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Apply for Jumpstart Academy Internship

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From Kate Weiner ’15:

Jumpstart Academy is an organization that seeks to educate, equip, and empower Nigerian youths through a two-year Leadership and Entrepreneurship program. This program melds community service learning with business opportunities in order to cultivate a new generation of ethical entrepreneurs.

Although based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Jumpstart is seeking interns at Wesleyan for the spring semester. Interns will work directly with Kate Weiner ’15, Jumpstart’s Creative Development Intern, to learn first-hand about building social enterprises through research, grant writing, fundraising, and community outreach opportunities.

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

From Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14 and Maddy Oswald ’14:

Justin Trudeau. Jack Layton. Tim Hortons. If a single tear is falling from your eyes, you’re probably reading the right post. Come out this Sunday night to enjoy a hearty Canadian Thanksgiving dinner and to connect with some “international students” from north of the border.

P.S. If you happen to know a Canadian at Wes… tell them about this event! While you’re at it, explain the US government shutdown to them!

If you’re interested in this and/or future Canadian shenanigans shoot an email to aveerasuntha[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: 142 Cross Street

Call for International Student Stories

Nicole Updegrove ’14 sends out a call to international students:

Wesleyan 2020 names having a “more international” student body as a major institutional priority for the decade. However, international students attending Wesleyan face regularly a number of challenges that domestic students don’t always encounter, like international travel, visa bureaucracies, tax difficulties, employment bureaucracies, lack of American driver’s licenses, and difficulty returning home for holidays, among many others. I have recently heard reports that services for international students aren’t always what they ought to be.

If you are an international student with stories to tell, please contact nupdegrove(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with input about your experience with international student orientation, various policies, the international student office, and ideas about how WSA’s Student Affairs Committee can improve your experience and that of incoming international student classes.

Contact: nupdegrove(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: Soon

Princeton in Asia Recruiting Event

Tryna teach English in Asia next year? Ari Wolfe ’03 dares you to prove it:

Calling all seniors! What are you doing next year? Come out to the Princeton in Asia info session to learn about the possibilities of
having an adventure in one of 18 countries around Asia. No previous language experience necessary to apply! Bring your questions and your sense of adventure.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: CRC
Cost: Free

Peace Corps Information Sessions

From the Career Center: 

Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Abroad!

On September 12th, Anthony Trujillo, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps recruitment representative will be on campus to share about his experience living and working in Mongolia and Ukraine and the many benefits of international service.

International Food Fair

Sandy Lee ’14 wants to let you know:

Come to Beckham Hall for DINNER and try out INTERNATIONAL FOOD that Usdan doesnt offer!!

Student groups will showcase their cultural/international cuisine and you get to try them with the purchase of tickets, similar to how carnival fairs work.

1. each student group will be selling its food in exchange for FOOD tickets
2. people are free to look around before purchasing food tickets
3. tickets will be sold at the entrance of IFAIR
4. each ticket will cost 50cents

Proceeds goes to Japan Tsunami Relief

  • Date: April 10
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Place: Beckham Hall
  • Cost: 50 cents per ticket

International Honors Program: Beyond Globalization Q&A

From Emily Gershen ’12:

Rapid economic globalization has dramatically altered business paradigms and government policies with unprecedented effects on societies and cultures, ecosystems and health, justice and equality. These changes have precipitated a widening sense of urgency and a search for new economic, cultural and political options in the face of conflicting worldviews and increasing identity assertion.

Students in IHP’s Beyond Globalization program travel to Tanzania, India, New Zealand and Mexico to meet some of the world’s most important critics of current patterns of development and connect with a diversity of social movements and individual initiatives that are confronting the consequences of a globalized economy. They experience firsthand a variety of contested development programs and projects, and witness the emerging alternatives being tried to recover and maintain a just and sustainable world.

Haiti Relief Hosting Tori Hogan

John Snyder ’12 and the Haiti Action Relief Team say:

This Monday, 10/4, at 7:00 pm in PAC 001, Haiti Action Relief Team is hosting Tori Hogan, a filmmaker who spent a year abroad in eight countries studying the effectiveness of volunteerism and foreign aid, to speak about her experiences and engage in a discussion with Wesleyan students.  Her films can be seen at www.beyondgoodintentions.com.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at 7:00 sharp! So be on time or be…slime?

Date: Monday, October 4th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 001

VSA Culture Show

From Zachary Nguyen ’12:

Come join us for a wonderful family-style meal and learn about Vietnamese culture. Don’t forget to bring a dollar or two for raffle tickets and win some authentic Vietnamese souvenirs. Proceeds from this event will go towards Doctors Without Borders in the continuing relief effort to aid Haiti.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: Nicolson Lounge
Cost: $4 in advance, $5 at the door

Tickets will be sold in Usdan at lunch and dinner starting Wednesday.