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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What games can bring to your language learning experience

What games can bring to your language learning experience

Have you ever noticed the board games held in Fisk 209? These are open to the community and language classes at Wesleyan. But why board games? The Italian Department at Wesleyan has been holding board game nights led by Professor Camilla Zamboni since fall 2018. At these events, Italian students, professors, TAs, and anyone else…
Yeia sas everyone! Welcome to Elementary Modern Greek class!

Yeia sas everyone! Welcome to Elementary Modern Greek class!

Elementary Modern Greek is taught by Hrissi Haldezos, who is an alumna of Wesleyan, where she currently works as an administrator in student accounts. She has always loved languages, and was a Classical Studies major at Wesleyan where she studied Ancient Greek. She regularly visits her extended family in Greece, with the exception of the…
News from our students who are currently studying in Germany

News from our students who are currently studying in Germany

Several of our GRST majors and minors have been living and studying in Germany this fall. I asked them to share some of their experiences with us. So far, I have received three letters that I would like to share with you. The first letter is from Evelyn Mesler ‘21, who majored in German Studies,…
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