online or in person in Fisk 201 to learn about the Fulbright US Student Program, a nationwide fellowship program that sends US citizens and nationals abroad to one of more than 140 countries after graduation. This annual…

Power of Language Week Call for Events: Focusing on Multilingual Identities and Belonging

The Power of Language Week Committee is excited to announce that the event submission form for the upcoming Power of Language Week is now open! The Fries Center for Global Studies is proud to host the second annual Power of Language Week, celebrating the Bengali Language Movement and International Mother Language Day. The Bengali Language Movement began in East Pakistan, or East…