International Students

View of skyscrapers in Tokyo at night.

Mia Woo Feb 5, 2020 4:50 pm

From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid

From my very first day at Arcadia, I learned the art of introducing myself: stating my name, major, where I’m from, and the good ole fun fact to top it off. I’ve gotten pretty good at introductions, except for one bit—I have no idea how to say where I’m from. I genuinely don’t know what to say...

Male student onstage in great room singing during glow karaoke.

Heidi Specht Jan 10, 2020 11:57 am

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Events on Campus

As a senior who lives off campus, I don’t have much time to attend on-campus events. Arcadia offers a variety of events, but I had to consider which were most important to me, the types that are really popular here, and what has attributed to those successes.  One major aspect came to mind...

Four students at a round table in the Great Room with glow sticks

Dec 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

MASC and IPALs Host Karaoke Glow Party

The Math and Actuarial Science Club (MASC) and the International Peer Associates League (IPALs) hosted a Karaoke Glow Party on Dec. 4 to help integrate international students into the Arcadia community and promote inclusivity of different cultures. Over 80 students attended the event, which had...

Arcadia and Jiangsu students in China

Nov 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Welcomes Students from Jiangsu University

For the first time, students from Jiangsu University in China will visit campus on a “reverse Preview” in January. Through a collaborative agreement with Jiangsu University, students can enroll in a dual degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Science programs —usually completing two or three ...

Pasquale and Giuseppe Langella while at Arcadia University

Sep 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Decades Later, the Arcadia Legacy Continues for the Langella Family

“The campus feels the same as 30 years ago,” said International Economics alumnus Pasquale Langella ’90, who visited campus on Aug. 22 with his son, Giuseppe Langella, who moved in as an international student with the English Language Institute. “I’m sad because I’ve lost him, but we encouraged him...

Aug 23, 2019 Caitlin Burns

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23.  During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz,...

ALANA Students with international sashes

May 31, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Honored at 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

Arcadia University celebrated the achievements of international students and graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent at the 17th annual ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11. This year, 13 graduate students and 49 undergraduate...

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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 Jen 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...