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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F-1 Reminders & Involvement Opportunities from OISA

F-1 Reminders & Involvement Opportunities from OISA

Greetings, Global Cardinals! Please take a moment to read these announcements and reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). For students in F-1 visa status (studying at Wesleyan on an I-20): If you are planning to travel and/or renew your visa over fall/winter break, please read the email we sent to you on…
Oktoberfest at German Haus

Oktoberfest at German Haus

On a warm and sunny Saturday, around 30 students joined the German Haus to celebrate the Oktoberfest, but with unique twists. While the Bavarian festival traditionally calls for Dirndl and Lederhosen, Wesleyan students were clad in their typical eclectic fashion. Laughing and smiling, they learned about German culture and language. Bright-colored blue and white Bavarian themed table…
Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

Travel often doesn’t turn out as you’d perhaps dreamed or even planned. Sometimes Murphy’s Law feels as if it hangs like an albatross around your neck. Whatever could go wrong … will, and often you can do little about it. But that’s what travel really is. Whether it’s an airport dash that ends in heartbreak…
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