Happy Year of the Ox!

The Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the traditional lunisolar calendar, and is a joyful festival celebrated in China and other Asian countries, such as Vietnam and Korea. While this year we won’t see any in-person celebrations on campus, we hope to bring a sense of festivity by sharing a few cheerful…

Meet Elisa Chi: Global Marketing Intern

My name is Elisa Chi, and I’m a senior majoring in the College of Social Studies. I’m an international student from Shenyang, China. As a global marketing intern at the Fries Center for Global Studies, I create contents for FCGS social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and WeChat, and strive to expand FCGS’ outreach.…

OISA Online Drop-In Hours

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is providing drop-in hours three times a week where students can receive guidance from an international student advisor. These virtual drop-ins help on-campus students to practice social distancing and remote students have their questions answered from anywhere in the world. Spring 2021 OISA Drop-In hours (no appointments required): …

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Filling out the I-765 Form

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/98235477842 Intended Audience: Classes of 2021 and 2022 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation Session Description: In this workshop, OISA staff will provide step-by-step guidance to fill out the I-765 (Application For Employment Authorization). Students are encouraged to download the…

International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal

The International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal was launched on February 1, 2021 by the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). Serving as an important connection between F-1 visa students and OISA, the ISS Portal allows students to submit the requests, information, and documents required to maintain their F-1 status and apply for benefits. The…

Launching peer fellowship advising: Genesis Garcia ‘22 holds drop-in sessions for students and alumni

Written by Magdalena Zapędowska  The spring semester is the perfect time to start thinking about applying for a national fellowship.   This spring, we are excited to launch peer fellowship advising sessions. Fellowships assistant Genesis Garcia ‘22 will hold drop-in hours via Zoom at the following link:  https://wesleyan.zoom.us/s/92250822173.   If you are a Wesleyan student or recent alumn and would like to have an informal conversation with a fellow student about navigating the fellowship application process at Wesleyan, stop by to talk…

Global Engagement Minor Application Open to Second-Semester Frosh

Wesleyan’s strengths in language studies, study abroad, civic engagement, and social justice are brought together in the Global Engagement Minor (GEM). The Global Engagement Minor integrates a student’s academic studies, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning in order to help each participant reflect on and further cultivate their intercultural development and global engagement. For more information…

Mechanics, Dispositions, and Styles: Considerations for the design of gameful language learning environments – A Talk by Jonathon Reinhardt

The Fries Center for Global Studies, in conjunction with the College of Education Studies, the Department of Romance Languages and Literature, and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Memorial fund, invites you to a virtual talk by Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt (University of Arizona). The title of the talk is “Mechanics, Dispositions, and Styles: Considerations for the…

Global Opportunities After College Fair

Are you interested in working, researching, studying, or teaching internationally after you graduate from Wesleyan? Wesleyan University is partnering with six peer institutions to host a Global Opportunities After College Fair on Wednesday, February 24. Events will take place throughout the day and will be hosted virtually on Sched, the same platform used for the…

Study Abroad Program Info Sessions

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a series of virtual info sessions in the early Spring 2021 semester. Representatives from various study abroad programs will be present to share program info and answer your questions. Please be aware that some programs have eligibility requirements set by Wesleyan and/or the program. You can learn more…