Welcome to the Fries Center for Global Studies, Wesleyan’s hub for intercultural and multilingual engagement. Building on the decades of experience at Wesleyan with education abroad, international studies, and language education, the Fries Center was founded in 2015. In 2022, President Michael Roth issued a Presidential Statement on Internationalization that makes explicit what we mean by “internationalization” and sets forth a range of goals for the next five years. The Fries Center’s many inter-related functions and activities can be accessed via our main menu. We also maintain an active blog featuring activities and opportunities (see below) and send out a newsletter every other week with highlights from the blog. Subscribe to the Wes and the World Newsletter here.

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Wesleyan Named Fulbright Program Top Producing Institution for Fifth Year in a Row

The U.S. Department of State has released its list of Fulbright Program Top Producing Institutions for the 2023-2024 academic year and Wesleyan University has earned a spot for the fifth consecutive year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists,…

Fulbright US Student Program Semifinalist News: 19 Semifinalists in 17 Countries

by Diana Zhumalieva and Baron Fisher The Office of Fellowships at the Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to announce that 19 Wesleyan applicants have been named Fulbright semifinalists. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program partners with more than 140 countries to provide college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals opportunities to pursue graduate study,…

Power of Language Week 2024 is Here!

The Power of Language Week Committee is excited to announce that this year’s Power of Language Week has arrived! Held between Friday, February 16th to Friday, February 23rd, Power of Language Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the growing community of multilingualism on campus. We strive to make Power of Language Week an opportunity…
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