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; to subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

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WesStories: Performances of Multilingual Voices

WesStories: Performances of Multilingual Voices

We still have a few spots for performers at WesStories! Multilingual singers, poetry readers, speech givers, and other forms of oral performance/lecture are welcome. The performance will take place on Nov. 21st at 7:30 pm in the DFC as part of International Education Week. Dinner will be served (Indian or Thai – we’re still deciding).…
Admission Open House: November 11, 2019

Admission Open House: November 11, 2019

We aspire for Wesleyan to be a strong liberal arts institution where students become globally competent leaders. This requires knowledge, language skills, and cultural sensitivity in order to exercise effective and responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world. We strongly believe that multilingual literacy has many benefits (cognitive, economic, social, health-related) and that as a result,…
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