End-of-Semester Checklist for International Students

Here is an end-of-semester checklist for international students:

  • Check your I-20 to see if you need a new travel signature: Check the bottom of page 2 of your I-20, if you don’t have a signature there, you need to get one. If you do have a signature, the date on it must be less than 12 months old from the date on which you will return to the U.S..
  • Check your I-20 for your program end date: Check page 1 of your I-20 where it says “program of study” and make sure that your program end date corresponds with your projected degree completion date at Wesleyan.
  • Check your passport expiration date: Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the date you plan to return to the U.S.. Make plans to renew your passport if you need a new one.
  • Check your F-1 visa expiration date: Your F-1 visa (attached in your passport) must be valid for at least 2 days past the date you plan to return to the U.S.. If you need a new F-1 visa, contact the U.S. consulate in your passport country. Check the visa appointment wait time and plan ahead.
  • Make summer storage arrangements: Wesleyan does not provide on campus storage to students. However, you can find a list of commercial storage facilities to support your summer storage needs.
  • Find a travel buddy to share the cost to the airport: Use the May 2019 Airport Rideshare Spreadsheet to find someone if you need a travel buddy.

Please note that all summer off-campus employment in the U.S. requires a prior work authorization.

If you need to adjust your program end date, get a new travel signature or have questions about off-campus employment during the summer, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.

Space Still Available in Summer Session PSYC 200

PSYC 200: Statistics: An Activity-Based Approach

MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM, BOGH114

This five-week course is an introductory-level statistics course for students interested in conducting psychological research and/or considering a psychology or neuroscience undergraduate major. The course will introduce the concepts and methods most commonly used in the analysis of quantitative data in psychological research such as behavioral experiments and life observations. Lectures will be provided to introduce the concepts and/or mathematical procedures of the core statistical topics and methods, including descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, simple regression and nonparametric tests such as chi-square tests. The course will emphasize activity-based learning by engaging students into practices of statistical methods and analysis procedure using statistical software for social sciences and task-based problem solving activities. The course will also include periodical reviews and unit tests to consolidate learning. Performance will be assessed using homework assignments, projects, and tests with objective problem items and objective scoring guides. To register, the prerequisite of other coursework (e.g., Psyc105) as a requirement for eligibility to enroll in my course section will be waived.

Please contact Dr. Chenmu “Julia” Xing at cxing@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Session Financial Aid Deadline this Friday at Noon

Please note that THIS FRIDAY APRIL 19 at noon is the deadline for for Financial Aid, Housing and Dining.

Financial Aid form: in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session – a simple, 2-minute, no-obligation application.

Housing Request link and Dining Request link are also in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session.

Summer Session registration is open now and will remain open until the classes begin, although courses will be cancelled for low enrollment on May 10.  So if you intend to register, please do so as soon as possible.

To Register:

  • Download the form from WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session
  • Meet with your advisor and get approval to register for the courses you want
  • Prepay the tuition here: https://wesleyan.afford.com/
  • Bring your completed registration form and proof of payment to the Summer Session office.
  • We are located at 74 Wyllys Ave, next door to Admission and our hours are M-F, 8-5

If you are off-campus for the fall term, instructions on registering can be found in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session.

Helpful links:
Course descriptions: wesleyan.edu/summer/curriculum/index.html
Calendar: wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html
Summer Session Homepage: wesleyan.edu/summer/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Summer Session Staff
summer@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2005

Other Worlds Are Possible: A Summer Program in Mexico Led by Professor Anu Sharma

Other Worlds Are Possible: Life Against and Beyond Neoliberal Logics
Middletown, CT, United States; Oaxaca, Mexico

A Wesleyan faculty-led program with Professor Anu Sharma (https://www.wesleyan.edu/academics/faculty/asharma/profile.html) and Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra (http://unitierraoax.org/en/english/)

This four-week intensive course examines radical challenges, in theory and on the ground, to mainstream neoliberal capitalism and development strategies promoted by international organizations such as World Bank and the IMF. After the 1980s, considered by many as “the lost decade” of development, some scholars and practitioners declared the development enterprise as fundamentally wrong: It was a misguided and violent neocolonial project that could never provide the answer to inequality and poverty. These radical critics argued for building a “post-development” era. In this course, we look at the conceptual history of the term “post-development” and also examine what post-development life looks like on the ground, among dispossessed communities. We will focus on lived and imagined challenges to neoliberal capitalism. We spend the first week at Wesleyan, brushing up on the critical ideas and movements that have emerged out of Mexico (and Latin America, broadly) over the past four decades in reaction to mainstream development discourse. We will then explore these ideas and lived alternatives in Oaxaca, Mexico. We will spend three weeks learning about and working with marginalized communities that are rejecting capitalist development and building and experimenting with living a “good life” (buen vivir) on their own terms.

https://wesleyan-study-abroad.via-trm.com/traveler/programs/6548

Application and deposit due by March 8. Current sophomores and juniors may apply. Limited financial aid is available for this program.

