First-year Study Abroad Experience

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Feb 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Kubischta ’10 Discovers Love and a Legal Career in London

Catherine Kubischta ’10 grew up on a small farm in the heart of North Dakota and dreamt of someday practicing law and exploring the globe. She came to Arcadia as an International Studies major and was one of the first students to declare a major in Global Legal Studies (GLS), new to Arcadia in 2006...

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Dec 21, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Montgomery News: Student on First Year Study Abroad Program Helps Mom Meet Pen Pal

The Montgomery News recently featured an unlikely connection spanning oceans as well as decades. When Scott Rossiter '15, a Global Media Studies major, elected to participate in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, it gave his mother, Pam, an opportunity to meet her long-time...

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Nov 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

DeBello ’12 Brings Zumba to Campus Club Schedule

Melissa DeBello ’12, an Interdisciplinary Science major with a Pre-Optometry concentration, is shaking things up in Intramurals and Recreation. A certified Zumba instructor, she recently landed a part-time gig at Abington YMCA and is volunteering her time at Arcadia to help her peers stay fit and...

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Oct 25, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

One Breath at a Time: Bennett Brings Yoga, Meditation to Arcadia

Sports competitor turned guru Grace Bennett ’14 found strength and healing through the independent practice of yoga. Eager to share the benefits of her training, she began collaborating with the Personal Fitness Club to help Arcadia students improve cognitive functions and reduce stress through...

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Sep 13, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Ekstein ’14 Discovers Opportunities on an Autumn Campus

FYSAE participant and student blogger Amanda Ekstein ’14 is diving headfirst into her first fall semester in Glenside. In a recent post, she discusses the difficulties of striking a balance between work, campus events and getting sufficient rest. As exciting and fun as it is to discover what...

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Sep 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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

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...

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Mar 1, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Whitehouse Attends '87,' Reflects on Journey

Honors student Amanda Whitehouse ’11 recently attended the 87 event to commemorate the graduating seniors’ 87-day countdown to commencement. Enjoying the refreshments as well as the chance to mingle with peers and professors, Whitehouse came to the realization that her four-year journey at Arcadia...

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Feb 18, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Honors Student Discusses FYSAE with Meiers

Student blogger and honors student Julia Vasinda ’11 recently interviewed Bill Meiers, Associate Dean of the Honors Program and English Instructor, as part of her senior thesis. She shares her Q&A, which discusses Arcadia’s unique First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), as well as some of...

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Feb 11, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

FYSAE Blog: A Kind Guard and a Private Tour of Westminster Abbey

Danielle Leon ’14, a participant in Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience, is finding that a little kindness goes a long way in London, England. In her latest blog entry, she describes the “best day ever.” Trying to save the 16-pound entrance fee, Leon and her friends viewed Westminster...

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Nov 16, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Ranks #1 in Nation in Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad

Arcadia University has the #1 undergraduate participation rate in the nation, marking its leadership in international education with an undergraduate participation of 132.2 percent, higher than any other college or university in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report released...