Arcadia University News


September 6, 2017

FYSAE Students Leave for Semester in London or Stirling

On Sept. 2, 29 students departed for the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), where they will spend their first semester at Arcadia in London and Stirling. This semester, 17 students will learn in London, while 12 will study in Stirling, Scotland. Students in the 2021 FYSAE class included...

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June 21, 2017

HAPS Alumna, Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference

International Studies alumna Rabiyah Mujahid ’17 , Political Science major Erika Raskay ’18 , and Political Science and Psychology major Nichole Sickel ’18 were among an elite group of students selected to attend the 2017 National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania summer institute...

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March 7, 2017

Arcadia Alumni Offer Dental and Health Screenings in Guatemala

As part of a team of 10 medical professionals, Jami Smith ’13 , associate director of the Physician’s Assistant program; Shannon Diallo , assistant professor and academic coordinator of Medical Science; and Emilee Thomas ’13M, PA and Stephanie Joseph ’18M, PA provided dental care to more than 300...

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February 27, 2017

Peace Corps Panel Shares Experience Serving Abroad

By Jess Derr '20 On Feb. 15, five former Peace Corps volunteers visited Arcadia to share with students their experiences serving abroad and answer questions from students interesting in participating with the Corps. Panelists included Angela Ayukachale, who served in Cameroon from 1995 to 1997; Lew...

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February 3, 2017

Arcadia Community Unites for Diversity in Response to Executive Order

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, and staff joined together on Feb. 3 to unite in response to the Executive Order by the White House. While holding signs that called for diversity in communities, attendees were invited to share their concerns and hopes for the future. “I am glad to see...

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January 31, 2017

University Statement on White House Executive Order

The recent White House Executive Order leaves much uncertainty with colleges and universities and their students, scholars, international programs, and global alliances. This 90-day order not only impacts refugees and people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen, but also citizens...

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November 22, 2016

Arcadia Celebrates Cultural Diversity during International Education Week

Through performances and presentations, Arcadia University students, faculty, and friends highlighted cultures from around the world at the annual Celebrating Cultures fair on Nov. 16, as part of Arcadia’s International Education Week. Throughout the night, students entertained and informed the...

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October 26, 2016

International Education Week to Celebrate Scholastic Achievement, Cultures, and Global Knowledge

The Office of International Affairs will host several events Nov. 14-18 for International Education Week, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international education and cultural exchange worldwide and encourage students to be...

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March 18, 2016

Turn Your Preview Photos into Prizes ($800 travel vouchers!) in Photo Contest

Did you take great photos and videos during Preview? If so, they could win you prizes, including an $800 travel voucher, in the Preview Photo and Video Contest . The top winner in each theme—two photo and one video—will receive an $800 travel voucher from Student Universe to be used for future...

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January 12, 2016

Arcadia Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

The following Arcadia University students are among approximately 1,600 undergraduates across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the 2015-16 academic year. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

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November 19, 2015

Long ’17 Shows Hospitality to Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.

Upon returning to Glenside after a semester in Seoul, Cliff Long ’17 decided to help international students studying at Arcadia adjust to their new home. In his story “Returning the Hospitality,” Long explains why he joined the student organization International Peer Associate League (IPAL) and...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 11, 2015

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week , an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week,...

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October 2, 2015

Students Gather at Office of International Affairs Picnic

Mutaz Barnawi , a student in the Master of Arts in International Public Relations program, snaps a selfie with President Nicolette DeVille Christensen at the Office of International Affairs Welcome Picnic on Sept. 29. Sixty-six new international students from 19 countries joined Arcadia this year,...

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September 10, 2015

New Office of International Affairs, Commuter Lounge, Oak Summit Renovations Highlight Campus Improvements

Some offices and spaces around Arcadia’s Glenside campus have undergone renovations and refurbishments over the past few months. Throughout the summer, the Facilities Management and Capital Planning team implemented a host of improvements ranging from increased accessibility to updated technology...

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July 30, 2015

Jiaozhou Students Participate in Arcadia Cultural Exchange

From July 22 to 27, Arcadia hosted 29 students from China’s Jiaozhou High School for a cultural exchange through a partnership established five years ago. Olayinka Adesehinwa ’17 , Collin Boris ’18 , Matt Graziano ’18 , Anouchka Kibura ’17 , Cliff Long ’17 , and Yasemin Simsek ’17 served as Arcadia...

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March 4, 2015

Finn Named Vice President for the Pennsylvania Council for International Education

Janice Finn , associate dean for international affairs, was elected vice president for the Pennsylvania Council for International Education for the 2014-15 academic year.

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March 4, 2015

Ouellette Serves as Plenary Speaker at Penn TESOL East Conference

Mark Ouellette , director of English Language Institute, was the plenary speaker at the Penn Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages East Conference hosted by Arcadia University in November.

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March 4, 2015

Haffer Presents at NAC&U Conference, Daejeon University in South Korea

Dr. Warren Haffar , dean of international affairs, presented “Internationalization, Faculty Development, and Project-based Learning” at the New American Colleges and Universities Conference hosted by University of Redlands in June 2014. Haffer also gave presentations on “Conflict Resolution...

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February 26, 2015

Students from Arcadia’s English Language Institute Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Students from Arcadia University’s English Language Institute celebrate the Chinese New Year by sharing dumplings and culture with their classmates.

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February 20, 2015

Teage Writes on Youth Development, Unemployment in Liberia

On Feb. 10, Constance Teage ’14M published “Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Program” in The Bush Chicken , a website covering the country’s current events. Teage, a graduate of Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program , writes on the four months she spent studying youth...

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