Monthly Archives: August 2020

What is “CLAC”? The Communist Experience in Russian

We at Wesleyan are now entering the third year of offering “Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum” (or CLAC) courses. These are courses taught in languages other than English, all of which provide students and faculty across the campus with opportunities to deepen their engagement with their subjects through the use and further development of…

Fries Center for Global Studies launches Internationalizing the Curriculum Initiative

By most measures, Wesleyan University is a fairly internationalized institution. There is the Fries Center for Global Studies, fifteen languages are taught, study abroad participation is healthy, there are many international students and faculty, and we offer a range of courses dealing with international, transnational, and cross-cultural subjects. For many years, however, perhaps the most visible indicator of internationalization at Wesleyan has…

New Course Option: “Engaged Projects”

CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They deepen student learning…

Courses on global or international themes with seats available

We list here some of the fall-semester courses on global or international themes that still have seats available – some of them newly added to WesMaps. Check them out!   AMST 273:  Diasporic South Asian Writing Using novels, poems, short stories, and film, as well as scholarship on history, this course will focus upon the…

Study Abroad Ambassadors & Peer Mentors

The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce two new leadership opportunities for study abroad returnees to continue their global learning, support their peers, and make a lasting impact on the Wesleyan community. Study Abroad student leaders will work closely with the Office of Study Abroad to support Wesleyan students as they navigate each phase of…

New Minor Integrates Intercultural and Global Experiences

The Global Engagement Minor (GEM) is an exciting new opportunity that allows students to integrate their academic studies, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning in order to help them reflect on and further cultivate their intercultural development and global engagement. During their sophomore through senior years, GEM students will complete an introductory seminar, global perspective coursework, language…

Wes and the World Photo Contest 2020

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous year to submit photographs to the annual Wes and the World Photo Contest. We are especially interested in submissions from study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants, but all students in the…