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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Study Abroad Info Sessions in Fall 2021

Study Abroad Info Sessions in Fall 2021

  Gilman Scholarship Wednesday, September 15 4:00-5:00pm Zoom link The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. Over 3,600 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern…
Introducing the Global Correspondent Program

Introducing the Global Correspondent Program

  The Office of Study Abroad launched the Global Correspondent Program at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Five students who are studying abroad this fall were selected as the inaugural Global Correspondents.    While abroad, Global Correspondents will document their study abroad experience through various storytelling formats including blog posts, photos, social media takeovers, and videos. While students…
Fries Center for Global Studies 2020-2021 Annual Report

Fries Center for Global Studies 2020-2021 Annual Report

Want to better understand what the Fries Center does and the opportunities to collaborate with us? Check out our 2020-2021 Annual Report. The “Executive Summary” from that report follows; for the rest of the report, follow that link! Executive Summary The pandemic-induced pause on study abroad coupled with the arrival of two new colleagues meant…
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