Academics

Fries Center for Global Studies 2020-2021 Annual Report

Want to better understand what the Fries Center does and the opportunities to collaborate with us? Check out our 2020-2021 Annual Report. The “Executive Summary” from that report follows; for the rest of the report, follow that link! Executive Summary The pandemic-induced pause on study abroad coupled with the arrival of two new colleagues meant…

Worlds of Dance Spring Concert Recording

Dear Wesleyan community, As the summer kicks off, I would like to champion Wesleyan’s ‘Worlds of Dance’ Spring (May 2021) concert – now available in a recording for us all to enjoy. Here is the link to the entire concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ED-w4zf2H4 The concert showcases Wesleyan’s magnificent students who performed – with passion, skill and engagement…

Students create language learning opportunities in game design classes

Written by Camilla Zamboni, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Italian In the past two decades, crowdfunding and renewed interest in games (board games, role-playing games, digital games, and instructional games) have created an increased and diverse gaming production, which has become the subject of several studies, articles, and projects related to all areas of…

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes opens July 1st for the class of 2025! Welcome Wesleyan Class of 2025 international students! Based on the suggestions of current and past international students, we created an online course for you to explore Wesleyan before you arrive. Academia, Culture, and Campus Life combines the…

Learn about the Engaged Projects!

Engaged Projects (CSPL/CGST480) are 1.0-credit, semi-independent educational endeavors. Students start with a topic or question that has some connection to their academic pursuits and/or to the world at large. They recruit a “Sponsor” who has personal or professional experience with their topic, and later they are matched with two other Engaged Projects students (their “Cohort”)…

Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar 2021-2022 Applications Open

Open to all faculty members, Wesleyan’s second Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar has begun accepting applications. In order to collaborate with faculty to fulfill the Fries Center for Global Studies’ mission to “advance the knowledge, language and intercultural skills, self-awareness, and empathy needed for responsible participation in an increasingly interdependent world,” we offer this four-session seminar.…

Staying Connected Abroad

Written by Gem McHaffey ’21 In the fall of 2019 I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh through the IFSA-Butler program, which means I was lucky enough to study abroad right before the pandemic. As a senior, this has also put me in the strange position of having my last “normal” semester of college…

Fellowship Highlight: Keasbey Scholarship for Class of 2022

The Keasbey Scholarship is an opportunity for students in the Class of 2022 with an outstanding leadership record and high academic achievement. This fully funded program supports two years of postgraduate study in the UK, either for a second undergraduate degree or for a graduate degree at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, or University of Edinburgh.  This scholarship…

Translators Aloud

Dear members, This is to introduce a (relatively) new YouTube channel called Translators Aloud, co-founded by myself (under my professional name as a literary translator, Tina Kover), and my colleague Charlotte Coombe last May, on which we feature literary translators reading from their own work. To date, we have shared over 150 videos by 130+…

Russian Politics Class Held Virtual Discussion with Students at Presidential Academy of Public Administration in St. Petersburg

Peter Rutland, the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, is teaching the Spring 2021 course Russian Politics. As a part of the course, students joined a virtual discussion with students from a class in Ethnopolitics taught by Guzel Yusupova, Assistant Professor at the Presidential Academy of Public…