Academics

Stranded Scholar Library Access Initiative

Thanks to support from Academic Affairs and the Library, Wesleyan is now participating in the New University in Exile Consortium’s Stranded Scholar Library Access Initiative. In brief, this means that we can provide digital library access to scholars at risk who are unable to carry on their research because they have been cut off from…

Meet the Study Abroad Ambassadors

Looking for some guidance when it comes to study abroad? Want to talk to someone who’s been there, done that? Your Wesleyan peers are here to help! Introducing the Study Abroad Ambassadors. Launched for the first time this Fall, the Study Abroad Ambassador program is made up of seven Wesleyan students who have all studied…

Four Wesleyan seniors receive campus nomination for the Watson Fellowship

Written by Genesis Garcia ’22 Image (left to right): Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham, Indigo Pellegrini de Paur, Grace Lopez, and Will Briskin The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is one of the many prestigious fellowships that Wesleyan students can apply to. National fellowships are completely funded programs that support independent study, exploration, research, or teaching for about…

International Education Week Open Call for Events

International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, 2020, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The goal of IEW this year at Wesleyan is to provide an opportunity for student organizations to connect with students virtually, both across the U.S and around the globe, to share current realities and new…

Eighteen Wesleyan seniors apply for the Watson Fellowship

Written by Genesis Garcia ‘22 First Row (left to right): Kai Burton, Lupita Sanchez, Jesse Simmons, Pablo Wickham, Sophie Talcove-Berko, and Sarah Shehreen Second Row (left to right): Lizzie Edwards, Alice Swan, Nour-Saïda Harzallah, Lexi Cummings, and Will Briskin Third Row: Tessa Zitter, Grace Lopez, Akanksha Kalasabail, Jace Arouet, Indigo Pellegrini de Paur, and Julio…

Spring 2021 Study Abroad Deadlines

The Office of Study Abroad is currently accepting applications for Spring 2021 study abroad. Wesleyan administration will continue to monitor the pandemic and a decision will be made by November 1 as to whether or not spring study abroad may proceed. Students who are interested in studying abroad in Spring 2021 are encouraged to apply.…

Welcome our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are joining us virtually this semester.   FLTAs are non-degree seeking graduate students who join Wesleyan for one year to enhance our students’ language learning experience. They come to Wes from China, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, India, and Colombia! They are appointed through Wesleyan’s language departments and work under the supervision of the…

(Even) More Language Learning Opportunities!

Adding to Wesleyan’s already robust language offerings, the Alternative Language Study Options program provides additional resources for students who may be interested in learning languages not available through language departments. This program may be helpful for those interested in preparing for a study abroad experience or looking to maintain and expand proficiency in a language learned while abroad. It may also be useful to start learning a language for other curricular purposes or for personal enrichment.  These additional language…

What is “CLAC”? The Communist Experience in Russian

We at Wesleyan are now entering the third year of offering “Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum” (or CLAC) courses. These are courses taught in languages other than English, all of which provide students and faculty across the campus with opportunities to deepen their engagement with their subjects through the use and further development of…

Fries Center for Global Studies launches Internationalizing the Curriculum Initiative

By most measures, Wesleyan University is a fairly internationalized institution. There is the Fries Center for Global Studies, fifteen languages are taught, study abroad participation is healthy, there are many international students and faculty, and we offer a range of courses dealing with international, transnational, and cross-cultural subjects. For many years, however, perhaps the most visible indicator of internationalization at Wesleyan has…