Pathways to a Global Perspective

Global engagement at Arcadia University prepares students for lives of informed contribution in a rapidly changing global society. Through strategic institutional partnerships and innovative academic, experiential and co-curricular programming expressed in diverse and challenging global contexts, students learn to think critically, observe skillfully, reflect thoughtfully and participate meaningfully.

Arcadia in the World

Whether a field study course or a semester study abroad, Arcadia is renowned for our quality academic programs. Each year, we provide opportunities for thousands of U.S. students, faculty, and staff to gain a global perspective. Every semester we welcome international scholars, faculty, staff, alumni, and students; integrate a global awareness throughout our academic curriculum and research; and contribute to local and international community-based learning. 

Explore semester, short-term, or academic year study abroad opportunities available to undergraduate students at some of the world's top institutions.

Study Abroad

From field research opportunities to institutional alliances, Arcadia expands the classroom walls with global programs. 

Global Programs

Decades of Study Abroad History

Sixty-seven years of excellence in global education began on the saddle of a bicycle, for two dollars a day. In the summer of 1948, the world looked ahead to a brighter future. Gone was the extreme cataclysm and privation of the Second World War, but deep scars remained for the nations of Europe and their people. Moreover, the cooperative spirit of educational exchange between nations, which had flourished modestly prior to the war’s advent, was all but nonexistent.

The Arcadia Advantage

A Global Perspective Enriches Your Life Goals

Our students reflect on the value of having an international experience as part of their education. Whether interning with a foreign company, paced with a member of Parliament, experiencing culture for a summer - Arcadia students realize that a global experience enriches their education, career, and life goals. 

London Student Video
Preparing to Study Abroad - Meet Francesca
The College of Global Studies
Talking about Study Abroad in an Interview