Tag Archives: Europe

Film Series: In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña)

2014. Spain. Dir: Iciar Bollain. Documentary. 72 min.



Since Spain’s economic crisis began, over 700,000 Spaniards have left othe country in search of a better life, Spain’s highest profile female director tackles the very current issue of intra-European exile. With a critical eye, Bollain captures articulate, moving expressions of the frustration and anger felt by expatriates.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

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)

European Society Meet and Greet

From Zoe Tolouse ’16:

Come to the European Society’s first meet and greet this Thursday 7 pm
at International House (151 Church St, next to the Bayit!). The
European Society is a newly founded group trying to create a European
student community at Wes. If you are an international or exchange
student from Europe, grew up in Europe, love Europe, studied/will
study abroad in Europe, then this event is for you. There will be
cheese, grape juice, great conversation and great people.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20th
Time: 7PM
Place: International House

History Thesis Colloquium

KHW3

A message from history whiz Shannon Welch ’14:

Come learn about some of the great thesis projects in the History Department. These presentations will be about 45 minutes each, from 4:15 to 6 on Wednesday and Thursday. Come support your friends!

Jose Enrique Calvo Elhauge ’14: Spain in the League of Nations: An Evaluation of Europe’s First ‘Intermediate Power’ (Wednesday)

Jake Smith ’14: Defender of the Faith: The Catholic Inclinations of King Henry VIII (Wednesday)

Laura Munsil ’14: The effect of Cinema on the National Memory of the Spanish Civil War (Thursday)

Date: October 30 and October 31, 2013
Time: 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 136
Cost: Free

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.