Global Experiences

Murphy’s Law

Travel often doesn’t turn out as you’d perhaps dreamed or even planned. Sometimes Murphy’s Law feels as if it hangs like an albatross around your neck. Whatever could go wrong … will, and often you can do little about it. But that’s what travel really is. Whether it’s an airport dash that ends in heartbreak…

Introducing the Global Correspondent Program

  The Office of Study Abroad launched the Global Correspondent Program at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Five students who are studying abroad this fall were selected as the inaugural Global Correspondents.    While abroad, Global Correspondents will document their study abroad experience through various storytelling formats including blog posts, photos, social media takeovers, and videos. While students…

So Long, Farewell: A Chat with Recent Graduate Tianxin Chen ’21

From Beijing, China, Tianxin Chen ’21 double majored in College of Letters and Religion. He described “critical analysis”, what he has learned through his undergraduate study at Wes, as a challenge for inclusiveness, emphasizing understanding, emotions, feelings and communication, and embracing differences. He adheres to the beliefs of maintaining creativity, vitality, and imagination in 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”)…

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…

Global Voices

Global Voices is a multilingual website that shares news written and translated by an international community of writers, bloggers, and digital activists. It covers a wide range of topics in different languages, such as Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Ethnicity & Race, International Relations, Language, Literature, and Politics. What Is Global Voices?

Register to Attend the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference

The Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to invite you all to attend the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference to be held remotely on Saturday, April 10, 2021! The Power of Language Conference seeks to bring awareness to the many benefits and complexities of language learning and to promote the study of languages.…

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.…