Arcadia University News


May 11, 2021

Rende ’21 Continues to Assist LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resource in London

When English major Kaede Rende ’21 was forced to come back to the United States in the spring 2020 from their study abroad opportunity in London, they thought the internship was over. Rende’s internship with OutLife, a nonprofit organization focused on LGBTQ+ mental health, came to an overnight...

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April 20, 2021

After Australia, Philippines, and U.S., Joseph ’22 Studies in South Korea

While Education Studies major Mercy Joseph ’22 has lived in Australia, the Philippines, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, she’s been dreaming of living in South Korea. This spring, she made that dream a reality, studying at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “Korea’s been an interest to me,” said Joseph...

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November 24, 2020

Food Club Looks to Inspire Cultural Exchange Between Jiangsu and Arcadia Students

During the Oct. 27 Student Government Organization (SGO) meeting, the executive committee approved the newest student group: the Chinese Food Club. The Chinese Food Club President Xinran “Victoria” Wang ’21 said many of the club’s members previously attended an event that focused on Asian food, and...

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November 20, 2020

52 Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Delta Honors Society

Arcadia University recognized 52 undergraduate students at the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society annual induction ceremony on Nov. 19. Held virtually this year, the induction ceremony recognizes students for their academic excellence and international experiences. This year,...

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November 19, 2020

2020 Open Doors Report Ranks Arcadia #1 in Nation for Study Abroad

Arcadia University ranked #1 in the nation in undergraduate study abroad participation in the 2020 Open Doors report , released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Nov. 16. Arcadia earned this prestigious recognition based on the percentage of undergraduate students participating...

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November 18, 2020

Searle ’23: Online in London

Hershey, Pa. resident and Business Administration major Abi Searle ’23 had been planning to study abroad this fall, and wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop her. On Sept. 10, Searle landed in Heathrow Airport to begin her academic year abroad in London, a city that she’s known since childhood. A...

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November 13, 2020

Arcadia Hosts Virtual Events in Celebration of International Education

International Education Week is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to advocate international education and cultural exchange worldwide and encourage students to adapt to global environments. The Office of International Programs and the Office...

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October 23, 2020

Dr. Rosoff Meets with Swedish Students About 2020 Election

Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff , dean of graduate and undergraduate studies, recently engaged with a group of high school students in Linköping, Sweden to discuss the experience of being an American voter. The students are in their first year at Berzeliusskolan gymnasium, in a three-year natural science...

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October 9, 2020

Hickey ’22 Learning Online, Abroad

Psychology major Kimberly Hickey ’22 was determined to study abroad this year, even if she would still be learning virtually. On Aug. 31, she realized the first step of her goal when she flew to Stirling, Scotland, to study abroad through the University of Stirling. “I figured why stay at home and...

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July 6, 2020

TCGS: Virtual Europe Internships

Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies (TCGS) is pleased to announce Virtual Europe Internships . This exciting opportunity enables students to enhance their semester of study at their home institution, or their Gap Year, through a virtual internship with employers in London, Edinburgh,...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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January 24, 2020

Specht ’20 Announced as Fulbright and Critical Language Semi-Finalist

International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 has her sights set on working in Brazil after graduation. This month, she’s moved one step closer to making it a reality. She learned that she’s a semi-finalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and Critical...

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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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April 24, 2019

Arcadia University Passes “Refugees Welcome” Resolution

By Olivia Grajewski ’20 Arcadia University’s Student Government Organization passed an “I Welcome” resolution on April 18 declaring the campus a welcoming and safe place for refugees. An effort led by the international organization Amnesty International, “I Welcome” resolutions are official, non-...

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April 9, 2019

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 As more than 275 Arcadia students and co-leaders headed to destinations around the world on Preview, a group of 16 students, alumni, and staff headed for Yabucoa, Puerto Rico to spend their spring break providing hurricane relief through the Community and Civic Engagement...

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June 27, 2018

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

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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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May 8, 2018

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris...

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April 18, 2018

At Global Expo, Students Showcase Preview Experiences

The 350 first-year and transfer students from Arcadia’s 15 Preview courses presented a world of discoveries, from traditional dresses to hand-woven hammocks made of recycled plastic, at the 25th annual Global Expo on April 13. From March 9 to 16, students on Preview traveled to England, Ireland,...

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