Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Many nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships require nomination from Wesleyan University. As Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges, Kate Smith is a resource to interested applicants and supports them throughout the process. Kate is located within the Fries Center for Global Studies in order to support interested applicants connect their study abroad and language learning to future fellowships and … Read moreFellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Study Abroad, Cultural Immersion, and Language Courses

A warm welcome to Wesleyan from the Office of Study Abroad, located in the Fries Center for Global Studies. Wesleyan considers study abroad to be an essential part of a liberal arts education for students majoring in any subject. A meaningful cross-cultural experience sharpens our understanding of ourselves in relation to the world in which we live. It … Read moreStudy Abroad, Cultural Immersion, and Language Courses

Deadline for Course Registration Preferences — August 1, 5 p.m.

The time is drawing near to submit your ranked preferences for seven First Year Seminars and seven intro/general courses.  Check that you have a balanced schedule and that your plan of study: has three of four courses in each of the three divisions (NSM, SBS, HA); includes at least one in a subject you love … Read moreDeadline for Course Registration Preferences — August 1, 5 p.m.

The Four Competencies at Wesleyan

COMPETENCIES AT WESLEYAN:  Approaches to Consider in Your Plan of Study Flexible Framework for Considering Competencies While at Wesleyan, students engage in the deep study of an academic field once they have declared a major, and they develop academic breadth through their general education coursework. In addition, they will also build broad, interdisciplinary skills through … Read moreThe Four Competencies at Wesleyan

Why Foreign Language Study is A Good Idea for Every Student!

Dean’s Note:  This is a great piece about the benefits of foreign-language study at Wesleyan.  As entering first-years, you are in a prime position either to begin a new language, especially if you want to reach the level needed to study in a country whose language Wes teaches, or to build upon your previous learning … Read moreWhy Foreign Language Study is A Good Idea for Every Student!

Another New FYS!

Check out another new addition to the First Year Seminars! AMST119.01 Reading Difference Also, check out, if you have not already, the newly-p0sted course being taught in FILM by Michael Pope, the long-time collaborator of Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls), called the “The Art of Doing,” then definitely do so.  It is a Permission-of-Instructor course and applications … Read moreAnother New FYS!

Thoughts from a Peer Advisor: “Being a Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success”

Being A Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the verb advocate means to “publicly recommend or support.” Advocacy, the noun conjugation of advocate, is defined as “public support for or recommendation for a particular cause or policy.” However, self-advocate and self-advocacy are not officially defined in any … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: “Being a Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success”

New Course: “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen”

This new course will be hosted by Film and taught by Wes alumna Amanda Palmer’s long-time collaborator, Michael Pope. (If you are not familiar with Amanda Palmer’s work, you can check her out here: http://amandapalmer.net/) It is a Permission of Instructor (POI) course with notification of admission on August 31. Title: “The Art of Doing: Creative … Read moreNew Course: “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen”