Arcadia in the World

Pathways to a Global Perspective

Each year, hundreds of Arcadia University students gain an international perspective with our renowned study abroad programs. Whether it's a field study course or an extended program abroad, the Office of International Programs and the Office of Study Away helps students learn to think critically and reflect thoughtfully in a rapidly changing global society. 

The University's approved semester- and year-long study abroad programs through The College of Global Studies are designed to excite and inspire students.

Study Abroad

The First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) enables invited first-year students to participate in a semester-long study abroad program in London, England. 

First-Year Study Abroad Experience

The Second-Year Study Abroad Experience (SYSAE) enables invited students to participate in semester-long study abroad programs around the world during the fall semester of their second year. 

Second-Year Study Abroad Experience

Preview is a full semester course for first-year and new transfer students in the Spring semester that integrates a week-long global field study over semester break.


Global Field Study (GFS) courses are semester-long programs open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students that include an off-campus field study typically lasting 1-2 weeks.

Global Field Study

International Students & Students from Other Universities

Decades of Study Abroad

In the summer of 1948, 17 Beaver College undergraduate women were on a mission of education and discovery in post World War II Europe. On the backs of their bicycles, as the world looked ahead to a bright future, students sought to understand the cooperative spirit of rebuilding from devastation.

The Arcadia Advantage

Enrich Your College Experience

Our students value their international experiences. Whether interning with a foreign company, paced with a member of Parliament, experiencing culture for a summer - a global experience enriches your understanding of the world. 

1 Second Every Day - Granada
Why Study Abroad with Arcadia University
Arcadia Rome Internship Program - Trajan's Market Museum

Arcadia University is accredited by the Commission on HIgher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Global Studies, as one of the academic units of the institution, recently sponsored the accrediting team to visit and review our London Center. 

Contact Us

Office of Study Away

The Office of Study Away advises you on summer, semester and year-long study abroad experiences that best meet your academic, career and personal goals. You can begin to explore your study abroad options by scheduling a meeting with an advisor.

Hours: 9am-5pm, Location: 118 Taylor Hall,  Phone: 215-572-8514, Email:

Scott M. Terry

Director of Study Away

Ashley Hope Knueppel

Study Away Advisor

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs provides short-term education abroad experiences to the Arcadia community, including two-credit spring semester Preview courses and four-credit Global Field Study (GFS) courses, which inspire undergraduates to study abroad for a longer period. 

Hours: 9am-5pm, Location: 6 Royal Avenue,  Phone: 215-572-2867, Email:

Tran T. Chau


English Language Institute

Allison DeNoble

Administrative Assistant

Daniel "Dan" Devery

Travel Health and Safety Manager

Janice "Jan" A. Finn

Associate Dean

Cheryl Lewis

Assistant Director of Global Engagement