To encourage greater understanding among all cultures through personal association and cooperative endeavor.
This was the purpose of the Center, as established by the benefactors Priscilla Allen Slater ’16 and her husband Ellis Dwinnell Slater in the 1970s. 今天, the Center continues to focus on the advancement of this mission through its activities, 服务, and involvement in the larger College community.
Slater International Center is the focal point for international activities on campus and a space for anyone in the community with the desire to increase intercultural understanding and establish global connections. It is a place where students from diverse backgrounds gather informally and create long-lasting friendships. Student organizations and 学术 departments use Slater International Center regularly for meetings, 事件, and cultural celebrations.
的 Slater staff works closely with the Slater International Student Organization and other offices and departments at Wellesley College to provide a variety of 服务 to support international students and scholars. 的se 服务 include advising, 和推荐, and programs related to immigration, 就业, 学术, social and cultural adjustment issues. 的 Slater International Center also supports international and cultural student organizations and promotes global student leadership by encouraging collaboration and inclusion.
的 Slater International Center is the department on-campus authorized by the College to provide immigration advising, including immigration advocacy. Slater also sits on the 移民 Working Group Committee, a group made up of students, 教师, and staff that helps the college to respond to the needs of students and other members of the community who may be feeling vulnerable in light of the quickly changing political climate and regulations related to immigration and refugee status. This group also advises the Senior Leadership of the College on how to best support members of the college community to uphold the commitment to a residential learning environment free from hostility and fear.
Slater International Student Organization
的 Slater International Student Organization strives to encourage a greater understanding among cultures through 事件 and community building. 的 Slater Executive Board works closely with the Slater International Center staff and meets weekly to plan activities or 事件 that support international students and promote intercultural awareness. Membership in the Slater International Student Organization is open to all Wellesley students. Members have access to Slater and can use the Center to study, 与朋友聚会, 看电影, or cook something that reminds them of home. To learn more about the different cultural organizations on campus. 你也可以访问我们的 Instagram or 脸谱网群组.
教师 and Research 学者
的 Slater International Center assists 学术 departments that invite/sponsor international scholars and visiting international 教师 members to the U.S. Slater provides support for the scholars throughout the visa application process and offers them a brief orientation upon their arrival to the U.S. 的 Center also offers these international visitors opportunities to connect with students, 教师, and staff through the many activities and 事件 that take place at the Center.
的 Slater International Center houses the offices of the Director of the Slater International Center, the International Student Advisor, SEVIS协调员, and the Program Coordinator. 的 Center's facilities also include a large living room, 餐厅, a multi-purpose student activity room for meetings and student computer use, 还有两个厨房. Use of the space is available for your next meeting or event upon request.