Financial Aid Application for Summer Session 2019 Now Open

To access the 7-question application, login to portal and navigate to: Courses > Summer Session > Financial Aid.

Here is the financial aid application calendar:

  • Applications open: February 1, 2019
  • Cutoff for first award letter: February 22, 2019
  • First award email: February 26, 2019
  • Registration opens: March 6, 2019
  • Applications close: NOON April 19, 2019.  This deadline is firm; no exceptions are granted as processing of applications begins at 12:01 April 19
  • Final award email: April 23, 2019

Contact summer@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Sendoffs 2018

All members of the Wesleyan community are invited to attend Summer Sendoff gatherings. These casual socials are hosted by alumni and parents and are the perfect opportunity to welcome our newest students and their families to Wesleyan. Sendoffs are currently scheduled for:

Bay Area, CA, July 22nd
Boston, MA, August 2nd
Chicago, IL, August 13th
Fairfield County, CT, August 14th
Los Angeles, CA, July 21st
Mamaroneck, NY, July 25th
New York, NY, July 12th
Philadelphia, PA, August 15th
Ridgewood, NJ, July 25th
Seattle, WA, August 9th
Washington, D.C., July 28th

Added locations and event details can be found on the Summer Sendoff website. REGISTER HERE.

Questions?

Contact Jenna Starr ’15 in University Relations at jstarr@wesleyan.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Summer Session Registration is Open

Summer Session registration is currently open! As you are planning your fall term, please take a look at course options online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/curriculum/index.html to see where they can help out your schedule. Financial aid is still available for qualified students.

All the forms can be found in the Courses > Summer Session bucket of your WesPortal.

Here are a few dates to keep in mind:

  • Fri, April 20, noon: Financial Aid applications close. (The application is very simple – name, email, class year.)
  • Mon, April 16: Planning for fall closes.
  • Tues, April 24: Financial Aid grant awards emailed and fall adjustment closes.
  • Friday, April 27: deadline to apply for guaranteed housing – but you must be registered for classes before then!

If you have any questions about Summer Session, please email us at summer@wesleyan.edu, call us at 860-685-2005, or visit us next door to Admission – our office hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri.

Interested in Joining the Admissions Team for the Summer?

The Wesleyan University Office of Admission is now hiring full-time staff for the months of June through August. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, courteous and professional individuals who are willing to work in a multifaceted position where you will have the responsibilities of a Tour Guide, Front Desk Receptionist, as well as a Clerical Assistant. The position pays $12.00/hour and will cover 50% of your daily summer housing rate!  The location of summer housing is designated by the Office of Residential Life.

Think you are a great fit? If so, please visit the student employment website to submit an application online before the Friday, April 16, 2018 deadline.

Take the Winter Session/Summer Session Course Survey

Take the Winter Session/Summer Session Course Survey!

Student feedback is the most important tool we have to build the winter session and summer session curricula. Take the course survey before Friday (9/1) and you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a prize from RJ Julia! If you have any questions or would like to offer additional feedback about winter session or summer session courses, contact winter@wesleyan.edu or call 860-685-2005.

Summer Session Registration – Still Open

Summer 2017 classes include Intro to Financial Accounting, Bio, Chem, International Politics, Writing with Anne Greene, and more.  More information is available in WesMaps and on the Summer Session website.

To register:

  1. Print and complete the registration form (EP>Student>Summer Session>Registration Form). 
  2. Meet with your faculty advisor to have them sign your form.
  3. Bring your completed form with a check for payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys) during business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). You can also put the payment on your student account before bringing your form to the office.

 Session schedule and deadlines are online at http://wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html

If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Summer Session office at 860-685-2005 or summer@wesleyan.edu.

Summer Session Registration Now Open

Summer 2017 classes include Intro to Financial Accounting, Bio, Chem, Screenwriting, International Politics, Writing with Anne Greene, and more. More information is available in WesMaps and on the Summer Session website.

To register:

  1. Print and complete the registration form (EP>Student>Summer Session>Registration Form). 
  2. Meet with your faculty advisor to have them sign your form.
  3. Bring your completed form with a check for payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys) during business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). You can also put the payment on your student account before bringing your form to the office.

Session schedule and deadlines are online at http://wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html

If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Summer Session office at 860-685-2005 or summer@wesleyan.edu.