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March 25, 2021

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21 , a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

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March 24, 2021

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees. Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR) , the pilot program...

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February 11, 2021

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. With the help...

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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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February 29, 2020

Explore the World with Arcadia

My name is Jules Turner, and I am a senior Computer Science major at Arcadia. I want to tell you a bit about the study abroad opportunities I've taken advantage of. My first year here, I went to Greece on Preview , through which students take a two-credit course during their spring...

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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 18, 2019

Arcadia Welcomes Students from Jiangsu University

For the first time, students from Jiangsu University in China will visit campus on a “reverse Preview” in January. Through a collaborative agreement with Jiangsu University, students can enroll in a dual degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Science programs —usually completing two or three years at...

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April 22, 2019

Black Alumni Association Celebrates Inaugural Preview Scholarship Recipients

“I feel like I’m part of history,” said Stephanie Quarshie ’22 , a Biology major who went to Paris on Preview. She’s one of 10 students who received the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU)’s inaugural Preview scholarships for 2019. “I’m grateful. Preview is why I came to Arcadia...

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April 11, 2019

Students Showcase International Learning Experience at Global Expo

Visitors to the University Commons traveled around the world in just a few hours at the annual Global Expo on April 5. The 278 first-year and transfer students from 12 Preview courses showcased their global experiences, such as learning about ecotourism in Costa Rica and exploring the history of U...

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November 6, 2018

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship . Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

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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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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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April 24, 2018

Finn Presents on Student Study Abroad Experience at National Conference

Jan Finn , associate dean of International Affairs, presented on student experience and expectations for study abroad at the annual Forum on Education Abroad national conference on March 22. The presentation, entitled “Great Expectations: Theirs and Ours - How to Meet Students Somewhere Between...

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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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March 9, 2018

Hundreds of Arcadia Students Depart for Preview March 9

On Friday, March 9, nearly 350 first-year and transfer students, along with 30 faculty and staff members, left campus to embark on Arcadia University’s 25th annual Preview, a two-credit course and weeklong international experience. Over the March 9 to 16 spring break, students studied in Greece,...

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November 14, 2017

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

For the eighth consecutive year, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report, released yesterday. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of undergraduate students...

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September 7, 2017

Great Value Colleges Lauds Arcadia’s Study Abroad Programs

Commended for The College of Global Studies’ (TCGS) extensive network of study away programs and global centers, Arcadia University was ranked fifth on Great Value Colleges’ 2017 list of colleges and universities with the best study abroad programs . The ranking was based on percentage of students...

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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 29, 2017

During Week at Arcadia, Mumbai Students Learn Food Culture and Economy

Global Pathways Institute (GPI) students Pankti Antani and Shubhechha Dhar from Mumbai, India participated in a “reverse” Preview experience in Glenside from March 19 to 25. In a unique transcontinental course, both Glenside first-year students and Mumbai students participate in “Food Culture...

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March 10, 2017

Spring Break and Snow

Today's snowfall provided a wintry sendoff for students embarking on Preview. Click here to enjoy photos from today, as well as a few reminders from last week's spring-like temperatures, which led to gorgeous campus shots of students enjoying Haber Green.

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March 9, 2017

First-Year and Transfer Students Prepare for Preview

Nearly 400 first-year and transfer students are preparing to embark on Arcadia University’s 24th annual Preview , a two-credit course and weeklong international experience that provides participants with a taste of study abroad. This year, 385 students and 35 faculty and staff will spend spring...

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