Student Story

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…

Spring Edition of WeScrive

Written by Emily McDougal ’23 Welcome to this semester’s issue of WeScrive, the only Italian magazine at Wesleyan University and one of its few publications not in English! As we all know, this has been the year of COVID and, as such, it’s been a very strange time: at times depressing, at times stressful, and…

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…

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…

Beyond the Weirdness of Time Zones and Snow in April

Written by Lucía Guerrero, Spanish FLTA (2020-2021) This week during one of my tertulias, one student Zoomed in from a very sunny field on campus, raving over how great the weather had been. The next day, another student told me that it’d snowed. Sitting just above the equator, my home city of Bogotá doesn’t have…

Zubaida Bello ’22 wins Beinecke Scholarship

Zubaida Bello ‘22, an African American studies and history double major, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and Fall ‘21 Center for Humanities Fellow, was awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which will support her graduate education and her goal of becoming a college professor.   Zubaida is one of 16 college juniors across the U.S. who received the Beinecke this year. In 2020 this honor was awarded to Katerina Ramos-Jordán ‘21, who is also a Mellon Mays Fellow. …

Unexpected Beautiful Experience

Written by Yassine Ben Abou, Arabic FLTA (2020-2021) The only thing that will never change is how fast time goes by no matter where you are on earth. It has been one year since I found out that I had won a Fulbright FLTA grant and would be spending this year in the U.S teaching…

How to Learn a Language at Home

Written by Langston Morrison ’21, College of Letters, Economics, International Relations, and he/him/his One question I get asked quite frequently is “Langston, how can I learn a language without leaving my house? Do I need to stay in a foreign country to fully get immersed and develop a facility with the language?” I think this…