New Fair Trade Virtual Study Abroad Classes for Spring 2021!

New Courses Now in WesMaps!

CGST321 Theatre for Social Change

  • Taught in Spanish
  • Learn with Ecuadorian participants
  • Cross-listed with DANC320

CGST322 Storying and Re-Storying (Storytelling for Social Change)

  • Taught in Spanish
  • Learn with Ecuadorian participants
  • Cross-listed with DANC320

CGST340 Identity and Pacha

  • Taught in English
  • Learn from Ecuadorian educators
  • Cross-listed with ANTH250

CGST341 Critical Interculturality and the Pedagogy of Unlearning

  • Taught in English
  • Learn from Ecuadorian educators
  • Cross-listed with ANTH241

Interactive, experiential online courses provided by our partner in Ecuador

No additional tuition

Time zone same as CT

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Update on Global Coronavirus Emergency – 3/4/20

To the campus community:

As our campus looks forward to spring break, we are writing again with an update on the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We plan to provide regular updates going forward until the situation stabilizes. We have also created a new website with the latest information about the virus for the Wesleyan community, along with an FAQ addressing common questions and concerns, and links to other resources.

To date, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 at Wesleyan or in Connecticut. As the virus continues to spread through the U.S. and the rest of the world, the Wesleyan Emergency Response Team is actively managing our readiness and response to the epidemic. Health and safety continue to be the University’s top priority.

We are also closely monitoring the situation in countries around the globe. Earlier this week, we made a decision to close our study-abroad program in Bologna, Italy. Students in the program are instructed to return to their homes, and we’ve asked them not to visit campus until after spring break. Classes in the program will be offered online for the remainder of the semester. Students in several independent Wesleyan-approved programs in South Korea have also been sent home.

As many students prepare to leave campus over break, we urge everyone to make informed and thoughtful decisions about travel in consultation with their families. Wesleyan has made a recommendation that faculty, staff, and students should not travel internationally at this time. The Centers for Disease Control’s informative website contains resources to track COVID-19 cases by geography, advice for avoiding illness, and much more.

We are asking all faculty, staff, and students to register any travel beyond Connecticut—domestic or international—on this form.

As a reminder, Wesleyan’s campus will remain open over spring break. Students are permitted to remain in residences, and dining service and other supports will be available.

As always, no matter where you are in the world, please take common sense measures to stay healthy, such as washing hands and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

We will continue to communicate regular updates to the campus. If you have questions about services over spring break, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (860) 685-2772. Questions about study abroad can be directed to Associate Director of Study Abroad, Emily Gorlewski, at egorlewski@wesleyan.edu.

Rob Rosenthal, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

Become A Wesleyan Study Abroad Ambassador! – Info Session 3/3

Introducing the Wesleyan Study Abroad Ambassador Program! This brand new program gives study abroad returnees an opportunity to share their international experiences and support their fellow students in a meaningful way.

Study Abroad Ambassadors will work closely with the Office of Study Abroad to support Wesleyan students as they navigate each phase of their study abroad experience. Ambassadors will promote international experiences and intercultural learning opportunities, offer guidance to applicants and outgoing students, and support students once they return to campus.

Because this is a new program and we want study abroad returnees to help shape it, we are holding an information / brainstorming session on Tuesday, March 3. We hope to see you there!

Study Abroad Ambassador Info Session

Tuesday, March 3 from 12-1pm

Fisk 201

Lunch will be provided – Please RSVP here

Wesleyan and the World Photo Contest

It is that time of the year again! The Fries Center for Global Studies is hosting the 4th Annual Wes and the World PhotoContest and we are calling for photos.

Students interested in submitting photos to the photo contest should visit the Wes and the World blog to learn more about how to win, submission guidelines, contest rules, and how to submit their photographs. See full description below.


Each year the Fries Center for Global Studies hosts the Wes and the World Photo Contest. We ask Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the previous summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs. This group includes study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.

The purpose of the Wes in the World Photo Contest is to share stories about humanity across the globe through photographs within these four categories: contemporary issues, landscape, people, and cross-cultural learning. Our hope with these categories is to allow students to reflect on ways in which their global experience transcends borders by working towards perspective-taking, appreciating the wonderful landscapes of the earth, raising awareness about peoples and cultures outside of their ethnocentric lens, and connecting with others through cross-cultural exchange.

HOW TO WIN:

The photo with the most “Likes” on the FCGS Facebook page will win the People’s Choice Award. The other 4 categories of photos will be judged by a Photo Contest jury based on these criteria: 1) perspective-taking, 2) global self-awareness, and 3) personal and social responsibility. There will be a total of 5 awards!

