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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Spotlight on Pedro Pascual Villanueva, our new Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

Spotlight on Pedro Pascual Villanueva, our new Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

The Fries Center for Global Studies and Department of Less Commonly Taught Languages is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor of American Sign Language, Pedro Pascual Villanueva! A teacher at heart, Pascual’s lifelong career focuses on sign language teaching, as both L1 and L2. Pascual strives to keep abreast of the best practices in teaching languages…
Fall 2022 Courses on global or international themes with seats available

Fall 2022 Courses on global or international themes with seats available

Listed below are courses taking place this fall that relate to global or international themes that are still available for students to register for. Be sure to check them out before the available spots fill up! AFAM267 The Caribbean in Relation One of the main questions that we will address throughout the course is what…
A Place as Old as Time Itself

A Place as Old as Time Itself

Nick Bowman, Class of 2023, spent Fall 2021 in Scotland, Spring 2022 in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Summer 2022 in Jerusalem studying abroad. The dulcet tones of our pilot’s southern drawl announcing our approach to the Charlotte airport after a semester abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands seems a distant memory as…
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