Global Experiences

Deadline extended: submit an event proposal for IEW!

What is IEW? Taking place from this year from Saturday, November 12, to Friday, November 18, IEW is a week-long event at Wesleyan that aims to increase awareness of and promote global learning opportunities within and outside of Wesleyan; preserve and celebrate our interconnected cultural and linguistic heritages and shared environment; foster togetherness via intercultural…

Check out these events taking place for Navaratri!

The annual Navaratri Festival is now in its 46th year! This year, there is a wide range of film, music, dance and visual art to explore from Sept 28-Oct 2. This cherished tradition– which is supported by a committee of community members and the Wesleyan music, dance, film departments and the CFA– celebrates Indian art and…

A Place as Old as Time Itself

Nick Bowman, Class of 2023, spent Fall 2021 in Scotland, Spring 2022 in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Summer 2022 in Jerusalem studying abroad. The dulcet tones of our pilot’s southern drawl announcing our approach to the Charlotte airport after a semester abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands seems a distant memory as…

First-Year Students: Apply for the Human Rights Advocacy Minor

Apply Now New Minor in Human Rights Advocacy

A new Minor in Human Rights Advocacy to be launched this fall. As a student at Wesleyan, you are eligible to participate in this unique program. Please note that the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 23. The Minor builds on the pilot program in human rights advocacy developed over the past several years in conjunction with the University…

News from our students who are currently studying in Germany

Several of our GRST majors and minors have been living and studying in Germany this fall. I asked them to share some of their experiences with us. So far, I have received three letters that I would like to share with you. The first letter is from Evelyn Mesler ‘21, who majored in German Studies,…

Invisible Suitcase

Halfway through her semester abroad in Paris, France, Paris Jensen ’22 reflects that it takes some practice to learn how to pack a suitcase. Especially the kind you can’t touch or see.   I find myself telling people on the phone, since I arrived in France, that the interesting thing about traveling is that it both changes you and…

International Education Week 2021 Events Announced

  Organized annually by the Fries Center of Global Studies (FCGS), International Education Week (IEW) is a collaborative initiative to promote intercultural learning, global awareness, and a greater sense of interconnectedness among the Wesleyan community.  This year, we are excited to be joined by several student organizations, offices, and departments at Wesleyan in hosting events…

Oktoberfest at German Haus

On a warm and sunny Saturday, around 30 students joined the German Haus to celebrate the Oktoberfest, but with unique twists. While the Bavarian festival traditionally calls for Dirndl and Lederhosen, Wesleyan students were clad in their typical eclectic fashion. Laughing and smiling, they learned about German culture and language. Bright-colored blue and white Bavarian themed table…