Preview for First-Year & Transfer Students
Locations/Courses | FAQs | Fees & Eligibility
Preview is a two-credit, spring semester course for first-year and new transfer students at Arcadia University, offering a weeklong international experience over spring break. These unique courses are taught weekly in the spring semester on campus and culminate in a weeklong field study overseas. The field study is designed for students to examine the rich complexities of their studies, including history, music, art, global economy, and popular culture. Preview courses are dedicated to the communities they explore, and some courses work alongside service organizations here in the U.S. and continue during the week overseas.
Because Arcadia University is deeply committed to its global mission, the University subsidizes Preview to ensure that all students have an opportunity to engage in the world, beginning in their first year. The University believes in the high-impact learning that happens with a global experience as part of a student's academic career.
Students who go on Preview return to challenge ideas and boundaries, pursue majors or classes they had not considered, develop an interest in foreign languages, or are hungry to explore study abroad experiences over a summer, semester or year through The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.
Arcadia pioneered the Preview program in 1994 and the enormous success of this program is because the faculty who teach the courses, the staff who support the program, and the students who participate in Preview use the world as their classroom, learning through real-world experience.
Preview Fees and Eligibility
- First-year or transfer students entering Spring 2014 or Fall 2015: $595
- This includes air and ground transportation, hostel accommodation, and programmed activities.
- Plan to spend $50-$100 per day for personal expenses, including meals.
Preview is open to any full and part time matriculated first-year students who enter the University in spring, summer or fall participate in Preview during the following spring semester, provided they enter with less than 32 credits, maintain a minimum 1.75 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing. All new full-time transfer students who remain in good standing and are enrolled full time at the time of departure can participate in Preview. Students who enter the University as a member of the Honors program and are active at the time of application do not pay the Preview fee.
Easton Hall, Room 244
Office of International Affairs
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038