Scholarly exchange

Meet Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

A globally-engaged researcher, collaborator, and scientist, Teresita (Tere) Padilla-Benavides is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry committed to increasing access to the sciences and centering culturally diverse research. Tere conducts biochemistry research at the Hall-Atwater building, but her outreach spreads far beyond the lab, campus, and borders of the US to increase access…

Beyond the Weirdness of Time Zones and Snow in April

Written by Lucía Guerrero, Spanish FLTA (2020-2021) This week during one of my tertulias, one student Zoomed in from a very sunny field on campus, raving over how great the weather had been. The next day, another student told me that it’d snowed. Sitting just above the equator, my home city of Bogotá doesn’t have…

Unexpected Beautiful Experience

Written by Yassine Ben Abou, Arabic FLTA (2020-2021) The only thing that will never change is how fast time goes by no matter where you are on earth. It has been one year since I found out that I had won a Fulbright FLTA grant and would be spending this year in the U.S teaching…

Event Recap: Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

Despite uncertainties, the Office of Study Abroad hosted a well attended pre-departure orientation for Fall 2020On Wednesday May 6, the Office of Study Abroad hosted a virtual pre-departure orientation for students planning to study abroad for the fall semester. The orientation covered Wesleyan-specific considerations and items such as health and safety practices, acclimating to a…

Re-entry Adjustment: The Triumph and Challenges of Returning Home from Abroad

Returning from abroad can be difficult for students as they reacclimatize to life back in their own country. You have changed during your time abroad, home has changed, and you will be seeing familiar people, places, and behaviors from new perspectives. These changes will lead to some new emotional and psychological responses as part of a process called…