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July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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June 17, 2021

TCGS Hosts Pride Month Events Around the World

This June, The College of Global Studies celebrates Pride month around the world with a series of in-person and virtual events for students in their host countries. Granada, Spain June 22: A lecture with Olivia Avila Ruiz to discuss the work with LGBTQ+ activists in Granada June 24: A Gabriel Lopez...

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June 8, 2021

Shaughnessy ’22 Builds Portfolio Through Global Virtual Internship Program

While Political Science major Jill Shaughnessy ’22 couldn’t study abroad in the spring semester because of COVID-19, she was still able to experience an international internship. Through The College of Global Studies Virtual Global Internship Program , Shaughnessy interned with the...

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May 31, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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April 7, 2021

Arcadia University Expands Study Abroad Opportunities for Summer 2021 and 2021-2022 Academic Year

Arcadia University, a national leader in study abroad, continues to offer a slate of global programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for fall 2021 are open for study abroad programs in England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Wales, and a global internship program in Philadelphia...

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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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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 10, 2020

Study Abroad Still Open for Fall 2020

Arcadia Abroad has multiple options for a compelling, globally-focused semester or academic year of studying, exploring, and engaging with the diverse communities of your chosen host country. Deadlines are fast approaching so apply now . International Students on M1 & F1 Visas: Arcadia Abroad...

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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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July 1, 2020

TCGS: LGBTQ Pride Month

Drew Villierme-Lightfoot is a Program Manager for England, Wales, and Chile at The College of Global Studies . He shares some of the history of Pride Month and also some of the LGBTQ events that our students have participated in. June is LGBTQ Pride Month across the globe. Typically during this...

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April 30, 2020

Health Care Workers Find Emergency Lodging at Arcadia’s Princess Elizabeth House in London

The College of Global Studies is helping medical students at Whittington Hospital in Highgate, London, as they fight the COVID-19 virus. The Princess Elizabeth House , across the street from Whittington Hospital, is providing local accommodation at no charge to key emergency health care workers who...

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March 18, 2020

Mentoring Helps Turner ’20 Excel in Computer Science

Jules Turner Class of 2020 Computer Science major Computer Science major Jules Turner ’20 doesn’t know where she’d be without the female mentors she’s had at Arcadia University: Dr. Kathy Macropol , professor of Computer Science, who has helped her find her calling, and Caleigh Diefenthaler...

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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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September 9, 2019

Arcadia Rises in U.S. News and World Report’s Regional and National Rankings

Arcadia University once again rose in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings , released today, placing highly in national lists for study abroad and regionally for value, innovation, and social mobility. For the first time, the U.S. News & World Report rankings include a national...

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July 1, 2019

Dombroski '20 Investigates U.K. Mental Health Care

Through her research writing course at Arcadia, Amanda Dombroski ’20 developed an interest in mental health policy—one she couldn’t shake when she secured a position at a criminal law firm through The College of Global Studies’ London Internship program. While compiling evidence and attending legal...

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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

Ireland Publishes Article on Gaelic and Old English Poetry

Dr. Colin A. Ireland , professor emeritus at The College of Global Studies and former resident director of Arcadia Ireland programs, published “Visionary Poets and the Aesthetics of Vision: Perspectives on Gaelic and Old English Poetic Practices”— an article exploring stereotypes associated with...

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January 2, 2019

President Nair Tours U.K. Centers

In December, President Ajay Nair met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) participants at Arcadia’s Centers in London and Edinburgh. Accompanied by The College of Global Studies’ Vice President and Executive Director Lorna Stern and Chief Operating...

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December 29, 2018

Arcadia in Cape Town

The College of Global Studies (TCGS) launched Arcadia in Cape Town, a program designed to help students merge their academic interests with community development initiatives in South Africa. Though South Africa has been one of Arcadia’s study abroad destinations since 2008, TCGS’ partnership with...

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