Goldwater Scholarship Application Due Nov 30

The Goldwater Scholarship is a very competitive national scholarship. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Eligibility is limited to current sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. For clarification on eligibility, please click here to visit the details of the scholarship.

This year, the Wesleyan University on campus deadline requires completion of:

·         application form

·         resume

·         e-portfolio academic history

All should be submitted as email attachments (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to me (Kate Smith: by 12:00 noon, Monday, November 30.

You can make an appointment to meet with me or speak via Skype (for those studying abroad!) online to discuss the Goldwater Scholarship, the process and your application.


Kathleen C. Smith

Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships & Exchanges

 Center for Global Studies | Wesleyan University

213 Fisk Hall | 262 High Street | Middletown, CT 06459

+1 (860) 685 – 3928 |

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Reception and Dates to Remember

Dear students,

I am eager to meet you all. Please stop by the Dean’s Office for a brief Welcome Reception on: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., North College, 2nd Floor.

By now, you should have finalized your pre-registration schedules with your faculty advisors. Adjustment period begins Wednesday, Nov. 18  and ends on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Also, please keep in mind the final date to withdraw from full semester and second quarter classes will be Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.

Please let me know how I may be of assistance to you for a healthy and successful semester. 

Your new class dean,

Renee Johnson-Thornton

Drop-in hours:  Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 5-7 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.

Winter Session!

Interested in Winter Session? Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! Registration for classes, housing, and dining closes December 2 – at noon – right after we return from Thanksgiving break. You can find the form for Winter Session, as well as links to sign up for dining and housing, in your Eportfolio Winter Session bucket or online at If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, your advisor, or the Winter Session office at

Summer 2016 in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Information Session: Summer 2016 in Oaxaca, Mexico
With Professor of Anthropology, Anu Sharma and Associate Director of Study Abroad, Emily Gorlewski

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
South College B2/B3
12-1 p.m.
Pizza will be served
RSVP to study

Course Information
Credits: 2
Dates: May 25-Jun 3: Wesleyan Campus/Jun 5-Jun 24: Oaxaca, Mexico
Description: This course will focus on how indigenous communities are challenging the mainstream growth-oriented development logic promoted by international organizations, and articulating and living radical alternatives to development.

Wesleyan University

Emily Gorlewski / Associate Director, Study Abroad
Office of Study Abroad / Center for Global Studies

Wesleyan University
+1 (860) 685-3007
105 Fisk Hall, 262 High St. Middletown, CT 06457

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Study Abroad Stories on 11/12

Study Abroad Stories for Prospective Study Abroad Students 11/12

The Deans’ Office and the Office of Study Abroad are hosting an event for prospective study abroad students featuring students who have recently returned from study abroad. These students have great pictures to show and stories to tell about their experiences, and if you are planning to study abroad, we’re sure you have great interest and questions for them.
Daniel Family Commons
Thursday, November 12, 6:30-8:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served
Please use this form to RSVP.
Looking forward to seeing many of you there! And while we have you reading this, please like the Office of Study Abroad’s new Facebook page.