Get connected this summer

Connect@Wake is a one-week one-credit academic course that introduces students to the leadership structure, academic expectations, norms, and realities of Wake Forest University. Connect@Wake students will enhance their written communication and presentation skills so that they are able to deepen the relationships they form with faculty, staff, and students. These connections provide you a “mental map” of the people on campus so that you know who can help you when you face challenges such as visas, roommate issues, or library research.

This program has been canceled for Summer 2020.

On May 15th, President Hatch announced that Summer Session II courses would be conducted remotely. Due to these changes and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the Global Connections team has decided to cancel Connect@Wake this August.

We encourage you to enroll in one of our first-year seminar courses offered in the fall 2020 semester just for international students.  The course is taught by Dr. Jon Smart who works closely with the Global Connections team. The course is FYS 100: Languages of the Carolinas.  Please see the following description for the course:

CRN: 98267


Professor Jon Smart, Department of English and the Writing Program

Participants in this seminar explore how language, identity, and place are all interrelated through examining the languages and dialects of North and South Carolina.  In the course, we will explore differences in pronunciation and vocabulary, the history of languages spoken in the Carolinas, as well as the stories of the people who speak to them.  As part of the class, we collect and analyze language data first-hand and engage in critical discussions on issues relevant to local communities.

Note: The professor for this class will also serve as a lower-division adviser for students enrolled.

At A Glance

Eligibility: Rising, first-year international undergraduate students accepted to Wake Forest University

Program Length: 1 week
Academic Credit: 1 credit

July 2020 Shanghai, PRC

Canceled for Summer 2020

August 6-12, 2020
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Canceled for Summer 2020

2017 C@W assessment