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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November OISA Events, Reminders, and Opportunities

November OISA Events, Reminders, and Opportunities

Greetings, Global Cardinals (Wesleyan international students)! Please read the following announcements and reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA): WesStories with ISA Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30-9:00 p.m. EDT (location TBD) Calling all talented, multilingual Wesleyan students! The Shapiro Center for Writing, OISA, and the International Student Association (ISA) are seeking performers of…
Invisible Suitcase

Invisible Suitcase

Halfway through her semester abroad in Paris, France, Paris Jensen '22 reflects that it takes some practice to learn how to pack a suitcase. Especially the kind you can’t touch or see.   I find myself telling people on the phone, since I arrived in France, that the interesting thing about traveling is that it both changes you and…
International Education Week 2021 Events Announced

International Education Week 2021 Events Announced

  Organized annually by the Fries Center of Global Studies (FCGS), International Education Week (IEW) is a collaborative initiative to promote intercultural learning, global awareness, and a greater sense of interconnectedness among the Wesleyan community.  This year, we are excited to be joined by several student organizations, offices, and departments at Wesleyan in hosting events…
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