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Two Wesleyan Seniors Win the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

One young woman with curly hair, a woman with long brown hair, and a young man with dark hair stand with arms around each others shoulders in front of a wooden piece of art.

Wesleyan is one of 41 partner institutions whose graduating seniors are eligible to apply for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. This fellowship, often known on our campus simply as “The Watson,” provides $40,000 in funding for fellows to engage their unique individual interests on the global scale. Fellows create their own original projects, execute them…

FLTA Series: Introducing Elena Rota

Hey everybody!This is Elena and I’ll be the Italian FLTA for this academic year at Wesleyan. I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, a city considered to be the Italian capital of food and home to the oldest University in the western world. I study Foreign Languages and Literatures, in particular the English and…

Money and Relationships: Studying Abroad as FGLI

Diana Venus, 2024, Anthropology, Psychology, she/her Diana is a sophomore studying abroad in Italy. In this blog, she talks about navigating life abroad and its difficulties as a low-income student. This is an honest review of her one-month experience in Bologna with its discoveries, frustrations, and life lessons. Part 1. Navigating real life Here’s a…

Study Abroad Program Info Sessions

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a series of virtual info sessions in the early Spring 2021 semester. Representatives from various study abroad programs will be present to share program info and answer your questions. Please be aware that some programs have eligibility requirements set by Wesleyan and/or the program. You can learn more…

Welcome our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are joining us virtually this semester.   FLTAs are non-degree seeking graduate students who join Wesleyan for one year to enhance our students’ language learning experience. They come to Wes from China, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, India, and Colombia! They are appointed through Wesleyan’s language departments and work under the supervision of the…

Summer In Italy: A Student’s Reflection

Hi, my name is Lexi and I’m a junior at Wesleyan majoring in Psychology. This past summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime to study abroad to Italy for a little over a month during the summer. Through this incredible opportunity I traveled with a group of people, mostly from different SUNY universities as…

Welcome our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Please welcome our 2019-20 Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) to Wes! Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are non-degree seeking graduate students who come to Wesleyan for one year to enhance our students’ language learning experience. They come to Wes from China, Japan, Tunisia, France, Spain, Italy, and Colombia! They are appointed through Wesleyan’s language departments…

Welcome to Wesleyan’s Global Community!

This has been a year of growth and change across all areas “global” at Wesleyan. After several years of modest declines, participation in study abroad went up significantly, enrollments in language classes ticked up, and the volume of international students continued to rise. We saw notable successes by our students applying for fellowships, including the…