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 Priyanka Chakraborty

FLTA Series: Introducing Priyanka Chakraborty

Hello everyone! My name is Priyanka and I am the Fulbright FLTA for Hindi Language at Wesleyan for the academic session 2022-2023. I am from the beautiful, ancient and diverse country India. I was born in Kolkata, also called the city of joy which is located in the eastern part of India. I studied in…
A Sunday at the Korean Spa (+ Yummy Food)

A Sunday at the Korean Spa (+ Yummy Food)

Chris Noh (he/him) Class of 2024, Film and East Asian Studies November 13, 2022 Chris Noh felt intrigued and ambivalent prior to going to the spa (or “jimjilbang”) but left feeling refreshed and hungry for a delicious dinner, which there is no lack of in Seoul, South Korea.   I woke up at 10:43am –…
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