Study Abroad

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…

Let’s Talk About Culture (before Studying Abroad): The Intercultural Pre-Departure Workshop!

The Offices of Intercultural Learning and Study Abroad are excited to host an Intercultural Pre-Departure Workshop over lunch for this spring semester’s outgoing study abroad students.  On Sunday, December 3rd at 11:30 a.m. in the Daniel Family Commons, Director for Intercultural Learning, Anita Deeg-Carlin, along with her colleagues in the Office of Study Abroad, will…

Introducing the Fall 2023 Study Abroad Student Cohort!

Every semester, the Office of Study Abroad selects a cohort of students who are currently studying abroad and who have studied abroad in the past. In this way, students have the opportunity to share study abroad experiences, during or after their time abroad! The Global Correspondents are students who are currently completing their semester or…

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 Abroad📍Santiago, 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…