Practice your language skills with the Language Buddies program!

Are you worried about maintaining your hard-earned language skills over the summer break? Sign up to be a Language Buddy, a program sponsored by the Fries Center for Global Studies that seeks to connect Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks through a series of…

Daily Chatter-Sign Up and Stay Updated over the Summer

Daily Chatter is an international daily mobile-friendly newsletter–the only newsletter dedicated exclusively to global news reaching every region of the world! It’s independent, non-partisan, and free to all students, faculty and staff. Sign up with your school address to have Daily Chatter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning: https://www.dailychatter.com/wesleyan/.

Watson Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Watson Fellowship provides $36,000 in stipend and travel expenses along with other benefits (health insurance contribution, student loan support and disability support where needed) to allow college graduates to take on a personal passion project outside the US in the year after they graduate. Members of the Class of 2023 who are curious about…

Portraits insolites de Paris

Paris Jensen Class of 2022 Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris, Fall 2021 There’s a French word, insolite, that doesn’t translate exactly into English. It is somewhere in between “surprising” and “improbable.” It’s not an imprecise word though, and when I hear it, it calls a very specific image to mind: a Saturday night at the aquarium,…

Research and Goldfish Among Other Things in Sweden

Uresa Ahmeti Class of 2022 Carleton Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe, Fall 2021 I never even questioned it. I knew I wanted to study abroad. As an International student from Kosovo just being here at Wesleyan is a study abroad experience in itself. Yet, precisely because I know how amazing it is to travel…

Feeling Foreign

Nicholas Summerson Class of 2023 Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris, Spring 2022 When I arrived in Paris I was so excited to adventure and discover the city, meet French people, eat new food, go to museums, see the famous landmarks—but most importantly I was ready to have fun. After all I am a 20 year old…

WRP Advocacy Week: The Contemporary Refugee Crisis

  The Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP), a student-run group at Wesleyan University hoping to bring awareness to issues affecting displaced people world-wide, is holding several consecutive events on “The Contemporary Refugee Crisis” by invited guests for Advocacy Week. Come sit in on one of the lectures to learn about the most relevant challenges that refugees…

Korean Culture Festival

Come join the Korean Student Association in a celebration of Korean Culture on Saturday, April 23 from 12-3pm at the CEAS Center! There will be multiple performances including Korean drumming, games such as gonggi and yutnori, as well as food! This event is open to everyone, so make sure to bring your friends and spread…

Talk on Asian American Mental Health w/ David L. Eng & Shinhee Han

Please join AASC for a talk on Asian American mental health with David L. Eng and Shinhee Han, the authors of “Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans.” The event will be in the Fries Center for Global Studies on Friday, April 22, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., and…

If You Are Hesitant to Study Abroad…

Amsterdam City Center

Genesis Pimentel, Class of 2023 American Studies Major with a Certificate in Creative Writing   I did not want to study abroad.   I had been hesitant to apply to any program, but if I were to go anywhere, I was going to go to Spain. All summer, I had been researching all the places I…

Post-Grad Fellow Positions in Fries Center and Writing Center

The Fries Center and the Writing Center are excited to announce four one-year Fellow positions for graduating seniors or recent alums. The details of these positions vary; here we will highlight the two most relevant to “Wesleyan and the World.” See here for more information about the other Writing Center positions. NEW: Global Language and Outreach…

First-Year Students: Apply for the Global Engagement Minor

Apply to the Global Engagement Minor

The Global Engagement Minor (GEM) is a unique opportunity for Wesleyan students to explore their academic interests, extracurricular activities, and language skills in learning how to navigate the world. The GEM provides flexibility like no other, allowing students to select courses that provide a global perspective according to their interests, continue previous language study or…

First-Year Students: Apply for the Human Rights Advocacy Minor

Apply Now New Minor in Human Rights Advocacy

A new Minor in Human Rights Advocacy to be launched this fall. As a student at Wesleyan, you are eligible to participate in this unique program. Please note that the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 23. The Minor builds on the pilot program in human rights advocacy developed over the past several years in conjunction with the University…

Wesleyan Recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

For the third year in a row, Wesleyan University was named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary…

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…