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May 18, 2021

Jake McCrea: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Political Science Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory was getting to know my life long friends Involvement on campus: I was a class officer for the Class of 2021, a member of Student Government Organization...

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March 31, 2021

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18 , who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital. “Arcadia taught me a lot about what...

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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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March 1, 2021

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...

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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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August 12, 2020

Ahmadi ’17 Finds Calling Through Fulbright Program

When Zahara Ahmadi ’17 graduated as an International Studies major with a concentration in Middle Eastern and African studies, she imagined a career in diplomacy. As one of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipients, along with Cliff Long ’17 , Ahmadi planned to teach in...

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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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January 9, 2020

Dr. Parsons Dick Leads Research on Global Mobility and Immigration Policy

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair Associate Professor of International Studies Director of International Studies Courses : Introduction to International Studies; Research Writing; Conflict and Inequality in Latin America; Migration Politics in the Americas;...

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December 9, 2019

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

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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 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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September 10, 2019

Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16. The column explores American news coverage of racializing discourse...

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August 29, 2019

Fall FYSAE Cohort Departs for London and Stirling for the Last Time

The 19 first-year students who boarded buses headed to the airport on Aug. 28 could hardly contain their excitement to study abroad in London, England and Stirling, Scotland through Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) program. This fall, 13 students will study at the Arcadia London...

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August 20, 2019

Park '21 Fights Poverty Through Internship

Passionate about foreign policy, International Studies major Rachel Park ’21 landed an internship with the Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty around the world. As an international affairs intern, Park supported national campaigns to make global poverty a focus...

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January 23, 2019

Park ’21 Featured in Couer d’Alene Press for Internship Fighting Poverty

Rachel Park ’21 was featured in her hometown paper, the Couer d’ Alene Press in Idaho, in a Jan. 18 article for her internship fighting global poverty with The Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending world hunger. At her internship, Park uses her knowledge of international studies to...

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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 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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March 29, 2018

Dr. Riggan Book Earns Honorable Mention from International Book Award Committee

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of International Studies, received an honorable mention recognition from the Comparative and International Education Society’s Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award Committee for The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of...

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December 13, 2017

Three Earn Gilman International Scholarships

This November, three Arcadia students received the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program Spring 2018 Award, a national scholarship benefiting students who plan to study abroad. Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 will study in Australia, Computer Science major Jules Turner...

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