Arcadia Celebrates International Education Week with Scavenger Hunt

By Caitlin Burns | November 22, 2019

Rudderow and Crouthanel

In recognition of International Education Week, the Office of International Programs (OIP) collaborated with the Modern Languages and Cultures Department to host the sixth annual Modern Languages Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 20. 

In groups or pairs, students hunted for clues in the language they study: French, English, Italian, or Spanish. They then raced around campus to fulfill tasks, including “find someone wearing orange shoes” and “take a picture of someone shaking hands in front of a tennis court.” 

International Studies majors Liz Rudderow ’21, who minors in German and Cultural Anthropology, and Riley Crouthanel ’21, who minors in Spanish and Linguistics, were the first students back to Easton Cafe and won the first-place prize of Wawa gift cards. They gathered all the clues in under 30 minutes and conducted the hunt in French and German. 

“The hardest one was definitely orange shoes,” said Rudderow. “It was fun.”

Universities nationwide are participating in International Education Week to showcase the benefits of international exchange and education. Every year, Arcadia celebrates its unique study abroad opportunities through events that exemplify how the campus community is connected with worldwide.