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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Welcome to Wesleyan International Class of 2026!

Welcome to Wesleyan International Class of 2026!

As you’re packing your bags and getting ready to begin your US academic journey, let us help you prepare with “Academia, Culture, and Campus Life:What to Expect at Wes,” a free Coursera Course offered by Wesleyan in conjunction with the Shapiro Center for Writing and the Office of International Student Affairs. The course was developed…
Fulbright Spotlight: Interview with David Vizgan (’21), Astronomy Researcher in Denmark

Fulbright Spotlight: Interview with David Vizgan (’21), Astronomy Researcher in Denmark

Exploring Denmark... and the Earliest Origins of the UniverseBlog post prepared by Shiven Sankalia (’24), Fellowships Assistant, Spring 2022, with additions and edits by Dr. Erica Kowsz, Assistant Director for Fellowships at the Fries Center for Global Studies David Vizgan is a Wesleyan alum currently on a Fulbright Scholarship in Denmark. David graduated in 2021…

Practice your language skills with the Language Buddies program!

Are you worried about maintaining your hard-earned language skills over the summer break? Sign up to be a Language Buddy, a program sponsored by the Fries Center for Global Studies that seeks to connect Wes students, faculty, or staff members with one another to practice their language skills over academic breaks through a series of…
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