International Students

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Jan 22, 2019 Farrah Bradley

Lunar New Year Party!

The Office of International Programs is throwing a party to celebrate Lunar New Year. Several east Asian countries celebrate the new year according to the cycles of the moon. Our celebration will feature traditional Asian foods, and guests can learn about the Chinese zodiac while enjoying other...

Heidi Specht Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Tearing Down Language Barriers, Building Cultural Bridges

I sit down at an outside table at Easton Cafe, with a hot coffee at my side and a beat-up notebook in front me. Maren, an exchange student from Germany, arrives a few minutes later for our German lesson. “Hallo,” she says to me, “Wie geht’s dir?” “Mir geht’s gut,” I respond. “Und dir...

Justin Tai Oct 30, 2018 3:21 pm

Small Island, Big Dreams

“I don’t care what you want to be, just make sure you graduate from college.” I didn’t know how to feel when my mother said this. I was motivated, but the responsibility felt overwhelming. As I imagined my future, I knew that if I stayed on the little rock I call home (Guam), I would...

Oct 22, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Jiangsu University Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn and National Day Festivals

On Oct. 1, Jiangsu University (JSU) students and Arcadia’s Computer Science and Mathematics faculty gathered at Minado Restaurant in Norristown, Pa. to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day of the People's Republic of China. Students and faculty connected over dinner, shared their...

Heidi Specht Oct 8, 2018 5:02 pm

First Impressions of Arcadia: an International Perspective

A week before the annual mass of new students descend on Arcadia, another group— about 70 international students representing 15 countries— arrive with the same mix of anxiety and excitement.   For many of those international students, it is their first time at an American...

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Jun 27, 2018 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

Jun 7, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Students, Faculty Attend NAFSA’s International Educators Conference

Arcadia students and faculty joined nearly 10,000 international education professionals at the 2018 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., from May 27 to June 1. This year’s theme, “Diverse Voices, Shared...

May 29, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

Shubhechha Dhar Mar 27, 2018 12:24 pm

India’s Festival of Colors Comes to Arcadia

Coming from a land that celebrates more than 50 festivals every year, I knew I would miss them once I moved overseas— especially Holi. Holi is one of India’s most popular and vibrant festivals, signifying the triumph of good over evil and celebrating the arrival of spring and harvests to...

Shivani Mansharamani Mar 13, 2018 4:23 pm

Arcadia, My Ideological Home

“How do you like it here?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked as a foreigner studying abroad. Most people expect me to answer with a comparison to India. What surprises everyone is that I identify more with my new culture than the one in which I grew up. As someone born into a...

Shubhechha Dhar Mar 9, 2018 10:57 am

Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

When I used to hear my name being called on in class to answer a question, my face would flush red. My chest would tighten up and breathing seemed like the most difficult thing to do. I feared that I would be judged, criticized, and evaluated based on what I said. And when the professors said...

William Snell Feb 23, 2018 3:52 pm

Going Global: The Arcadian Experience

Don’t get me wrong: I really miss Arcadia. But I am also having an amazing time here at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. Arcadia’s study abroad program in Bond has become a very popular choice not only among Arcadia students, but also for other American students coming from various...