First-year Study Abroad Experience

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Jun 22, 2022 Connor Fogel

Because, ARCADIA

Students personify a university. Through its  students — their experiences, actions, and growth —  a university becomes a living, breathing entity. And perhaps nothing captures the student story more than their  first-person perspectives. The ability to share their challenges,...

May 16, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Catelyn Ballard

Catelyn Ballard   Major: International Studies, with minors in French and Environmental Studies. Hometown: Penndel, Pa. Time abroad: In spring 2019, Catelyn did a First Year Study Abroad Experience in London, England. She spent a semester abroad at Edinburgh Napier...

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Nov 29, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

2021 Open Doors Report Ranks Arcadia Among Top Universities in Nation for Study Abroad Participation

In the 2021 Open Doors Report, released on Nov. 15 by the Institute of International Education (IIE), Arcadia University once again ranks among the top colleges and universities nationally in its respective category for study abroad participation.  Arcadia ranks 8th in the nation in...

Oct 27, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Named 20-Year Top Producer of Gilman International Scholars

Arcadia University, long renowned as a national leader in study abroad, has been named by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as among the top recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship over the past 20 years.  This year, to...

Arcadia University Class of 2021 graduate Emily Brenner

May 19, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Emily Brenner: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Social Justice concentration) with a Sociology minor Favorite Arcadia memory: That’s hard because there’s so many things. I’d go with either Woodstock 2019, my entire First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) semester in London, and what I’...

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Micah Gordley Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am

Unexpected Compromise: Studying Abroad From Glenside

A year ago, I had committed to Arcadia and decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad in London as a part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Today, I find myself on Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, studying abroad virtually. Though this hasn’t been the ideal outcome, it’s hard...

Arcadia University alumna Isabela Secanechia

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Students on Preview in Oman

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 2, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Global Opportunities at Arcadia
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Nov 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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 in...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm

Oui Can Do It

Paris was one of my favorite places that I visited during FYSAE. The food was great, the sights were unreal, and the French people—well, not so kind.  French was always the language I could never imagine learning. It seemed way too complex, so I stuck with Spanish in high school...

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Mia Woo Feb 19, 2020 3:16 pm

A Third Culture Kid’s Take on Culture Shock

In my previous blog post, “From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid,” I talked a bit about my experiences as a “TCK”—someone who spent a significant amount of their childhood in a country or culture that doesn’t match their citizenship. In my case, I lived in Tokyo, Japan,...

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Feb 12, 2020 Andrea Walls

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...