Global Expo—Nearly 400 Students with Stories to Tell

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 13, 2012

Over spring break Arcadia University students traveled to 16 countries to complete fieldwork and in-country study for 17 Preview courses and four ID courses. The Commons will be abuzz as they convene to celebrate and present projects inspired by their international experiences at Global Expo on Friday, April 13, from 3 to 5 p.m.

All members of the Arcadia University community are welcome to attend and enjoy the students’ stories, along with food and music.

“The Global Expo is a very special event, and it is powerful to walk around the space and see the breadth and variety of student presentations,” says Meredith Mashner, International Program Manager, Office of International Affairs. “This is a living example of the global engagement at Arcadia, as students have chosen an interesting aspect of their time abroad and developed projects exploring this topic in relation to what they learned in class.”

The 40 faculty and staff leaders who traveled with students will be present, as will the seven trustees who participated in the programs in Ireland, Cuba and Mexico.

Highlights include:

  • Street Art and Its Cultural Role (Berlin)
  • Environmental Policy and Action in New Zealand
  • The Gateway to Africa (Ghana)
  • To Censor or not to Censor? (China)
  • The Culture of Scottish Myths and Legends (Scotland)
  • More Than Just Vampires (Romania)