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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Remote Learning Resources for International Students

Remote Learning Resources for International Students

Written by Jackie García ’22 As the pandemic has completely transformed the way in which we carry out our lives, many students have had to tackle remote learning from different places all over the world. Although some Wes students have been lucky enough to learn remotely from their dorm rooms or their homes in the…
From Gender Expressions in Language to Netflix, ASL, and Morality: Students and Faculty Shine in the 4th Power of Language Conference

From Gender Expressions in Language to Netflix, ASL, and Morality: Students and Faculty Shine in the 4th Power of Language Conference

This article was written collectively by faculty and staff from the Power of Language Steering Committee. On Saturday April 10th, Wesleyan hosted its fourth annual The Power of Language (POL) conference. Originally, this conference was spearheaded by Dr. Sole Anatrone (Vassar College), a Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian. The success of the first conference in…
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome during Fellowships Applications

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome during Fellowships Applications

Written by Genesis Garcia ’22 Note: This event has been postponed to Monday, May 3, 5-6pm On May 3, 2021, from 5pm to 6pm Fellowships will be hosting a forum to discuss overcoming imposter syndrome regarding applications for fellowships, graduate school, jobs, internships, etc. Applying for anything can be very nerve-wracking, and these feelings can…
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