  1. People’s Choice Award
  2. Best Photo of Contemporary Issues
  3. Best Photo of Cross-Cultural Exchange
  4. Best Photo of Landscape
  5. Best Photo of People

Students are not required to be professional photographers to participate. In fact, our photo jury is more interested in the stories behind the photographs than the photo-editing software they use. Winning photos will be judged by the stories and descriptions of how the photographs capture the categories stated above.

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility: The Wes and the World Photo Contest is open to all current Wesleyan students. Students must have a valid Wesleyan email address to submit photographs.

CONTEST RULES

  • Photos must be your original work.
  • Photos must be free of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or any inappropriate content.
  • You may submit no more than 1 photograph per category for a total of 4 submissions. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Describe all photos on the Fall 2019 Wes And The World Photo Contest form
  • Please title your file: first_last_category (ex: Jane_Doe_contemporaryissues)
  • In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg format, at least 2,000 pixels wide, and no larger than 10 MB.

To view previous year’s photo contest winners, please visit: https://bit.ly/2M3xQBd

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Hello and Welcome Back!

Dear Class of 2021,

Let me start with an introduction: my name is Tanesha Leathers, and I’m excited to serve as your new class dean! During my academic and professional career, I’ve been a Pioneer, Eph, Terp, Blue Jay, and now I am proud to be a Cardinal. There are a few other key things you need to know about me, apart from the fact I come to you with almost 20 years of experience in higher education. The following are in no particular order:

  • There’s nothing like a New York slice, and I’ve met few cupcakes (or other carbs for that matter) I didn’t like.
  • Sadly, I still root for the Mets, Jets, and Knicks, but don’t judge me if I go to a Nets game sometime before the year is out.
  • I love to bake and create all manner of things, and I believe laughter is the best medicine for much of what ails us.
  • I’m happy to wax (not so poetically) about a host of random things.
  • And, I would love to get to know more about you!

Do not hesitate to stop by to say hello and/or discuss any questions or concerns you may have moving forward. Starting September 2nd, I’m available for 10-minute sessions during fall drop-in advising hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, and Fri. 2-4 p.m. You are also welcome to schedule a longer appointment with me by contacting my assistant, Ms. Joan Chiari, at 860.685.2758 or jchiari@wesleyan.edu. I’m available for appointments before the start of classes and through the fall and spring semesters.

As juniors, it is important to ensure you are abreast of your progress towards completing degree requirements. In service of that, I recommend you review your Credit Analysis Report (CAR) each semester; you may use WesPortal to access it. This report will inform you of the remaining credits you need to satisfy degree requirements, as well as provide guidance concerning where to direct your focus to complete those requirements. Additionally, checking your CAR will enable you to identify any room you may have for other curricular and co-curricular experiences before graduation.

This year is a time to not only experience the depth that pursuing work in your major/minor proffers, but it is a time to continue exploring the breadth of opportunities readily available to you (e.g. studying abroad, academic research, applying to an internship). Please consider the following:

  • Now is the time to prepare for honors theses and capstone projects.
    • Contact your faculty advisor to discuss research opportunities within your department, whether you will be eligible to pursue an honors thesis senior year, and how to select a thesis advisor if you do commit to honors work.
  • Do not let the year go by without meeting with a counselor in the Gordon Career Center to discuss your Summer 2020 plans and career opportunities for after graduation.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall, but don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help to you before your return.

Enjoy the last week of summer break!

Dean Leathers

PSYC Major, Study Abroad, & Community Service Meeting — Nov. 12 at 12:20 p.m.

Psyc Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities 11/12
Mon., Nov. 12
12:20 – 1:10 pm
Judd Hall 113

Interested in the Psychology Major?

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities through semester study abroad or through participation in the community at home. Come learn more about these elective opportunities.

Office of Study Abroad – Michael Acosta, Advisor and Ian Lim-Bonner, Graduate Assistant
Office of Community Partnerships – Rhea Drozdenko, Coordinator
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair
Psychology Peer Advisor – Amabel Jeon ‘19

The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).

Psychology Majors Manual – there are specific requirements to get into the major:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Major Declaration Request – Prospective student email received from Registrar’s Office after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

Pizza will be provided.

Study Abroad Fair–Mon., Feb. 12 Noon-1 p.m.

Monday, February 12, 2018   (12pm-1pm)   Fisk Hall 201, 262 High Street 

Come along to this Study Abroad Fair to learn more about the three study abroad language and cultural immersion programs administered by Wesleyan in Italy, Spain, and France: 

** ECCO: Eastern College Consortium in Bologna (Italy)

** VWPM: Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Madrid (Spain)

** VWPP: Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris (France) 

These programs offer instruction in all disciplines, through enrollment in either regular university courses or courses taught for foreign students by local faculty. 

If you are a student aiming to gain proficiency in French, Italian or Spanish, and are interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities, we highly encourage you to attend! 

Office of Study Abroad      P.S.  Did we mention there’ll be free pizza?