Majors Abroad Programs (MAPs)

About the programs

Majors Abroad Programs (MAPs) require an academic year (two semesters) of study abroad. Students in MAPs will usually spend their junior year abroad, returning to Arcadia's campus in Glenside, Pa., to complete an integrative senior capstone project.

Global Media Major

Global Media offers a vast array of career opportunities in the fields of media, entertainment, and creative industries in the knowledge economy. Students have a multitude of options to develop their interests, skills and talents in a variety of areas.  You are required to spend two full-time semesters abroad taking courses in your chosen concentration. 

Spanish Cultural Studies

Students spend at least one year abroad in Granada or Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish Cultural Studies major assumes the student has mastered the language component and focuses on the study of specific areas such as the culture, art, history, politics, geography, literature, cinema, music, or the economy of the Iberian Peninsula.

Italian Studies

The Italian Studies major centers its core of courses in language skills, culture, literature, cinema, and the arts. The most significant aspect of this major is the requirement for students to spend at least one year in Italy and complete their major courses in cities such as Florence, Rome or Perugia. 

French Studies

The French Studies major provides in-depth study of France and its civilization. Students to spend at least one year in France. Studying at Hollins University, Arcadia’s affiliated program in Paris, provides unique exposure that allows students to immerse themselves in French language and culture.