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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Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Find New Ways to Engage Students under COVID

Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Find New Ways to Engage Students under COVID

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to affect Wesleyan’s study abroad programs and the ability of our students to travel abroad, language faculty, Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs), and the Assistant Director of Intercultural and Language Learning, Natalia Roman-Alicea, have been searching for ways to create opportunities to connect and interact digitally with different countries, languages,…
Study Abroad Peer Mentors

Study Abroad Peer Mentors

While it’s unclear at this point when study abroad may resume, students who are hoping to study abroad during their undergraduate experience are encouraged to use this time to consider their options and possible next steps. One of the best ways for students to understand the study abroad process is by speaking with a fellow…
Study abroad suspended for spring 2021

Study abroad suspended for spring 2021

Due to ongoing travel, academic, and health and safety factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has made the difficult decision to suspend study abroad again for spring 2021. This includes our programs in Paris, Bologna, and Madrid, as well as programs run by other institutions or organizations in which Wesleyan students participate. For…
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