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; to subscribe to the newsletter, .

Wesleyan and the World

My name is Kate Kopf. I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I’m currently a sophomore at Wes. Right now I’m planning on studying American Studies, IDEAS, and the Social, Cultural, Critical Theory certificate, but majors, as you guys probably know, are often subject to change. While I wouldn’t consider myself fluent in any other… My name is Perri Easley and I’m from Morris County, New Jersey. I am currently undecided, but I am leaning towards an English/Film Double major with a minor in French. At the Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS), I serve as a Media Assistant to ensure a smooth and flawless execution for all FCGS operations.… My name is Lauren Shackman and I’m a sophomore from New York, NY. I am a potential French and Art History double major. As a Media Assistant, I help with technology assistance in the FCGS Language and Culture Hub! Most of the technology and programs I help with are related to learning languages, which I…