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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

If you’re an international student, you may be worried about studying abroad for 4 years in the states. The good news is- we have your back! Wesleyan has tons of resources to help international students ease the transition to Wes. Here are some academic and social resources to help with the transition:  1. Prof. Alice […]

So… What is SARN?

“So I’ve been reading this blog for weeks now and its been very helpful with understanding Wes…..but what’s SARN?” As you’ve probably figured out, this is the Peer Advisor blog. Peer Advisors (the bloggers and our crew) are a part of SARN, the Students Academic Resource Network. Offically, SARN “Coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic support“ and […]

Don’t miss out on signing up for a Community Engagement trip during Orientation! Trips fill up quickly, so you are strongly encouraged to sign up by today, July 15. Whether you’re interested in the environment or education or the arts, you’re bound to find a trip that suits your interests. The trips only last a few hours, but will […]

  So, July is here.  While most of you are probably busy planning how to maximize time spent away from work eating Italian ice by a pool or something.  Or maybe planning how to maximize time spent at work if you work at a pool or in an Italian ice truck (if those exist), there […]

Don’t let the title of this post scare you: you don’t have to decide on a major (except for two unique ones; more on that later) until the second semester of your sophomore year.  Even so, looking into the major requirements of different departments that interest you is a good idea so that you know […]

Imagine this: you’re strolling down an ancient pathway, in awe as you gaze at the Alhambra–a legendary palace and fortress– towering over you. A little later, you’re in a Moroccan marketplace, surrounded by desert and snow-capped mountains. Next weekend, you’re in Rome, waving up at the Pope and splashing in the Trevi fountain. Or: waking […]

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To finish your pre-registation! Get to that E-Portfolio and do it!

As you probably already know (and probably one of the reasons why you chose it), Wesleyan does not have any required core classes. As a first year, you immediately have the ability to enroll in a large percentage of the total classes offered at the school, many of which will have upperclassmen in them and […]

So the Wesleyan apparel selection at the bookstore and tech store (the only two spots for Wes clothes) is generally a little meh and a lot $$$. Meanwhile, a few of us are working on a fundraiser to support financial aid by selling Wesleyan t-shirts with original artwork. It’s more unique than the Wesleyan sponsored […]

On my last post, I explained a little bit about Living and Learning Seminars, 3 specific FYIs in which classmates are housed within the same residential areas. However, I did not get a chance to really explain what First- Year Initiatives are in general. First-Year Initiatives (FYIs) are seminar-style classes meant for and limited to […]