42 First-Year Students Depart for Semester in London, Scotland

September 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

After getting to know Arcadia’s Glenside campus, 42 Arcadia University first-year students departed from Glenside and boarded planes as a part of Arcadia’s distinctive First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), on Aug. 29. The students will be studying in two locations, London, England, and Stirling, Scotland.

As planned, students arrived at London Heathrow Airport early on Aug. 30 and headed directly to Arcadia’s “in-country” orientation at the College of Global Studies Office in London. The multi-day session includes an introduction to their host city and a brief homestay before the beginning of the academic semester.

Thirty first-years will settle into the contemporary, multicultural, international city of London, England, to study at the City University of London through Arcadia’s London Now program. The program combines courses taught through Arcadia University as well as City University of London. Students are housed with other American students studying abroad through Arcadia in one of two Arcadia-run facilities.

Twelve first-years will be moving onto Sterling, Scotland, Sept. 5 to study at University of Sterling, where they will experience campus life. Students take a full course load with fully matriculated students of the university and are housed in on-campus residence halls with other first-year Scottish and international students.

The first-year students participating in the Fall FYSAE program are:

Malina Bazink, Emily Brewer, Abigail Butler, Kevin Cameron, Michael Chiodo, Rebecca Cicalese, Alix Cullum, Maria D’Abbene, Jenna D’Angelo, Victoria D’Angelo, Patrick Elsing, Catherine Everett, Daniel Gamarnik, Evan Hathaway, Kate Heath, Matthew Hiegl, Storm Kemmerer, David Klein, Jeremy Kramer, Samantha Maguire, Megan Marren, Kevin McCann, Masey Mcmahon, Angelique Neumann, Raquel Orelowitz, Rebecca-Rae Pantin, Courtney Prince, Sarah Rainey, Dymond Redd, Emily Regan, Scott Rossiter, Seth Rusinko, Elizabeth Saraceno, Viola Sawyer, Laura Siewert, Kate Slenzak, Cassandra Sobutka, Kelly Stevenson, Ciara Stone, Alexa Strus, Abaigeal Thivierge, and Toby Yuen.

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