7 College Virtual Study Away Fair

Wesleyan University is partnering with six peer institutions to conduct a virtual study away fair on September 23 from 3-6pm EST. Normally held on Andrus Field, Wesleyan’s annual study abroad fair has been redesigned into an entirely virtual format this year which will feature programs from around the world and within the United States. The 7 College Virtual…

Reimagine Challenge Essay Competition

The Reimagine Challenge 2020, announced this week during an episode of Reimagine podcast, is calling for college and university students to submit a short, written project proposal that addresses one of two topics:   Sparking a Global Movement  What is one concrete way that YOU could motivate 1,000,000 people to work in concert to make the world…

(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…

New Course Option: “Engaged Projects”

CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They deepen student learning…

Courses on global or international themes with seats available

We list here some of the fall-semester courses on global or international themes that still have seats available – some of them newly added to WesMaps. Check them out!   AMST 273:  Diasporic South Asian Writing Using novels, poems, short stories, and film, as well as scholarship on history, this course will focus upon the…

Study Abroad Ambassadors & Peer Mentors

The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce two new leadership opportunities for study abroad returnees to continue their global learning, support their peers, and make a lasting impact on the Wesleyan community. Study Abroad student leaders will work closely with the Office of Study Abroad to support Wesleyan students as they navigate each phase of…

New Minor Integrates Intercultural and Global Experiences

The Global Engagement Minor (GEM) is an exciting new opportunity that allows students to integrate their academic studies, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning in order to help them reflect on and further cultivate their intercultural development and global engagement. During their sophomore through senior years, GEM students will complete an introductory seminar, global perspective coursework, language…