“Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters”

Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters Presenter: Philip Lutgendorf (University of Iowa) 4:30 pm Thursday, October 3 Russell House, 350 High St, Wesleyan University Followed by a reception with the speaker In a world faced with ominous and intractable problems—global warming, armed conflict, the erosion of democratic values—sharply…

World News in 2 Minutes (for free)!

Find out what’s in the news around the world each weekday morning. The Fries Center for Global Studies has teamed up with DailyChatter, an international daily newsletter that curates some of the most interesting and important global developments and prepares a conversational, easy-to-read report designed to be read on your smartphone or any other digital…

Learn a New Language with Mango Languages!

Many Wesleyan students study or intern abroad in countries whose languages are not regularly taught at Wesleyan. Mango Languages affords the entire Wesleyan community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni—the opportunity to be introduced to the over 70 world languages offered through this online resource. Anyone can create an account and begin to learn a…

CALLING FOR PHOTOS: 4th Annual Wes And The World Photo Contest

Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies hosts the Wes And The World Photo Contest. We ask Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants. The purpose of…

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and find ways to incorporate an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. The Fries Center for Global…

International-U.S. Student Roommate Dinner

During WesWOW (Wesleyan Week of Welcome), the Office of International Student Affairs and the Fries Center for Global Studies collaborated to put together a formal dinner for international students and their domestic U.S. roommates in order to share a meal and explore cross-cultural understanding. The event took place on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 from 5…

Join the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

Apply to Serve on the International Student Advisory Board Deadline: Friday, September 15, 11:59 pm Applications for the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) are due soon! Find out more information about ISAB by watching this video. Have your voice heard in shaping policies and services at Wesleyan! Questions? Email isab@wesleyan.edu. International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) informs and advises the International…

OISA: Processing Time, Drop-In Hours, and OPT Workshops

The processing time is now online. Students should plan accordingly to either visit us during one of our drop-in hours or make an appointment to see an OISA staff. Fall OISA drop-in hours: Tues. 10:00-11:00 am, 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. 2:00-3:30 pm Thurs. 11:30 am-1:00 pm Fri. 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops:…

Study Abroad Fair (Fall 2019)

  On September 5th, the WesWOW tent hosted the Wesleyan’s annual Study Abroad Fair. The event, coordinated by the Office of Study Abroad, provided an opportunity for prospective students to connect with over 25 organizational and institutional representatives, speak to returned students, and explore a myriad of different programs. With hundreds of programs represented partner…

Welcome our Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)

Please welcome our 2019-20 Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) to Wes! Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are non-degree seeking graduate students who come to Wesleyan for one year to enhance our students’ language learning experience. They come to Wes from China, Japan, Tunisia, France, Spain, Italy, and Colombia! They are appointed through Wesleyan’s language departments…

Welcome to Wesleyan’s Global Community!

This has been a year of growth and change across all areas “global” at Wesleyan. After several years of modest declines, participation in study abroad went up significantly, enrollments in language classes ticked up, and the volume of international students continued to rise. We saw notable successes by our students applying for fellowships, including the…

Winter Clothes Shopping Trip

This winter supplies shopping trip is for the Class of 2023 international students, international transfer/exchange/visiting students and FLTAs. The trip is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019. We will leave campus at 10 a.m. for Westfarms Mall (in West Hartford, CT) and plan to return to campus at 3 p.m. Office of International Student Affairs…

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops

International Students in the classes of 2020 & 2021 are welcome to attend. Wesleyan international students graduating this December are strongly encouraged to attend. Information covered in these sessions include:

Traditional Japanese Instruments in Contemporary Society

Students in higher education today have access to the wealth of Japan-focused courses and study abroad programs – but compared to literature, visual arts, tea ceremony, and other arts and humanities, Japanese music often remains very inaccessible to students. In spite of their aesthetic appeal and rich musical history, many Japanese instruments can be surprisingly…

Distinguished History Lecture: “Nature and the Writing of History”

Since the 1960s, new perspectives—ranging from social history to the gender, post-colonial and linguistic turns—have reshaped the writing of history. The environmental turn, however, has failed to have a similar impact. This lecture explores why and argues for an approach that puts nature at the heart of our historical narratives.