Intercultural Learning

Changes to the Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Established in 2010, the Middle Eastern Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers students interested in a Middle East concentration with a curriculum that integrates government, history, religion, art history, and language study. The minor has historically required eight credits, including two language courses at the intermediate level. After a re-evaluation of the curriculum…

Meet Iddrisu Saaka, Assistant Professor of Dance

Introducing Iddi Iddi Saaka is a dancer, choreographer, drummer, dance teacher, and performer from Ghana. He earned his diploma at the University of Ghana, then came to the United States to attend UCLA for his Master’s in Fine Arts. In 2008, Iddi applied and gained the position of West African Dance professor at Wesleyan. In…

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…

Yeia sas everyone! Welcome to Elementary Modern Greek class!

Elementary Modern Greek is taught by Hrissi Haldezos, who is an alumna of Wesleyan, where she currently works as an administrator in student accounts. She has always loved languages, and was a Classical Studies major at Wesleyan where she studied Ancient Greek. She regularly visits her extended family in Greece, with the exception of the…

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…