Because Arcadia


Because Arcadia: Student Blog

Curious about Arcadia University's programs? Community? What “FYSAE” means? You're in the right place. Our award-winning student blog, Because Arcadia, will help you prepare for and enhance your time at Arcadia.

Our interests are diverse (and always evolving). You'll find relatable content, no matter what you choose to explore.

Get to Know Us

We cover it all: academics, campus life, study abroad, and the one-of-a-kind experiences that define Arcadia University. 

Read Our Stories

A glimpse of Knight life in Glenside, Philadelphia, and abroad might inspire your next big move. 

Tune in to Our Vlogs

Sandra Clark ’14MBA, Executive Editor

We work with Sandra Clark ’14MBA, vice president for News and Civic Dialogue at WHYY; former managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; and a graduate of Arcadia's Master of Business Administration Program, to strengthen our writing, storytelling, and communication skills.

STORYTELLERS WANTED

Join Our Team

You don't need to be an English major or have professional writing clips to share your Arcadia experiences. If you're an engaging storyteller, apply!

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Creative Outlet

We look for fresh, unique takes on Arcadia’s academic, extracurricular, and global opportunities.

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Award Winner

We've received several recognitions, including two CUPPIE Awards from College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals.

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Résumé Booster

Bloggers find their voices, hone practical skills, and gain professional experience while working with Because Arcadia editors.

FROM BECAUSE ARCADIA BLOGGERS

To Accomplished Alumni

Our graduates are ambitious, successful—and include two of the Arcadia's three student Fulbright Scholars.

International Studies and Spanish

Heidi⁠ served as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Heidi Specht ’20

International Studies and Spanish

Heidi⁠ served as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Political Science

Cliff, our first Fulbright Scholar, taught North Korean defectors—sixth grade through high school⁠—in Seoul, South Korea.

Cliff Long ’17

Political Science

Cliff, our first Fulbright Scholar, taught North Korean defectors—sixth grade through high school⁠—in Seoul, South Korea.

Media and Communication

Nic is a digital marketing specialist, campaign organizer, and content creator at GlobalGiving, an international leader in nonprofit crowdfunding. 

Nic Gieselman '19

Media and Communication

Nic is a digital marketing specialist, campaign organizer, and content creator at GlobalGiving, an international leader in nonprofit crowdfunding. 

Italian Studies

Isabela is co-founder and COO of ELNOR (English Language Network of Refugees), which provides accessible, 1:1 English tutoring to adults living in refugee camps.

Isabela Secanechia ’17

Italian Studies

Isabela is co-founder and COO of ELNOR (English Language Network of Refugees), which provides accessible, 1:1 English tutoring to adults living in refugee camps.

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