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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FLTA Series: Introducing Amira Ounis

FLTA Series: Introducing Amira Ounis

Hello! I am Amira Ounis from Constantine, Algeria. Constantine is one of the ancient cities in the world. It is known with its seven hanged bridges that date back to ancient epochs. I graduated from a Teachers’ College in 2017. Since then, I occupied a position of a primary teacher of English in high school.…
Spring 23 Global Education Lecture Series

Spring 23 Global Education Lecture Series

Can education be both empowering and oppressive? Can human rights approaches best meet the educational needs of our incredibly diverse global population? Join the College of Education Studies Global Education Lecture Series to learn with six educational researchers, activists, and practitioners from four continents as they share their work. Connect with folks from around the…
Sign up for Power of Language Week 2023

Sign up for Power of Language Week 2023

Power of Language is back for 2023! This year, in lieu of having Power of Language be a sole conference, we will be launching a week of events in honor of the Bengali Language Movement, and this year’s themes for POL are: self determination to preserve one’s mother tongue and the protection of critical languages.…
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