Arcadia Ranked Third and Sixth Nationally in Two Categories of the 2023 Open Doors Report

By Ryan Hiemenz | November 15, 2023
Students posing in Rome.

In the 2023 Open Doors report, released by the Institute of International Education (IIE), Arcadia University ranked third in the nation for percent of participation in study abroad and sixth for total participation by institution type

With an estimated 69 percent of undergraduate participation, Arcadia retained its national reputation as a leader in study abroad. Arcadia’s climb in the ranking demonstrates greater student mobility post-pandemic and a full return of the study abroad opportunities the university has to offer.

“At Arcadia, global engagement is a pillar of the student experience,” said Scott Terry, Director of Global Engagement. “Through our study abroad programs, students of all majors and backgrounds can gain a global perspective. We are especially proud of our legacy of offering study abroad opportunities in a student’s first-year.”  

Arcadia’s international experiences include but are not limited to Preview, the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), the Second-Year Study Abroad Experience (SYSAE), Global Field Study (GFS) courses, and graduate international academic experiences. The College of Global Studies at Arcadia offers summer-long, semester-long, or full-year study abroad programs.

The Open Doors report is an annual collection of data that is published by the IIE. It acts as an informative resource regarding both American students studying abroad and international students or scholars studying at universities in the United states. Arcadia falls in the category of Master’s Colleges and Universities, among other master’s level institutions that offer study abroad experiences as determined by the IIE.