Student Story

Meet and Greet: Kiarah Young ’23

My name is Kiarah Young. I’m from Sacramento, California. I am double majoring in Government: American Politics and African American Studies. I am the LRT Digital Specialist. I work alongside Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret to digitize movies for professors. I also assist in recording lectures and editing them into full videos. I had prior experience with media…

Meet and Greet: Nick Sng ’23

My name is Nick Sng and I’m a Freeman Asian Scholar from Singapore. My major is still undecided, but I’m thinking of pursuing a University Major in Human-Centered Design, combining courses from Psychology, Studio Art, Anthropology, Computer Science and IDEAS. I work at the Fries Center for Global Studies as a Media Assistant, assisting TAs…

Haoran Zhang ’20 nominated for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellow Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellow Program in partnership with The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately twelve one-year fellowships to graduating seniors to work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars who are working on a range of policy topics. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy…

Meet and Greet: Sophie Taveras Shelley ’22

My name is Sophie Taveras Shelley. I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and am currently a sophomore here at Wesleyan. I’m pursuing an Italian major and work at the Fries Center for Global Studies as a Media Assistant. I help out members of the FCGS staff with preparing for upcoming events as well as…

Student Panel on Applying for Fellowships

Written by Inayah Bashir ‘20 On Thursday, November 21, 2019, FCGS celebrated International Education Week by highlighting how students can use fellowships to develop international experiences. Using Fellowships to Build Your Global Experience was an afternoon panel featuring students who have completed the fellowship application process this Fall. Three student panelists and a student moderator…

Meet and Greet: Caroline Bonnevie ’23

My name is Caroline Bonnevie and I’m from Boston, MA. Currently, my major is undecided, but I’m considering double majoring in Psychology and History or Government. I am also a Digital Specialist for the Fries Center for Global Studies. My work consists of taping lectures and classes, editing videos, assisting with the creation of e-portfolios…

Meet & Greet: Inayah Bashir ’20

My name is Inayah Bashir, and I am from East Orange, NJ. I am a College of Social Studies major, and I am receiving a Writing Certificate with a concentration in Creative Writing. As the 2019-2020 Fellowship Assistant, I work alongside Magda Zapędowska, Assistant Director of Fellowships. Together, we plan events, create materials, and brainstorm…

Summer In Italy: A Student’s Reflection

Hi, my name is Lexi and I’m a junior at Wesleyan majoring in Psychology. This past summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime to study abroad to Italy for a little over a month during the summer. Through this incredible opportunity I traveled with a group of people, mostly from different SUNY universities as…

Fellowship Highlight: Three Wesleyan Seniors Apply for the Luce

Written by Inayah Bashir ’20 with Magdalena Zapędowska The mission of the Luce Scholars Program is to enhance the understanding of Asia among future American leaders through individual professional placements combined with language training in Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia. Up to 18 fellowships are awarded each year. The program is open to U.S. citizens and…

All About Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Fulbright and Watson Fellowship Applicants

Written by Inayah Bashir ‘20 and Magdalena Zapędowska National fellowships are prestigious, merit-based awards that provide full funding for students and recent alumni to pursue experiences such as international travel, independent research, graduate study in the U.S. or abroad, and English language teaching outside the U.S. The two biggest programs open to Wesleyan applicants are…