Events and Programs

As one of our goals and strategies to help students transcend their academic disciplines, we coordinate curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences in accordance with the demands of a global education. Here you will find information about the events and programs we offer.

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    Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC)

    The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and find ways to incorporate an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals.

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    World Literature in Translation

    Courses in WLIT include any that focus significantly on the reading and interpretation of literary texts (broadly construed to include prose, poetry, and film) originally produced in languages other than English, but studied in English translation. 
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    Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar

    In order to continue to promote intercultural and global learning, FCGS holds a seminar designed to help faculty internationalize their courses and curriculum. Faculty members come together to discuss their efforts, past and future, to incorporate global perspectives and intercultural learning into their teaching and curriculum. The outcome for each participant should be a new course, a new unit of a course, an existing course re-worked, or other project in which each faculty member demonstrably internationalizes their teaching or their department’s curriculum.
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    Power of Language Conference

    The purpose of this conference is to highlight bilingualism, multilingualism, and second language acquisition in order to showcase the many forms that cross-lingual communication can take, while also highlighting the importance of linguistic empathy in our increasingly multicultural and interconnected community.

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    International Education Week

    International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

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    Global Education in the Liberal Arts Conference

    The Sixth Annual Global Engagement in the Liberal Arts Conference will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 and Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Wesleyan University. This conference's theme is Language, Identity, and Global Learning: The Values of Multilingualism.

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    Wes and the World Photo Contest

    Each year, we ask Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes in the World Photo Contest. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.

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    Language Buddies

    The Language Buddies program is a program housed in the Fries Center for Global Studies that matches or groups interested Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks through a series of self-paced, conversational activities.