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November 25, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Cultures During International Education Week

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Arcadia students, faculty, and friends came out to highlight cultures from around the world at the annual Celebrating Cultures event on Nov. 20. The event, which was part of Arcadia’s International Education Week, featured food, presentations, and performances of music and...

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November 22, 2019

Gottfried ’12 Encourages Students to Keep an Open Mind

Thirty-two countries. Seven years. Psychology alumnus Marc Gottfried ’12 had too many commitments as a student, baseball play, Arcadia ambassador, and University event student worker to spend a semester abroad, although he did make time for Preview and a Global Field Study (GFS) course. Now, he...

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November 22, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates International Education Week with Scavenger Hunt

In recognition of International Education Week, the Office of International Programs (OIP) collaborated with the Modern Languages and Cultures Department to host the sixth annual Modern Languages Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 20. In groups or pairs, students hunted for clues in the language they study:...

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November 22, 2019

Dr. Kachuyevski Uses Fulbright Experience to Lead GFS Course to Ukraine

Imagine living in a democratizing country that used to be part of a multiethnic empire based on authoritarian rule- how would your cultural and national identity be defined by this? Students in Dr. Angela Kachuyevski ’s Spring 2020 Global Field Study (GFS) course, “Identity and Democratization in...

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November 21, 2019

Lamoreaux ’20 Overcomes Adversity, Excels Globally

If Ashley Lamoreaux ’s Jeep Cherokee breaks down in the middle of a desert, she doesn’t want—or need—to rely on someone else to fix it. And for Lamoreaux, that’s a real possibility: While studying abroad in Cape Town last December, she drove a 100cc Sym Scooter across South Africa. The two-week, 3,...

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November 21, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Jansen

Dr. Alan Jansen , resident director of Arcadia’s South Africa Center in Cape Town , is retiring at the end of the fall 2019 semester after nearly 10 years with the University. As resident director, Dr. Jansen oversees the center and works with colleges and universities worldwide to develop faculty-...

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November 20, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates International Experiences and Achievements

By Caroline Jordan '20 Arcadia University’s Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Nov. 15. The chapter, established at Arcadia in 2003, is a branch of the national honor society that was founded in 1986 to recognize scholarly achievements in...

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November 20, 2019

Hause ’20 Uses Business Savvy to Help Sydney Based Organization

Business Administration major Ryan Hause ’20 never dreamed he’d be helping with marketing, social media, advertising, and contract reviews in Sydney, Australia. Spring 2019 found Hause at a crossroads: stay in Glenside, or take advantage of a final study abroad opportunity as an...

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November 19, 2019

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

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November 14, 2019

Malamut ’10, McGee-Crane ’10 Broaden Global Perspectives

Study abroad launched the careers of Amanda Malamut ’10 and Caitlin McGee-Crane ’10 —and an international movement to make quality education accessible in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. While volunteering in Malabo in 2008, the International Studies alumnae learned that students in Equatorial...

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October 7, 2019

Arcadia Featured in PBS39 for Study Abroad Programs

From weeklong cultural immersion to yearlong study abroad opportunities, Arcadia has it all– and was nationally recognized for it. On Sept. 20, PBS39 featured Arcadia after U.S. News & World Report ranked the University second in the nation for study abroad. The segment including interviews...

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June 17, 2019

A Women’s Garden Grows in Guatemala

Dedicated to reducing food insecurity and increasing nutrition quality in Guatemala, Master of Public Health candidate Tayyaba Javed Bhatti ’20MPH helped establish a community garden—supported by the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development —at Masroor...

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May 6, 2019

Jock ’20 Published by INSP News Service

Print communications major Kaitlin Jock ’20 published “The United States has a hostile architecture problem. Is public space becoming private?” with International Network of Street Papers (INSP) News Service on April 26 and Spare Change News on May 3. Jock’s article is critical of a recent movement...

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March 26, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Holi Festival on Haber Green

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 and Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 20, Arcadia’s “Inside Hinduism” course hosted its second annual Holi Hindu Festival of Colors. Students met on Haber Green to learn about the history of the celebration and the Hindu culture while enjoying a lunch of traditional foods. After...

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November 16, 2018

Arcadia Again Ranked First in Nation by IIE for Study Abroad Participation

For the ninth consecutive year, the Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia University first in the U.S. in study abroad participation. Arcadia earned the recognition in IIE’s Open Doors report, released on Nov. 13, based on the percentage of undergraduate students participating in...

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August 30, 2018

First-Year Students Depart for Semester in London and Stirling

As part of Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), 28 first-year students departed on Aug. 29 to spend their first semester studying in London, England or Stirling, Scotland through a unique study abroad opportunity that emphasizes global connections and cross-culture experiences...

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August 14, 2018

Dr. Crenshaw Appointed Co-Editor of NAFSA’s Global Publication

Associate Provost Dr. Sandra Crenshaw will serve as co-editor of NAFSA: Association for International Educators’ Global Studies Literature Review . The annual online publication aims to promote dialogue among members of the higher education community by highlighting the interconnected nature of...

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July 11, 2018

Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University Launches Preview Travel Support Program

All Arcadia University students should be able to “preview” the world—that’s why the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has launched a new travel support program. Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an...

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June 7, 2018

Students, Faculty Attend NAFSA’s International Educators Conference

Arcadia students and faculty joined nearly 10,000 international education professionals at the 2018 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., from May 27 to June 1. This year’s theme, “Diverse Voices, Shared...

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May 29, 2018

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

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May 9, 2018

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

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