November OISA Events, Reminders, and Opportunities

Greetings, Global Cardinals (Wesleyan international students)!

Please read the following announcements and reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA):

WesStories with ISA

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30-9:00 p.m. EDT (location TBD)

Calling all talented, multilingual Wesleyan students! The Shapiro Center for Writing, OISA, and the International Student Association (ISA) are seeking performers of multilingual poetry, songs, skits, monologues, speeches, and other creative forms of expression, as well as emcees! The performances should be centered on the theme of multilingual experiences and last 5-10 minutes. Your stories can be multilingual by providing translations or translanguaging (flowing freely between languages). Please provide English translations (and other languages if you’d like) in the form of oral translation, written handouts, displays on computer projector, or any other format you can imagine. We welcome any language and performers may be using their first, second, third, fourth or fifth language! Come celebrate the diversity of Wes with us!

All performance proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 12th at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EDT for consideration.


Winter Break Housing & Travel Plans

Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

On Tuesday, November 2nd you received an email from the Office of Residence Life asking you to submit your Winter Break Housing Request Form by Friday, November 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT if you plan to stay on campus at all during winter break, which runs December 19, 2021 – January 17, 2022. Please send an email to if you plan to stay on campus for any part of winter break.


Apply to be an OISA Winter Break Coordinator

OISA will be hiring student coordinators to plan and lead activities and events for international students who stay on campus during winter break. We will post this position in Handshake this week. If you are interested in this on-campus employment opportunity, please check Handshake and apply!