Arcadia University News

March 20, 2013

Preview Photo Contest: Submit Your Best Shots

Students who are traveling out into the world this spring break are encouraged to submit photographs for this year’s Preview Photo Contest. The contest has four themes: ‘Preview’ Through My Eyes : Capture a moment engaging in the culture, making new friends abroad, or discovering a part of the...


March 8, 2013

Preview: Arcadia Students Depart for a World of Discoveries

On March 8, the first of more than 450 first-year and transfer students participating in 21 Preview courses braved snowy conditions on the way to their destinations—17 countries across four continents. Passports pocketed, students will study U.S.-Cuba relations in Havana, the Cold War in Berlin,...

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January 18, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ on Display in Judith Taylor Gallery through Feb. 20

Arcadia University hosts Forgotten Philadelphia , an art exhibit presented by Philadelphia Stories , from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 in the Judith Taylor Gallery located in Landman Library. Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures in the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to...

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January 14, 2013

Brinker Publishes Paper on Economic Citizenship in the Caribbean

Thomas Brinker, Jr. , Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the MBA Program, authored a paper, "Economic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Retirement Planning Consideration?", which was published in the January 2013 edition of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals . As...

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November 13, 2012

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Study Abroad

Arcadia University continues as a top university in the United States for study abroad. Arcadia is ranked #1 for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in a study abroad experience of master’s level schools, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange...

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September 21, 2012

Excitement Blooms at Preview 2013 Kickoff

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Students bobbed their heads in time to world-beat music while perusing display tables along the Walk of Pride at Preview Kickoff. The colorful, crowded event provided a first look at Preview 2013 destinations—a whopping 19 locations around the...

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September 5, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Arcadia University a Pacesetter in International Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Arcadia University in the article "For a Growing Number of Freshman, Packing for College Requires a Passport," on Sept. 3. Contributor Ian Wilhelm reports that a growing number of universities are encouraging students to study abroad early in their college...


July 30, 2012

Martin-Molina ’73,’03M Bridges Gap Between U.S. and Cuba, Helps Develop Study Abroad Program

Sitting in Blankley Alumni House, Pam Martin-Molina ’73 , ’03M recalls the first time she saw Fidel Castro on television, punctuating statements with a dramatic wag of his finger. A young girl at the time, she was immediately fascinated by the charismatic leader and curious about Cuba. Now Martin-...

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May 25, 2012

Barton Honored With 2012 Martha Washington Award

The Martha Washington Award is presented to one Arcadia University faculty or staff member at the annual end of the year Awards Luncheon. The distinction was created to honor Martha Washington, a housekeeper in Grey Towers Castle who began working for the school in 1946. Working (by her own account...


May 10, 2012

Porcasi ’12 Discovers Sustainability Abroad and the Entrepreneur Within

There is always something new to learn in the field of Graphic Design. Jon Porcasi ’12 knows this better than most. After four years of study, including three study abroad experiences and three internships, he’s emerging from Arcadia with much more than a B.A.—he’s familiar with the pace of this...

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April 24, 2012

Arcadia Launches Global Workshop Series with 20 Philadelphia Faculty in Cuba

Arcadia University launches its Global Faculty Development Workshop series in June at the University of Havana in Cuba. The global series aims to spur faculty leadership in campus internationalization across the nation. Twenty faculty from Philadelphia area universities will join Arcadia University...

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April 17, 2012

Before Preview Trailblazer Eizman Prigal ’88 Found Clarity Abroad

An Arcadia tradition since 1994, when 140 students traveled to London during spring break, Preview continues to gain momentum. This year the program offered more destinations than ever before—17, to be exact. And more than 400 Arcadia University students, faculty and staff conducted fieldwork and...

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April 13, 2012

Global Expo—Nearly 400 Students with Stories to Tell

Over spring break Arcadia University students traveled to 16 countries to complete fieldwork and in-country study for 17 Preview courses and four ID courses. The Commons will be abuzz as they convene to celebrate and present projects inspired by their international experiences at Global Expo on...

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April 13, 2012

New Study Abroad Program, Faculty Development Begins in Cuba

Arcadia University announces the establishment of the Arcadia in Cuba study abroad program, as well as the first Global Faculty Development Workshop in academic collaboration with the prestigious University of Havana. This new relationship has enabled The College of Global Studies at Arcadia...

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April 13, 2012

First-Year Finds Cultural Traditions and Tolerance in Jerusalem

International Studies major Andrew Kupstas ’15 was among 15 students who spent his spring break abroad as a part of Jerusalem Preview. He had always placed Jerusalem on the top of his list of places to visit, dreaming of traversing the via Delarosa, and taking in the grandeur of the Western Wall...


March 23, 2012

Romanian Coordinator: 'Students Acted Like Real Ambassadors in Our Country'

Bucharest, Romania, is one of many international cities Arcadia University first-year and transfer students explored during Preview . Bill Meiers ’93M,’96M , English Instructor and Co-Director of the Honors Program , led the students in his two-credit Honors course, "Cultural Crossover and Change...

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March 9, 2012

Trustees Commit To ‘Study Abroad’ as Part of Arcadia’s Global Leadership

The Board of Trustees of Arcadia University, nationally recognized as a leader in study abroad and a pioneer in global education, voted unanimously on March 2 to add a unique trustee responsibility: to go overseas themselves and observe firsthand what makes Arcadia global education truly unique...


March 9, 2012

Arcadia Does Spring Break in 21 Groups, Across 6 Continents

More than 400 Arcadia University students, faculty and staff participating in 17 Previews and three Interdisciplinary (ID) courses will knock down the classroom walls, and set off into 21 groups in 6 different continents to conduct fieldwork and in-country study, starting March 9. Students will...

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March 9, 2012

Inquirer: Arcadia Trustees To Try Out Travel-Abroad Programs

The March 8 Philadelphia Inquirer featured the story "Arcadia trustees to try out travel-abroad programs" by higher education reporter Susan Snyder. Snyder wrote: Arcadia University has long been known for its global education program, which results in more than 80 percent of its students studying...


March 9, 2012

Inquirer: Arcadia Trustees To Try Out Travel-Abroad Programs

The March 8 Philadelphia Inquirer featured the story "Arcadia trustees to try out travel-abroad programs" by higher education reporter Susan Snyder. Snyder wrote: Arcadia University has long been known for its global education program, which results in more than 80 percent of its students studying...


March 2, 2012

Jewish Exponent: Arcadia Plans Preview Trip to Israel

The Feb. 29 Jewish Exponent reported on a new addition to the Preview short-term study abroad slate for 2012: Israel. In 30 years at Arcadia University in Glenside, physical therapy professor Jan Tecklin can't recall any students studying in Israel, despite the fact that the university is known for...