Arcadia University Welcomes Triplets in the Class of 2020

By Caitlin Burns | September 6, 2016

Left to Right: Eddie, Kate, and Tori Knab ’20 in Italy through a program at North Penn High School.

Coming from a big family, triplets Kate, Eddie, and Tori Knab ’20, of Lansdale, have already planned their first-year opportunities to study abroad at Arcadia University. While they share the same birthday, Sept. 9, their plans for exploring the world couldn’t be more different.

Kate Knab ’20, an English major, will depart to London on Sept. 3 for her first semester. Through Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), she will begin her college career in one of Europe’s literary capitals.

“I think the whole idea of starting college abroad will be fantastic,” Kate said. “It’s an experience that most people don’t get. I think this will be a chance to become independent.”

Tori Knab ’20, a Biology major, will also participate in the FYSAE program, heading to Stirling, Scotland, for the spring semester. While Tori is happy with the excellent Biology program, she noted how Arcadia’s varied study abroad opportunities greatly impacted her decision to attend the University.

“I’m looking forward to studying overseas,” Tori said. “I heard it’s beautiful, and I love nature.”

Eddie Knab ’20, a Chemistry major, won’t be outdone by his sisters’ study abroad experiences. Eddie is already thinking ahead to the spring, when Arcadia’s Preview experience will take students to more than a dozen locations around the world over spring break.

With a family of nine, including another set of triplets (age 11), Kate, Eddie, and Tori said their only experience abroad was to Italy last summer through North Penn High School, and that they plan to take full advantage of the opportunities at Arcadia.

“What we really liked about campus was, being from Lansdale, we are close to home,” Kate said about their decisions to go to Arcadia, “but we can go far away through study abroad.”