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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…

Virtual Campus Tour for Prospective International Students

Bold and Ransho are both second-year international students, working as Media Assistants at Fries Center for Global Studies. Bold hailing from Mongolia, and Ransho coming from Japan, became good friends in their First-Year Seminar class during freshman year. On April 7th at 8:00 in the morning, Ransho and Bold took prospective international students on the…

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…

Transnational/Multilingual Responses to the Pandemic, April 22 & 27, 2021

The Institute of Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study • University of London The Institute of Modern Languages Research has convened two events as part of the School of Advanced Study’s “Open for Discussion” series. Both events draw on the policy recommendations developed as part of the past four years’ research in the context…

I Studied Abroad as a Pre-Med Student and You Should Too

[Ten young women stand in a group in a hallway which has walls of purple glass which gradually changes color to be pink, then orange in the background. They are smiling at the camera]

Written by Rose Griffin ’21 As a pre-med student, you may want to study human anatomy and physiology, gain clinical experience speaking with patients, and learn about different healthcare systems. At the same time, you may be interested in traveling to new places, practicing a new language, and getting out of your Wesleyan comfort zone.…

Bridging the Gap with Germany during the Pandemic

By Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adj. Professor of German Studies, Chair In March 2020, students were told to return from their study abroad programs, and we faculty were asked not to leave the U.S. Four of our students had just arrived at our Smith program in Hamburg, Germany, when they received that unwelcome message to pack again…

Wes Students in Transatlantic Conversation on Jewish Identity

Written by Thorsten Wilhelm, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies In the past fall semester, Wesleyan students in the First Year Seminar “Holocaust Remembrance in Germany: The Third Generation” participated in a pilot exchange with the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Made possible by the Departments of German Studies and Jewish Studies and the…