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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

Lee ’21 Uses Gilman Scholarship to Encourage Students of Color to Study Abroad

By Nik Kachuyevski '21 For Criminal Justice major Aquilla Lee ’21 , studying abroad had been a goal ever since she was young. However, due to financial difficulties it didn’t seem like this goal would be achievable until Study Away Advisor Ashley Knueppel ’12 told Lee about the opportunities...

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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 17, 2020

Topa '21 Reflects on London Internship Experience

By Katherine Haines '21 International Business and Cultures major RaeAnn Topa ’21 said that one of the best reasons to do an internship while abroad is the connections to the people and city, which helped her feel less like a tourist when she studied in London during the fall 2019. Topa interned...

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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 14, 2020

Enrollment Management and Study Away Announce Global Scholars Program

Arcadia University’s Office of Enrollment Management and Office of Study Away have launched the Global Scholars Program , a four-year program designed to integrate a global perspective in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution. This personally tailored program...

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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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June 2, 2020

Arcadia Announces Unique, Distinctive GAP Year Program for 2020-21 Academic Year

Arcadia University has announced a GAP Year program for the 2020-21 academic year, a unique, innovative, and affordable way for students to earn university credits while acquiring a sense of the Arcadia experience at their own pace. Arcadia’s GAP Year program is distinctive for those students...

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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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February 18, 2020

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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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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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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