Paris Celebration Participants
These Arcadia students and alumni will celebrate along with faculty and staff in Paris, July 1-7, 2008.
Matt Bauer • Downingtown, Pennsylvania
I am a Math/Computer Science major, Class of 2010. I completed an international experience course in Scotland. I am looking forward to going to Paris because I want to experience a part of the world I have never been to before. I hope to interact with many different types of people and become exposed to differing views on the world. I also hope to take away memories of people and places that will last a life time.
Kajette Bloomfield • Rosedale, New York
I graduated from Arcadia in 2006 with a degree in Art History. While at Arcadia, I participated in the first-ever Scotland Preview in 2003. I did not have a chance to study abroad for a semester. I’m looking forward to going to Paris because I’m an art historian in the making and there’s no way I can earn my credentials without seeing all the art works and monuments in person; putting all my art history knowledge to work. I’m looking forward to the culture, food, and the opportunity to share this experience with fellow Arcadians.
Jacqueline Cash • Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
I am a Graphic Design/Photography major, Class of 2009. I have no previous study abroad experience—this will be my first time overseas. I'm honestly a little nervous, but extremely excited! I'm very much looking forward to going to Paris. It has always been a dream of mine to travel. I really look forward to the tours, especially of the older sections. I can't wait to go to the Louvre and to see artwork up close that I've only seen in my textbooks. I look forward to taking some great pictures of Paris and to documenting the experience of my first European adventure!
Daniel Dotse • Accra, Ghana
I am an international student from Accra, Ghana studying in Arcadia University. I am majoring in chemistry and minoring in economics. I love to travel and explore the world because it enriches my knowledge of the world andteaches me about different cultures. Since I came Arcadia, I have been to Britain and quite recently to Guatemala. I am looking forward to going to Paris to unearth any knowledge that Paris has to offer as well as have a positive impact on the people I will meet while in Paris. This is a trip I believe without any shadow of doubt, would be a memorable one and I am happy to be a part of it.
Shaina McAndrews • Hatfield, Pennsylvania
I am majoring in International Politics, Class of 2011. My previous study abroad experiences are the FYSAE London Program and the Greece Summer Program. I am looking forward to visiting Paris. I spent only a couple of days in Paris previously and fell in love with it in that limited amount of time. There is so much culture, history, gorgeous architecture, and lovely people there. This trip is an exciting opportunity for me to have a chance to rediscover Paris alongside just a portion of the great people who call Arcadia home.
Brittany Sara McCall • Stratford, New Jersey
I just graduated in May with a degree in Political Science with a Concentration in International Politics. I travelled abroad each year that I was a student at Arcadia beginning with Spring Preview to London, England in '05. I participated in the World Model UN three years in row, traveling to Beijing, China in '06, Geneva Switzerland in '07, and Puebla Mexico in '08. Lastly, I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland through the Irish Parliamentary Internship Program spring semester of my junior year.
I've always wanted to go to Paris! I love the French Culture and I've taken French in both high school and at Arcadia. I was in Paris for a weekend when I was in Ireland, but it wasn't nearly enough. I've also been accepted to The American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, so it will give me a chance to visit the school and talk to staff and faculty. I've had the opportunity to study abroad every year, and I've loved every experience, so I think it is so fitting that I end my Arcadia career with a trip to Paris!
Scott Richards • Forest City, Pennsylvania
I am majoring in Graphic Design, Class of 2009. I went on Scotland Preview, and studied in Florence, Italy in the fall of 2007. While studying abroad, I traveled to England, Germany, and Sweden. I am looking forward to traveling to Paris because of the antiquity and the beauty of the city. Also, being an art major, Paris is home to some of the greatest pieces of art ever created. I honestly could live in a museum, and I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in the Lourve.
Maya Stewart • Largo, Maryland
I am a rising senior studying Print Communication. Although I have not had the opportintuy to study abroad for course credit, I am involved in several campus clubs and organizations including Black Awareness Society, Campus Life Staff, Exalted Movements and The Tower. I hope to be able to take in all of the beautiful landmark nestled in historic Paris, practice my French and explore strong elements of French culture.
Megan Thrash • Harleysville, Pennsylvania
I graduated in May with a degree in International Studies with minors in French and Business. I studied abroad my very first semester, as party of the FYSAE London group in the fall of my first year. I then spent my spring break of that first year with a wonderful group of students in Tijuana, Mexico doing community service for the Esperanza Foundation. In January of my sophomore year, I went to immersion school at the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France. Tours is a beautiful town located in France’s Loire Valley, and I stayed with a host family of seven. In February, I changed cities and host families, spending my spring semester in Paris through the Hollins Program. I spent my spring break that semester touring Europe, starting from London, England and moving on to Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy and Spain. Junior year I stayed in Glenside, but I did go to Geneva, Switzerland for Model United Nations. Senior year I once again participated in Model United Nations which was held in Puebla, Mexico, outside of Mexico City.
I’m looking forward to going to the 60th Anniversary Trip as a wonderful introduction to Arcadia’s immersion program in July. I’m excited to be back in Paris, the most wonderful city in the world. I’m excited to see and bike through all of my favorite neighborhoods and to hear and speak French again. I also think biking through the City of Light at night will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Evan Williams • Ambler, Pennsylvania
I majored in Communications—Media Production and Theory, and I graduated from Arcadia University this spring of 2008. As a transfer student, I was able to spend spring break in Rome through Arcadia’s Italy Preview. I also spent my fall 2007 semester in London at the Westminster University. I can’t wait to travel to Paris, because it will be my first time in this celebrated city. I am looking forward to doing some in-depth exploring on the numerous bike trips, sampling the legendary cuisine, and trying my best to communicate with the locals. More about Williams.
Arcadia Faculty and Staff
- Dr. Nikki Christensen, Vice President of Arcadia University and Executive Director of The College of Global Studies
- Dana Davies, Vice President for Enrollment Management
- Sue Gettlin, Web Communications Manager and Assistant Director of University Relations
- Dr. Jerry Greiner, President of Arcadia University
- Dr. Warren Haffar, Director, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program and Associate Dean for Internationalization
- Bonnie Hayes, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Director of First-Year Seminars
- William Meiers, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Honors Program
- Dr. Carlos Ortiz, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
- Georgene Pilling, Director of Alumni Relations
- Sue Richardson, Program Manager: Australia, New Zealand and France