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 to further integrate and expand Wesleyan’s commitment to global learning. The Fries Center’s many inter-related functions and activities can be accessed through the links at the left. 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 Wes and the World Newsletter here.

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Pachaysana Unlearning Series Kicks Off September 21

Pachaysana Unlearning Series Kicks Off September 21

Our partners in Ecuador, Fundación Pachaysana, who brought us virtual study abroad courses in the spring of 2021, are back on a Zoom near you this year! They will be presenting a series of workshops and webinars known as the Unlearning Series. The series is cosponsored by the College of Letters, Fries Center for Global…
FGSS Fall Symposium: Decolonial Feminisms

FGSS Fall Symposium: Decolonial Feminisms

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 2:00PM- 4:00PM (EST) In person in Judd Hall 116 and live-streamed. Check back here for zoom link on day of event. Decolonial feminism considers the relation between gender and coloniality and seeks to disrupt the power relations of colonialism, settler colonialism and racial capitalism. The symposium will feature talks by Fania…
45th Navaratri Festival

45th Navaratri Festival

Navaratri, one of India’s major festival celebrations, is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. Wesleyan’s 45th annual festival celebrates the diversity of Indian music and dance with the virtual events below. Presented by the Center for the Arts, Music Department, and Dance Department, with…
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