Student exchange

Virtual Exchange Courses

With study abroad suspended for the spring 2021 semester, the Office of Study Abroad looked for opportunities to continue to foster global and intercultural learning. For the first time, OSA is able to focus on the 60% of Wesleyan students who do not study abroad and ways for them to develop intercultural knowledge, skills, and…

Re-entry Adjustment: The Triumph and Challenges of Returning Home from Abroad

Returning from abroad can be difficult for students as they reacclimatize to life back in their own country. You have changed during your time abroad, home has changed, and you will be seeing familiar people, places, and behaviors from new perspectives. These changes will lead to some new emotional and psychological responses as part of a process called…

Returning From Abroad: Self Care and Resiliency

by Konstance Krueger, OSA Graduate Assistant It’s been a challenging last few weeks for students who planned, prepared, and saved to study abroad this spring. In difficult times like these, it’s important that we treat ourselves kindly, find community, and recognize that we are not alone.  The Office of Study Abroad, WesWell, and the Office of…

How Living Abroad Creates a Clearer Sense of Self

Written by Lexi Cummings A recent article published in the Harvard Business Review heralds the psychological benefits of studying abroad. In order to explore this claim, researchers examined the concept of “self-concept clarity,” referring to “the extent to which someone’s understanding of him or herself is ‘clearly and confidently defined, internally consistent, and temporally stable.’”…

Upcoming Study Abroad Provider Visits

Several study abroad providers are visiting Wesleyan in February. Drop by their tables in Usdan, attend an information session, or meet with them one-on-one during open advising hours. They can’t wait to meet you and share more about their program offerings!   The Swedish Program Tuesday, February 11 Info Table in Usdan, 11am – 2pm…

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…

CALLING FOR PHOTOS: 4th Annual Wes And The World Photo Contest

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