Psyc Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities 11/6

Monday, November 6
Judd Hall 116
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

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 (transfer credits?) or through participation in the community at home.

Office of Study Abroad – Zehra Abbas, Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Community Partnerships – Diana Martinez, Assistant Director
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair (available to sign forms)
Peer Advisor – Julia LeJeune ’18 (drop in hours, Judd 103, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm).

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.

Volunteering Opportunities in Middletown Involving Language Acquisition

Volunteer with ESL (English as a Second Language) children in the Middletown Public School System

Provide academic instruction and support to children at Woodrow Wilson Middle School as they continue to hone their English language skills.  Help with day to day assignments and classroom activities

  • Knowledge of Spanish / Arabic preferred, but not required
  • Minimum commitment: ~2 hours per week, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm (WWMS school hours), preferably over the whole 2017-2018 academic year

Informational meeting: Have pizza with the middle schoolers you’ll be assisting!
Friday Sept. 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Highwaymen Common Room
Dept. Romance Languages & Literatures (300 High St)

For further information, please contact Phoebe Howe (phhowe@wesleyan.edu)

Teach elementary Spanish / French to Middletown children (ages 4-7) at the Russell Library (“Speak like Babar” / “Speak like Dora”)

  • Limited to 4 volunteers who will be enrolled in a French/Spanish class 221 or above (2 French/2 Spanish)
  • Commitment: 1 hour on Saturday (12-2 pm, October and November), plus several sessions to prepare lessons

Informational meeting
Friday Sept. 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
127 Downey House

For further information, please contact Prof. Ana Pérez-Gironés (aperezgirone@wesleyan.edu )