First-year Study Abroad Experience

Alura Neumyer Dec 21, 2018 11:01 am

Humans Beyond Arcadia: Life-altering Experiences in Scotland

As our time in Scotland comes to a close, I thought it was important to highlight some of the people who make up FYSAE and illustrate the lives that we have lived while away from Arcadia. To do this, I gathered FYSAE students at the University of Stirling and asked them to share with me their...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22, London FYSAE Student

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22 is a first-year from Upstate New York, an Actuarial Science major, and a fellow FYSAE student. Here, she shares her thoughts on FYSAE and her three months in London. What made you do FYSAE? K: I got the message in the mail, and I chose fall because I figured...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 7, 2018 4:51 pm

Centenary at the Cenotaph

November 11, 2018, was quite possibly the most memorable day of my experience so far in London. Sundays are usually quiet, but this Sunday was particularly special, as it marked the 100th year since the end of World War I. Understanding it was a huge milestone— especially in the United Kingdom— I...

Dec 5, 2018 Ashley Knueppel

Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 19TH! Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest Send up to five submissions (photos and/or videos) of your semester abroad that you believe best reflect your study abroad experience. Think about what you learned, what you did, how you engaged with the local...

Dec 5, 2018 Ashley Knueppel

Study Abroad Welcome Back Dinner

DEADLINE TO RSVP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 19TH Study Abroad Welcome Back Dinner The Office of Study Away will be hosting a Welcome Back Dinner for all students who studied abroad this fall. The theme will be Taco Tuesday so come hungry! This will be a great opportunity to...

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Nov 30, 2018 Maria Tanner

Fun Til One Takeover: Holiday Cookies from Around the World

The Office of Study Away will be hosting this week's Fun Til One in the Commons. Join us for holiday cookies from around the world. A perfect sweet treat to enjoy as you begin getting ready for the end of the semester.

Alura Neumyer Nov 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Not Forgetting the ‘Study’ in Study Abroad

A week-long break in the middle of the semester left most of us Stirling FYSAE students ready to travel as much as possible in that appealingly long time period. But, back to reality, most of our essays were due around this time period, and lots of stress ensued as we balanced academics and...

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 2, 2018 3:43 pm

To Tube or Not to Tube

During our FYSAE orientation in London, we were led by Arcadia staff into our local station of London’s subway system, the Underground or “tube.” They walked us through how to get to school, how to get back, and the area near Big Ben and Parliament (Westminster). I tried to memorize the weird...

Alura Neumyer Oct 24, 2018 12:00 pm

Travel Jitters

Before I left for FYSAE, this quote pushed me past my fears of living in another country during my first semester of college. It has encouraged me to overcome many obstacles: leaving friends and family behind, boarding a plane, traveling with strangers, and going on...

Alura Neumyer Oct 8, 2018 4:38 pm

Finding Homes Away From Home

As first-years, our lives change drastically. One day, we’re home with our parents to rely on and our dogs to wake us up in the morning. We’re accustomed to looking out the window everyday to see familiar surroundings. The next day, our routines dramatically changed. Everything transformed for...

Nicholas Schiavo Oct 3, 2018 5:18 pm

From Brigantine to Britain

Unlike most first-year students, a group of us weren’t obsessing about the usual nervous first-day-of-class jitters. Instead, we were preparing for a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom, where we would be thrown completely out of our comfort zones to study abroad our...

Aug 30, 2018 Caitlin Burns

First-Year Students Depart for Semester in London and Stirling

As part of Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), 28 first-year students departed on Aug. 29 to spend their first semester studying in London, England or Stirling, Scotland through a unique study abroad opportunity that emphasizes global connections and cross-culture experiences....