Study Abroad

The Critical Language Scholarship: Learn a Language and Live Abroad!

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) applications are opening soon! The CLS is an opportunity for American college and university students to study and delve into languages and cultures to promote with global engagement, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Every summer, undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at U.S. institutions nationwide embark on an immersive…

The Gilman International Scholarship: Accessible Study and Internship Opportunity Abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a U.S. State Department Program that aims to make study and internship abroad more accessible and inclusive for outstanding American students of limited financial means.  The October 2023 deadline application is for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between December 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024. This cycle encompasses Winter or January Term 2024, Spring 2024,…

A Summer in Taiwan

Baron Fisher ’26 For five weeks this summer, I studied at an intensive Chinese language program at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. My academic schedule consisted of a two-hour small group class that met five days a week and three electives that met once a week. For my electives, I selected Martial Arts…

Gringa Goes Abroadđź“ŤSantiago, Chile

Nicki Klar Seated awkwardly in the middle of thesidewalk on Erasmus, the notorious all-day party spot lining the block just outside my university, I made a comment to some friends I’d made minutes prior.“Que bacán” I said, which meant “How cool” inChilean speak. I continued to comment on how I could feel the metro just…

Testing a Happiness Hypothesis

Coming out of Covid-19, studying abroad seemed like a no-brainer to me; the opportunity to interact with as many new people as possible in a novel environment seemed like the perfect way to distance myself from the struggles of recent years. In many ways, I assumed it would be a sort of vacation (as I…

Meet the Study Abroad Peer Mentors!

Sasha GerberEmail: sgerber@wesleyan.eduSasha Gerber is a senior (class of 2023) and she is majoring in College of Letters and Classical Studies, and minoring in Jewish and Israeli Studies. In the spring semester of 2022 she studied in Tel Aviv, Israel, through the Study Abroad Program at Tel Aviv University. Sasha took intensive Hebrew classes throughout…

A Different Kind of City

As someone who makes being from New York her personality, I was extremely excited to take on a city environment for my study abroad program. While I had convinced myself that the adjustment in London would run smoothly, I was defeated my first night when I ate dinner at McDonald’s because nothing in the grocery…

Meet the New Global Correspondents for the Spring 2023 Semester!

The Global Correspondent Program is an initiative from within the Study Abroad Office that allows students and other members of the Wesleyan community to see what the day-to-day looks like for students studying abroad! This semester, six students were selected as Global Correspondents.    While abroad, Global Correspondents will document their study abroad experience through various…

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…