International 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…

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes

Academia, Culture and Campus Life: What to Expect at Wes opens July 1st for the class of 2025! Welcome Wesleyan Class of 2025 international students! Based on the suggestions of current and past international students, we created an online course for you to explore Wesleyan before you arrive. Academia, Culture, and Campus Life combines the…

Virtual Campus Tour for Prospective International Students

Bold and Ransho are both second-year international students, working as Media Assistants at Fries Center for Global Studies. Bold hailing from Mongolia, and Ransho coming from Japan, became good friends in their First-Year Seminar class during freshman year. On April 7th at 8:00 in the morning, Ransho and Bold took prospective international students on the…

Remote Learning Resources for International Students

Written by Jackie García ’22 As the pandemic has completely transformed the way in which we carry out our lives, many students have had to tackle remote learning from different places all over the world. Although some Wes students have been lucky enough to learn remotely from their dorm rooms or their homes in the…

Campus Resources for New/Remote International Students

From writing to ResLife... Learn more about campus resources for new and remote international students at http://bit.ly/WesResourcesIntl

Written by Natalia Román Alicea, Assistant Director, Intercultural and Language Learning If you are one of the many students excited to learn all about what Wesleyan has to offer before arriving to campus, look no further! From residential life to the writing workshop, below you’ll find video interviews with various staff members on campus about…

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.…

Bridging the Gap with Germany during the Pandemic

By Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adj. Professor of German Studies, Chair In March 2020, students were told to return from their study abroad programs, and we faculty were asked not to leave the U.S. Four of our students had just arrived at our Smith program in Hamburg, Germany, when they received that unwelcome message to pack again…

OISA Online Drop-In Hours

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is providing drop-in hours three times a week where students can receive guidance from an international student advisor. These virtual drop-ins help on-campus students to practice social distancing and remote students have their questions answered from anywhere in the world. Spring 2021 OISA Drop-In hours (no appointments required): …

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Filling out the I-765 Form

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/98235477842 Intended Audience: Classes of 2021 and 2022 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation Session Description: In this workshop, OISA staff will provide step-by-step guidance to fill out the I-765 (Application For Employment Authorization). Students are encouraged to download the…

International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal

The International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal was launched on February 1, 2021 by the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). Serving as an important connection between F-1 visa students and OISA, the ISS Portal allows students to submit the requests, information, and documents required to maintain their F-1 status and apply for benefits. The…