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The Office of International Studies invites you to submit a proposal for a Poster Session on Student Research Abroad.

The session will take place on Friday, November 4, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wesleyan University’s Exley Science Center.

If you have carried out academic research in another country, this is a great opportunity to present your findings and gain public speaking experience, as well as to hear about other student research abroad and share your stories.

Please forward a poster title and one-paragraph abstract by Monday, October 10 to:

Carolyn Sorkin
Director of International Studies


Odetty Tineo, AhDream Smith, and Catherine (Casey) Reed at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Joanna Bourain sends us these pictures from her travels while on study abroad in England.

York minster.

A duck attacking another bird.

Ducks in Joanna’s kitchen.

A duck at Joanna’s feet.

Ducks in the fountain at Alcazar Palace, Seville, Spain.

Carrie Cohen sends us these photos from her travels in Argentina and Peru.

Waina Picchu, overlooking Machu Picchu in Peru.

On a glacier in El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina.

Lake Titicaca in Peru.

Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

Huong Nguyen is on study abroad in Denmark and sends us these pictures from Copenhagen and a recent trip to Istanbul.

Huong and two friends in front of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Huong with her host mom and grandmom in a town outside Copenhagen.

With a friend in front of Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey.

In a Turkish restaurant on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Geri Rosenberg is on study abroad in Copenhagen this semester and sends these pictures from a recent trip to Abisko, Sweden, inside the Arctic Circle.

Dogsledding in the mountains near Abisko.

Two views from the Torneträsk, the second deepest lake in Sweden originating from the remains of a glacier.

The train station in Abisko.

Here are some pictures from Elana Metsch-Ampel’s adventure in Heredia, Costa Rica.

Native Costa Rican flowers in San Jose

Michael Nelson is studying at the University of London this semester and sends us these pictures from his travels.

AhDream Smith is studying abroad in Ecuador this semester and sends us these pictures taken in the Andes, right on the equator.

This is a reminder that the General Wesleyan Permission to Study Abroad Application is due ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 for all students planning to study abroad for the fall 2011 semester or Full Year 2011-2012. This is the “permission to study abroad” application that ALL students must complete, regardless of program choice, including Wesleyan-administered programs (Bologna, Madrid, Paris). Applications must be turned in at the Office of International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall and may be turned in anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

A copy of the permission application may be picked up at the Office of International Studies or printed from our website at www.wesleyan.edu/ois. Just click on “Applications” in the “Forms” bucket and print the “Permission to Study Abroad” PDF document.

A complete application includes the following 7 items:

  • Personal information sheet
  • Academic justification essay
  • Online Health Information Clearance form*
  • Pre-approval of courses form**
  • Student Medical Release and Parental Statement form
  • Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver form
  • Standards of Conduct Pledge

*All applicants must complete our online Health Information Clearance form. If you have not already done so, you may still do it now. It is in your student e-Portfolio under “Tools and Links.” Be sure to do this by March 1, 2011.

**Please note that IF YOU ARE IN YOUR MAJOR DECLARATION SEMESTER, the Coursework Abroad approval form (page 3) is not due until April 1. ALL OTHER FORMS ARE DUE MARCH 1.

If you have any questions about the “permission to study abroad application,” please feel free to stop by the office during drop-in hours (M-W-F 10-noon; T-TH 2-4 p.m.) or call us at 860 685 2550.

Please note that approved programs (not run by Wesleyan) have their own specific deadlines (many do “rolling admissions” and can fill before stated deadlines) so students should check directly with the programs to make certain that applications are filed in a timely manner.

This is a reminder that applications for Fall 2011 or Year 2011-12 for the Wesleyan-administered programs in Paris, Madrid, and Bologna are due TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 BY 5:00 P.M. This is a firm deadline and late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be turned in to the Office of International Studies, Fisk Hall 105. A complete application includes the following four items:

  • Application personal information sheets
  • 250-word essay in the appropriate language, explaining why you wish to participate on the program
  • Language evaluation form (to be completed by your current or most recent language professor)
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-language professor (may be sent through campus mail, delivered to our office, or sent as an e-mail attachment or as the text of an email to gwinter@wesleyan.edu)

The applications can be downloaded from our website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/ois/forms/application2.htt

Applicants to Wesleyan-administered programs must also complete the general Permission to Study Abroad Application which is due Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Completed general applications must be turned in to the Office of International Studies, Fisk Hall 105.

The Office of International Studies is offering the following information sessions over the next week:

Tuesday, Feb. 8
Queen Mary, University of London

Noon – 1 p.m.
Fisk Hall 302

Wednesday, Feb 9
The Swedish Program

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Fisk Hall 210

Tuesday, Feb 15
Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Fisk Hall 302

The Urban Education Semester, sponsored by Wesleyan’s CRC and the OIS,  is an interdisciplinary, academic immersion program in New York City which introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.  Ideal program for students interested in teaching, public policy, community development or systemic reform.  Info session, Monday, Feb. 14. Time and place to be announced and on MyCRC calendar.

Interested?  Please contact Vicky Zwelling, Career Resources, or Gail Winter in Office of International Studies.

Hannah Berkman sends us this photo of herself with some Wesleyan friends in the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco.  From left to right: Hannah Berkman, Tess Minter, and Carolyn Mortell.

Elizabeth Cothern sends this picture from Accra, Ghana.  She writes:

“The photo was taken of me in Madina Market, only a short Tro-Tro (the local bus here) ride away from the international students hostel at the University of Ghana.  When I first visited Madina Market I was definitely overwhelmed – it was loud, hectic, and seemed to be exploding with people.  If I took a wrong turn I ended up in the produce section with aisle after aisle of every imaginable type of meat out for display.  As intimidating as it was at first, the market has become one of my favorite places in Accra.  I’m often visiting it once a week to pick up some groceries or buy notebooks for class.  They truly sell everything. “

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