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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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…

Daily Chatter-Sign Up and Stay Updated over the Summer

Daily Chatter is an international daily mobile-friendly newsletter–the only newsletter dedicated exclusively to global news reaching every region of the world! It’s independent, non-partisan, and free to all students, faculty and staff. Sign up with your school address to have Daily Chatter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning: https://www.dailychatter.com/wesleyan/.

Watson Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Watson Fellowship provides $36,000 in stipend and travel expenses along with other benefits (health insurance contribution, student loan support and disability support where needed) to allow college graduates to take on a personal passion project outside the US in the year after they graduate. Members of the Class of 2023 who are curious about…
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