VOTE For Your Favorite Photos!

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes and the World Photo Contest. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.

The purpose of the Wes in the World Photo Contest is to share stories about humanity across the globe through photographs within these four categories: contemporary issues, landscape, people, and cross-cultural learning. Our hope with these categories is to allow students to reflect on ways in which their global experience transcends borders by working towards perspective-taking, appreciating the wonderful landscapes of the earth, and raising awareness about peoples and cultures outside of their ethnocentric worldview, and connecting with others cross-cultural exchange.


  1. Voting will take place online on the Fries Center for Global Studies Facebook page.
  2. Photo voting is open to the public. You must have a FB profile in order to vote.
  3. Click “Like” to cast your vote for the photo(s) you want to win.
  4. Voting ends Sunday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST)


Each photo has a number #, author, location, and description. Click on the photo to read description. You may vote for as many photos as you wish by clicking the “Like” button. You may encourage your friends, family, classmates, and others inside and outside of Wesleyan to vote for your photo by re-sharing the photo links. The Wes and the World Photo Contest is open to the public.


The photo with the most “Likes” on the FCGS Facebook page will win the People’s Choice Award. The other 4 categories of photos will be judged by a Photo Contest jury based on these criteria: 1) perspective-taking, 2) global self-awareness, and 3) personal and social responsibility. There will be a total of 5 awards!

  1. People’s Choice Award
  2. Best Photo of Contemporary Issues
  3. Best Photo of Cross-Cultural Exchange
  4. Best Photo of Landscape
  5. Best Photo of People

Cast your vote for your favorite photos! We will be announcing the winners during International Education Week!