Student Story

Meet Sanni Zhang: Global Marketing Intern

My name is Sanni Zhang. I’m an international student from Zhengzhou, China. Fun Fact– my hometown is the cradle of the famous Shaolin Kungfu. I currently double major in Psychology and Science in Society. Working at Fries Center for Global Studies as a global marketing intern, my responsibilities include editing and posting on FCGS social…

Meet the Study Abroad Ambassadors

Looking for some guidance when it comes to study abroad? Want to talk to someone who’s been there, done that? Your Wesleyan peers are here to help! Introducing the Study Abroad Ambassadors. Launched for the first time this Fall, the Study Abroad Ambassador program is made up of seven Wesleyan students who have all studied…

Four Wesleyan seniors receive campus nomination for the Watson Fellowship

Written by Genesis Garcia ’22 Image (left to right): Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham, Indigo Pellegrini de Paur, Grace Lopez, and Will Briskin The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is one of the many prestigious fellowships that Wesleyan students can apply to. National fellowships are completely funded programs that support independent study, exploration, research, or teaching for about…

Meet Genesis Garcia: 2020-2021 Fellowship Assistant

My name is Genesis Garcia, and I am from Queens, New York. Currently, I am a Psychology and English double major working toward a concentration in Cognitive Science. As the 2020-2021 Fellowship Assistant, I work alongside Magda Zapędowska, Assistant Director of Fellowships. I am looking forward to encouraging Wesleyan students to pursue fellowships because it…

What is “CLAC”? The Communist Experience in Russian

We at Wesleyan are now entering the third year of offering “Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum” (or CLAC) courses. These are courses taught in languages other than English, all of which provide students and faculty across the campus with opportunities to deepen their engagement with their subjects through the use and further development of…

Katerina Ramos-Jordán ’21 Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Written by Olivia Drake, first published in The Wesleyan Connection Katerina Ramos-Jordán ’21 is the recipient of a Beinecke Scholarship, which will support her graduate career and her academic goal of becoming a cultural studies scholar. She’s among 18 college undergraduates nationwide to receive the honor, and she’s the first Wesleyan student to receive the award in…

2020 Watson Fellows: Inayah Bashir ’20, Luke Lezhanskyy ’20

Written by Olivia Drake, first published in The Wesleyan Connection As recipients of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, two Wesleyan seniors will explore their academic aspirations internationally through a yearlong personal project. Inayah Bashir ’20 and Luka Lezhanskyy ’20 are among 47 Watson Fellows selected from 153 finalists. This year’s class comes from 20 states and…

Fulbright Feature: Jed Munson ’19

  Jed Munson ‘19, who majored in English with a minor in the College of East Asian Studies, won a Fulbright creative arts grant to South Korea. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a federally funded program established by Senator J. William Fulbright after World War II to promote “international good will through the exchange of…