Tag Archives: Abroad

Living the Dream Making it as a Performer Overseas: An Interactive Talk by Clara McBride

Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in:

After working as a theatre performer and director in Europe for 17 years, Clara McBride is back in Canada, her native land, ready to help young performers interested in trying their chances abroad. This interactive talk will focus on the challenges of integrating the arts scene in Europe, and on using performance to shine through any challenge.

Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages & Literatures building (300 High Street)

Princeton in Asia Information Session: Suit-n-Tie Land or Suit in Thailand?

I be on my suit and tie… From Rachel Berman at the Career Center:

What are *you* doing next year? Suit-n-Tie Land or Suit in Thailand? Follow in the footsteps of previous Wesleyan graduates like Laignee Barron ’13, Casey Lasda ’13, Ravy Uong ’13, Ben Soloway ’13, Ashley Swan ’13, Whit Chiles ’13, and dozens more and take the plunge for an adventure over in Asia! Work with educating sex workers at a leading public health organization in Laos. Explore the back roads and floating markets of Thailand at the world’s largest international insurance/consumer finance company. Order the finest bowl of noodles after a day of work teaching a class about American culture in the Vietnamese delta. Stop for a drink in some of the famous tea houses in Korea after teaching math to high schoolers. Explore remote areas of China while working at a boutique travel agency in Beijing. Go island-hopping in the Philippines while working as an anchor for a leading English-language news network. Take a pony to some of the most remote areas of Mongolia as a finance analyst with a micro-finance lending bank in Ulaan Bataar. Princeton in Asia offers year-long fellowships for graduating seniors at leading universities around the U.S. in 18 Asian countries in a variety of fields: education, international development, environment, journalism, law and business.

To find out more, come to the Princeton in Asia information session presented by former Program Director Ari Wolfe ’03. There is no Asian language or study experience necessary. Bring your sense of adventure. Leave your resume at home.

If you can’t attend the informational session let us know by email (pia@princeton.edu) and check out at this website. Applications are available online and are due November 15th.

Date: Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free
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Travelers Unite Discussion

Elisa Waugh ’13 invites you to travel over to Usdan 108 this Sunday:

Have you studied abroad? Was your experience amazing/life changing/thought provoking and overall just too much to talk about in the one minute sound bite people expect when they ask, “How was…that other country?!” Are you finding life back in the States and at Wes surprisingly difficult to readjust to? Are you hoping that there is a way you can get in touch with other people who have studied abroad and want to talk about their experiences so you can finally begin to process your own?

You are not alone! And here is a solution!

Come chat with other returnees about your experiences and thoughts! Get advice from other returnees about the transition process! Travelers/study abroad returnees from any year are welcome!

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Urban Education Semester Application Deadline – Today

From Vicky Zwelling:

Interested in spending a semester “abroad” student-teaching in the New York City public school system?

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit your application for the Fall 2012 Urban Education Semester is this Monday, April 2. That’s right people, Today!

The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an accredited study away program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues surrounding urban public education. The program offers fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City public schools. Students live in Manhattan, spend three days each week in a supervised classroom, and take some courses at Bank Street College of Education. There is an abundance of support and positive energy available for the small number of students in the program.

See here for more information or call Vicky Zwelling at 860-685-2180 or email her at vzwelling(at)wesleyan.edu.

Opportunities in Africa Info Session

Yinka Taiwo ’12 writes in to announce that the Opportunities in Africa information session has been moved to tomorrow:

The Opportunities in Africa at Wesleyan info session has been rescheduled to 11/29/11, this Tuesday, from 4 – 5:15 PM in PAC 001. There will information about study abroad, work, travel, and volunteerism in Africa. This event is sponsored by African Studies Cluster, Office of International Studies, African Students Association, and SHOFCO-Wesleyan.

Date: Tuesday, 11/29
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Place: PAC 001

Urban Education Semester Information Session

From Alex freaking Ray ’13:

Interested in spending a semester “abroad” student-teaching in the New York City public school system?

The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an accredited study away program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues surrounding urban public education. The program offers fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City public schools. Students live in Manhattan, spend three days each week in a supervised classroom, and take some courses at Bank Street College of Education. There is an abundance of support and positive energy available for the small number of students in the program. See www.urbanedsemester.org for more information or call Vicky Zwelling at 860-685-2180 or email her at vzwelling(at)wes. Or come to the info session!

Date: Thursday, Oct 13
Time: 6 -7 pm
Place: Usdan 110

Notes from the Study Abroadosphere

“I’ve met people from all over: a guy from Penn State, these two Sig Ep brothers from the University of Oregon, and some really cool people from Clemson,” said Blevins, a political-science major who is taking eight credits at the Universidad de Sevilla.”


Over 170 juniors are studying abroad right now. That’s X% percent of the class of 2013, and if you do the math (which I haven’t), X is a pretty big number, like almost definitely in double digits. That’s a lot of wayward WesKids lurking outside cafes in Paris, monasteries in Bodh Gaya, and storage units on Pearl Street. When you really think about, that means a ton of postcards (snail mail 4 tha win, guys), Blogspots, and wall posts prominently featuring the word “Skype.” Oh, and so many blogs.

Last month we put out a call to all you expatriates scrolling Wesleying in your “Parisian cafe/German bar/Czech spire/Tibetan hut/South African safari jeep/Mid-East kibbutz/Nicaraguan commie village”: send us your blog. Please. Mostly, for whatever reason, we just heard back from the ones in France. (Oh. And Sexty-Five Pearl. Yes, they’re still thriving.)

Click past the jump for a few of the study abroad blogs (abrogs?) we received, which are almost exclusively from France. Click here for some of last year’s delights. And email us (staff<at>wesleying<dot>org) if you still want to be included. It’s not too late.

Mr. Dave Goes to Thailand

’10 alum faithfully reports “What Happens on the Other Side of the World.”

Dave Wolovsky ’10, whom you might remember as editor of the Ampersand, Giant Joint dissenter, and occasional Kung Fu master, is currently spending the year teaching English in Khon Kaen, Thailand and blogging his experience. This might not be such notable news in and of itself, except that Dave (a) has never before left the United States, (b) is an excellent writer, and (c) filters his observations through the same wry, entertaining wit that characterized The Ampersand during Dave’s tenure (and maybe possibly still does). He’s been blogging his experiences here, where he shares alarming experiences at Thai urinals, and how his blog got the URL davingdirty.blogspot.com.

So check it out. It’s Fall Break. What else are you gonna do? Work?

(Side note: Wesleying realizes that many of our readers are currently abroad and blogging the experience of leaving the Wesleyan bubble. We also realize that tons of Wes students aren’t abroad, but still blog about cool and interesting and worthwhile things. Consider this an open call for student blog submissions—if you have a blog worth sharing with Wesleying readers, send the link and any pertinent description to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. Also, enjoy the rest of your break—we’ll be back to normal posting capacity on Wednesday.)