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,…

Cultivating Community and Culture: The Wesleyan Vietnamese Language Initiative

by Nataly Huyhua At the core of Wesleyan University, a remarkable initiative led by Khai Tran, Wesleyan’sacademic support coordinator, and Diana Tran, a passionate second-year student, stands as abeacon of cultural celebration and community. The establishment of a Vietnamese LanguageTable, serving as a gathering for students to engage in conversation and immerse themselves inthe Vietnamese…

Truman Scholarship for Public Service

Are you interested in a career in public service? Is pursuing a career that advances the public good the way you want to make an impact on the world? If so, and if you’ve been building a track record of leadership experience, you might be interested in the Truman Scholarship.This session will discuss the campus process…

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…

Frac/tions: Showcasing the Stories of Third Culture Kids

Frac/tions is a digital magazine that aims to showcase the stories of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). These are individuals who spend the majority of their formative years in geographic and cultural transience. They may live abroad because of their parents’ careers or something else; they may have moved frequently or only once; they may identify…

Chinese Students Enjoy a Traditional Tea Ceremony at the Mid-Autumn Festival

by Kaili Shi, Chinese FLTA On a rainy Friday evening, the Chinese Program at Wesleyan celebrated the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, bringing together students from around the world to savor delicious mooncakes and experience the warmth of this traditional Chinese festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the “Moon Festival” or “Harvest Moon Festival,” is one…

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…

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…

Payne Fellowship: Careers for Foreign Service

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This opportunity is open to US citizens with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, seeking careers in the foreign service in international…

International Education Week is Coming Back to Wes!

The Wesleyan International Education Week Committee invites everyone to submit event proposals for the 2023 International Education Week taking place November 13 -17!  Deadline to submit is October 15th. International Education Week (IEW) is a national event, historically celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. At our celebration here at Wesleyan, we are committed to being collectively mindful of the…

Fellowships and Scholarships for Careers for the Public Good Event on October 11

Thanks to all who attended the event about Fellowships and Scholarships for Careers for the Public Good at the Fries Center for Global Studies on Wednesday October 11th. Associate Director for Fellowships, Erica Kowsz, presented an overview of some of the many fellowship opportunities that can support students’ (and recent alumni’s) career trajectories in public…

#AuntieLookedAmazing at Wesleyan: LaWhore Vagistan’s Lessons in Drag

On the evening of Wednesday, September 27, the Global South Asian Studies Program welcomed LaWhore Vagistan to the stage of the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. LaWhore Vagistan, the alter ego of Tufts University performance studies scholar Kareem Khubchandani, is everyone’s favorite overdressed, overeducated, and oversaturated South Asian drag auntie. LaWhore’s performance was part lecture,…

Caribbean Students’ Association Revitalized!

by Daëlle Coriolan Prior to the pandemic, the Caribbean Students’ Association was a vibrant and active club here at Wes. After COVID, there’s been efforts to revitalize it and bring it back but no active initiative. That’s when Anisah, Sabina, and I decided to start it back up officially. Last Sunday, September 24th, we had…

Get Engaged: TESOL Opportunities This Semester

by Julia Gardner Looking for a way to get locally and globally engaged while gaining skills in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)? There are several opportunities through Wesleyan that are still seeking participants. Wesleyan’s ELL (English Language Learners) program, which has been operating for the last seven years, offers two distinct opportunities:…