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Unofficial Orientation Series: Getting There from Here


Today’s installment is mostly a repost of a repost from years past (hey – I’m all about recycling) detailing ways for you to get around the New England area, Connecticut, home (or not), and most importantly to get some delicious pancakes at 4 in the morning. If you have a car already, feel free to ignore this post entirely while the rest of us look upon you with envy. If you don’t, then you might want to take my advice and become friends with someone who does. Until then, you may want to read on.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown. The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, and our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.

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