International Students

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...

Shubhechha Dhar Feb 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Finding My Way in a New Place

When I first came to Arcadia in August last semester, I was full of enthusiasm. Everything was new, exciting, and also a little scary. I was super-pumped to experience life abroad. My friends and family from India were just as excited. They pictured me in a fairy-tale life. After...

Shubhechha Dhar Dec 1, 2017 11:15 am

A Messy Start, But On My Way

Piled-up laundry. Unwashed dishes. Messy dorm room. Sound familiar? Having come so far away (8,668 miles, to be exact) from my home and family, I knew that I would have to do things on my own at college. If I could travel all alone from India to Philadelphia, doing simple tasks and...

Shubhechha Dhar Nov 3, 2017 12:02 pm

Namaste, Konichiwa, Ni Hau, Xin Chào and Salaam!

I remember waving to my family from the other side of the departure gate at the airport with a wide range of emotions as I set to embark on my new college journey. Although I was thrilled at the opportunity of living in a new country, the reality of leaving home for four long months was...

Clifford Long Nov 2, 2017 10:37 am

See You. AU

I had my last big trip as an IPAL on April 16. I think I realized it sometime during the day that Saturday, while waiting in one of the ridiculously long lines for a ride at Hersheypark. With perfect weather and it being my friend and fellow IPAL leader Olayinka’s birthday, I only thought...

Shubhechha Dhar Oct 17, 2017 9:32 am

Finally, the Classroom I’ve Always Wanted

Classroom. It used to be that when I heard the word “classroom,” I pictured students fighting to stay awake while the professor droned on, driving students into mind-numbing misery. Not anymore. My idea of a classroom changed when I transferred to Arcadia as a sophomore this...

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Sep 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

The Yangtse Evening Post Highlights Jiangsu, Arcadia Mathematics Course

The international mathematics program at Jiangsu University was highlighted in a Sept. 6 story by The Yangtse Evening Post about how students are preparing for the start of the school year. The students are required to do “homework” before the start of the semester, which includes conversing with...

Isabela Secanechia Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am

Ringing in the Lunar New Year

It was all planned meticulously over a delightful dinner at a super-hip restaurant in Burlington, N.J. Two IPAL (International Peer Associates League) leaders and I decided to meet over our winter break to plan upcoming IPAL events. (Want to learn more about what it means to be an IPAL? Check out...

Nov 22, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Cultural Diversity during International Education Week

Through performances and presentations, Arcadia University students, faculty, and friends highlighted cultures from around the world at the annual Celebrating Cultures fair on Nov. 16, as part of Arcadia’s International Education Week. Throughout the night, students entertained and informed the...

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Jan 12, 2016 Caitlin Burns

U.S. Embassy Interviews Arcadia Student as Part of International Education Week

For International Education Week in November, Genetic Counseling major Rebecca Purvis ’17 was interviewed by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate for her experiences abroad as a Fulbright scholar. Purvis, a New Zealander, is a 2015 Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award recipient. In order to...