Photos from India

Emily Leff is studying abroad in India and has these pictures to share from Varanasi.

Both of these photos taken at Assi Ghat in Varanasi, India. The body of water in the photos is the Ganges River. The ghats are where people tend to hang out casually but also perform daily rituals (puja) in the mornings and evenings—the Ganga is considered holy water.

Photos from Spain

Hannah Reale is studying abroad in Spain and has these photos to share.

A concert photo from DCODE, taken on the campus of Universidad Complutense de Madrid. DCODE is an annual music festival that features artists from all over the world, usually including a few from the U.S. (this year, Bastille and Imagine Dragons drew huge crowds).

The gardens at Museo Sorolla. Museo Sorolla is a small museum in Madrid that shows off Joaquín Sorolla’s work, a Spanish Impressionist painter who was popular around the turn of the century. The building itself used to be Sorolla’s home.

Bilbao, taken at the Mirador de Artxanda. The vista at Mirador de Artxanda provides a great view of the whole city, and has a hilarious fence that says “BilbaoBilbaoBilbao” over and over again to keep people from getting too close to the edge.

Photos from Scotland

Emmy Hughes, who is studying abroad in Scotland, has these photos to share

A white house from the seaside fishing village of Anstruther, a few miles from the University of St. Andrews.

Rock formations by the water, also near Anstruther.

Sandstone rock formations by the sea in the town of St. Andrews.  Can you tell Emmy is an Earth & Environmental Sciences major?

The gorgeous west sands, where the running scene from Chariots of Fire was filmed.

Photos from Sweden and Denmark

Melisa Olgun, who is studying abroad in Denmark this semester, shares these photos from Scandanavia.

Taken at ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. Entitled “Your rainbow panorama,” the work is a permanent installment at the art museum.

Taken in Malmö, Sweden, with her host sister, Amalie.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark a famous harbor and tourist spot.

Sign Up for Williams-Mystic Open House and Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Williams-Mystic invites you to celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a beach cleanup and open house this Sunday

We’ll provide free lunch and the excuse to spend your Sunday at the beach. You’ll discover the Connecticut coastline and help make it even more beautiful—and connect with Williams-Mystic students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

*Free lunch provided*

Where: Williams-Mystic campus. Meet us at our Marine Science Center, at the northeast end of the Mystic Seaport South Parking Lot.
When: 11:30 am–4:30 pm, Sunday, April 22
RSVP: At this linkSign up by Thursday, April 19 to secure your spot 

You’ll spend your day discovering a few of the many places we call our classroom during our 17–week semester:

  • You’ll start by touring our 8,000-square foot laboratory and Marine Science Center
  • Led by current students, you’ll visit a student house before heading across the street to Mystic Seaport Museum: the country’s largest maritime museum (at 19 acres) and part of our campus. 
  • After enjoying a free lunch on the banks of the Mystic River, you’ll explore the museum guided by our historian. 
  • You’ll spend the rest of your afternoon cleaning a local beach alongside Williams-Mystic students, staff, and alumni.

Don’t forget to RSVP by submitting this form no later than Thursday, April 19.  Email wmadmissions@williams.edu or reach out to me directly with any questions. 

And if you can’t make it, feel free to reach out. We have just a few spots left in our Fall ’18 class, and we’re welcoming applications for Spring ’19 as well. 

Hope to see you in Mystic this Sunday! 

Meredith Carroll
Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Social Media
Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program
P.O. Box 6000
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
http://mystic.williams.edu 

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Info Session 3/28

This Wednesday, March 28, we invite you to more about Williams-Mystic: The Maritime Studies Semester of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.

  • Visit our table in Usdan from 11:30 – 1
  • Attend our information session in Usdan 114 from 6 – 7 pm; drop in anytime. Pizza will be served!

At Williams-Mystic, you’ll:

  • Experience field sites on all 3 of America’s coasts
  • Spend  10 days learning to sail a tall ship — no experience required
  • Gain primary research experience in all 4 of your classes. You’ll gather scientific data from local beaches, discover some of the 2 million artifacts and manuscripts at Mystic Seaport’s Collections and Research Center, and much more
  • Learn about the science, history, literature, and policy of our oceans and coasts from 5 faculty — and from fishermen, community leaders, activists, and scientists across the country
  • Engage with current environmental issues by learning how they affect our oceans and coasts and the communities that rely on them
  • Become part of a close-knit, residential community of 18–24 students from colleges across the country
  • Call Mystic Seaport, the country’s largest maritime museum, your home campus
  • All majors encouraged to attend! Credit and financial aid transfer guaranteed through the 12 College Exchange Program.
  • Spaces still available for the Fall ’18 semester.

 

An Introduction to Study Abroad and Fellowships for First Years and Sophomores

Please join us for an event tomorrow celebrating International Education Week! This is part of a rich agenda of week-long activities.

An Introduction to Study Abroad and Fellowships for First Years and Sophomores

This event is specifically aimed at First Year and Sophomore students. Are you thinking about studying abroad during the 2018-2019 school year? Come along and find out what study abroad is all about! Study abroad staff will be happy to answer all your questions!

This event takes place on Wednesday, November 15th at 12:15 pm in the Fries Center for Global Studies Commons. Lunch will be provided

Hosted by Class Deans and Fries Center for Global Studies | Fries Center for Global Studies Commons

International Education Week

November 13-17 marks this year’s I, an initiative that is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in order to highlight the importance of global learning on our university campuses. 

The Fries Center for Global Studies staff has put together a rich agenda of week-long activities in recognition of this initiative, activities that are intended to be informative, engaging and fun! Check out what’s available by clicking on the image below.  Most importantly, mark your calendars and come celebrate with us in Fisk 201 to meet the Wes in the World Photo Contestants!

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.

Are You Thinking About Studying Abroad or Taking a Gap Year?

Are you thinking about studying abroad or taking a gap year? Are you interested in social justice and impact?  

On Friday 10/13, Makaela Kingsley (Patricelli Center) and Emily Gorlewski (Study Abroad) will do a site visit to Semester in the City, a “semester away” program in Boston.

SITC gives college students the opportunity to do hands-on learning through well-supported internships in the social sector. Students intern four days a week, participate in a social change theory seminar, and engage in reflection sessions and workshops. They receive a full semester of credits with no additional tuition costs. Details are at http://collegeforsocialinnovation.org/sitc/details/

Makaela and Emily are seeking 2-3 students (preferably sophomores considering a semester away next year) to participate in the site visit. Transportation will be provided from campus (departing at 7:00AM and returning at 5:30PM).

If you are interested, please contact Makaela (mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu) as soon as possible.

Submit a Proposal for International Education Week Poster Session

The FCGS is now accepting proposals for posters during International Education Week (November 13 – 17). Posters will be presented during lunch on Tuesday November 14th. We invite students to submit a proposal to share their international experience — including experiences in the United States — to showcase research, internships, academic study, language acquisition, artistic endeavors, and independent work that has an international component. We hope this experience will allow students to connect with one another, to share their knowledge and experience and to grow personally, academically, and professionally through this experience.

The value of sharing what you know through a poster session can have a far-reaching impact. Because of the collaborative nature of this sessions and International Education Week, presenters often find that through the process of sharing their expertise they often gain new insights themselves. Being a presenter is also an excellent way to build your professional résumé and speaker profile. We hope you will consider participating and help fulfill our mission to support students in expanding international opportunities and experiences by sharing what you know with others.

TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 AT 11:59 PM EST.