Student Story

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…

Studying Abroad While Abroad

Naraa Altai, 2022, Computer Science, she/her/hers Having spent 3 years away from home, Naraa felt more than ready to take on the challenge of moving to Copenhagen. Or so she thought… Once again, I was packing my entire life in two suitcases – one small and one big. The first time was two weeks before…

Money and Relationships: Studying Abroad as FGLI

Diana Venus, 2024, Anthropology, Psychology, she/her Diana is a sophomore studying abroad in Italy. In this blog, she talks about navigating life abroad and its difficulties as a low-income student. This is an honest review of her one-month experience in Bologna with its discoveries, frustrations, and life lessons. Part 1. Navigating real life Here’s a…

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,…

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…

Murphy’s Law

Travel often doesn’t turn out as you’d perhaps dreamed or even planned. Sometimes Murphy’s Law feels as if it hangs like an albatross around your neck. Whatever could go wrong … will, and often you can do little about it. But that’s what travel really is. Whether it’s an airport dash that ends in heartbreak…

One Thing I Forgot While in Madrid

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement) are the most important Jewish holidays. Celebrating this year in Madrid looks a little different than usual for Rebecca Dowd. Rebecca is majoring in Science and Society and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. She is currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I was one of 6 Jews in my high…