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Welcome to Copenhagen!

by Meera Pawale There is only one thing that Danes love more than beer— it’s bicycling. The first few days after arriving in Copenhagen, before crossing the street, I would whip my head right and left in fear to check if there would be any bikes zooming in the bike lanes. A tinge of fear…

Computational Neuroscience Research in India

by Tasmiah Akter For two months this summer, Maryam Badr ‘25 traveled to the Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, India to do computational neuroscience research on hippocampal place cells with Dr. Sachin Deshmukh in the Department of Life Sciences. Maryam chose to take on this endeavor due to her passion for science, medicine, and…

Visit from a Watson Fellow: World Travels of Livia Cox, ’22

Tuesday Nov 14 at 4:30pm, Fisk 201 The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, open to Wesleyan seniors, allows a group of daring young leaders from select US colleges and universities to travel the world for a year after graduation, pursuing a project of their own design, centered on their own personal passions. As a Watson Fellow,…

Mooncakes, Karaoke, and Belonging: The Chinese Cultural Club’s Mid-Autumn Festival

by Beatrice Oey, Chair of CCC Last Friday, on September 29th, our community came together to celebrate the enchanting Mid-Autumn Festival, and what a wonderful evening it was! The event was a heartwarming blend of cultural traditions, delicious mooncakes, lively karaoke, and entertaining skits that left everyone with cherished memories. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a…

VIA: Fellowships in Asia and the United States

VIA is a fellowship program that offers groundbreaking experiential learning initiatives in both Asia and the United States, fostering cross-cultural comprehension, establishing collaborative relationships, and delivering life-changing encounters to our participants and the communities they engage with. VIA has programs in four different areas of interest, catering to a wide range of student interests. The…

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…

Global South Asian Studies: A New Major

South Asia encompasses a large region of the world and includes more than a quarter of the world’s population. Wesleyan’s new major, Global South Asian Studies, explores the cultures of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives, and the Tibetan cultural world in a worldwide context. GSAS offers insights into these cultures through…

Add/Drop’s Saviors: Six Fall 2023 Courses with Seats Available

Add/Drop’s Saviors: Six Fall 2023 Courses with Seats AvailableThis fall, six courses with seats available are being offered in collaboration with the Center for Global Studies. These courses are part of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Initiative, which employ the use of languages other than English to explore and discuss topics in…