Events

VOTE For Your Favorite Photos!

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes and the World Photo Contest. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants. The purpose…

You Can Afford To Study Abroad!

That was the theme of the aptly named Affording Study Abroad Workshop held Tuesday evening, on September 24, 2019. Hosted at the Wesleyan Resource Center, the workshop was a collaborative effort between representatives from the Office of Study Abroad and the Financial Aid Office. The presentation addressed student concern regarding program costs, the billing process…

Hispanic Film Series

We’d like to invite you to our annual Hispanic Film Series which showcases recent award-winning films from Latin America and Spain. It runs every Wednesday evening from 9/18 to 10/9 at the Goldsmith Family Cinema and is free. This year we have extraordinary films from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and Argentina that explore issues marginality and…

“Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters”

Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters Presenter: Philip Lutgendorf (University of Iowa) 4:30 pm Thursday, October 3 Russell House, 350 High St, Wesleyan University Followed by a reception with the speaker In a world faced with ominous and intractable problems—global warming, armed conflict, the erosion of democratic values—sharply…

International-U.S. Student Roommate Dinner

During WesWOW (Wesleyan Week of Welcome), the Office of International Student Affairs and the Fries Center for Global Studies collaborated to put together a formal dinner for international students and their domestic U.S. roommates in order to share a meal and explore cross-cultural understanding. The event took place on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 from 5…

Study Abroad Fair (Fall 2019)

  On September 5th, the WesWOW tent hosted the Wesleyan’s annual Study Abroad Fair. The event, coordinated by the Office of Study Abroad, provided an opportunity for prospective students to connect with over 25 organizational and institutional representatives, speak to returned students, and explore a myriad of different programs. With hundreds of programs represented partner…

Winter Clothes Shopping Trip

This winter supplies shopping trip is for the Class of 2023 international students, international transfer/exchange/visiting students and FLTAs. The trip is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019. We will leave campus at 10 a.m. for Westfarms Mall (in West Hartford, CT) and plan to return to campus at 3 p.m. Office of International Student Affairs…

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops

International Students in the classes of 2020 & 2021 are welcome to attend. Wesleyan international students graduating this December are strongly encouraged to attend. Information covered in these sessions include:

Traditional Japanese Instruments in Contemporary Society

Students in higher education today have access to the wealth of Japan-focused courses and study abroad programs – but compared to literature, visual arts, tea ceremony, and other arts and humanities, Japanese music often remains very inaccessible to students. In spite of their aesthetic appeal and rich musical history, many Japanese instruments can be surprisingly…

Distinguished History Lecture: “Nature and the Writing of History”

Since the 1960s, new perspectives—ranging from social history to the gender, post-colonial and linguistic turns—have reshaped the writing of history. The environmental turn, however, has failed to have a similar impact. This lecture explores why and argues for an approach that puts nature at the heart of our historical narratives.