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Jul 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

TCGS: LGBTQ Pride Month

Drew Villierme-Lightfoot is a Program Manager for England, Wales, and Chile at The College of Global Studies. He shares some of the history of Pride Month and also some of the LGBTQ events that our students have participated in. June is LGBTQ Pride Month across the globe. Typically during...

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Apr 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Health Care Workers Find Emergency Lodging at Arcadia’s Princess Elizabeth House in London

The College of Global Studies is helping medical students at Whittington Hospital in Highgate, London, as they fight the COVID-19 virus. The Princess Elizabeth House, across the street from Whittington Hospital, is providing local accommodation at no charge to key emergency health care workers...

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Mar 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Mentoring Helps Turner ’20 Excel in Computer Science

Jules Turner Class of 2020 Computer Science major Computer Science major Jules Turner ’20 doesn’t know where she’d be without the female mentors she’s had at Arcadia University: Dr. Kathy Macropol, professor of Computer Science, who has helped her find her calling, and Caleigh...

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Mia Woo Feb 19, 2020 3:16 pm

A Third Culture Kid’s Take on Culture Shock

In my previous blog post, “From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid,” I talked a bit about my experiences as a “TCK”—someone who spent a significant amount of their childhood in a country or culture that doesn’t match their citizenship. In my case, I lived in Tokyo, Japan,...

View of the skyline and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Jessica Derr Feb 18, 2020 1:02 pm

Savannah Seymour ’20: A Summer in France

Savannah Seymour ’20, an English major and Linguistics and French minor, shares her highs and lows of spending a summer across the ocean. Where did you go and for how long? France, from the end of May to mid=August. I was in Grenoble for school for a month, then went for fun to...

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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...

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Humna Rub Jan 29, 2020 7:00 pm

After Election Day Abroad, Back to the ’Burbs

Now that I am back on campus, I am reflecting about my time abroad in London. Thinking back now, I feel like I was in a dream. My last day in London was a blur. I was so incredibly exhausted, but as an intern in Parliament, I was able to take part in Election Day. This election was...

View of London city skyline including Big Ben.

Humna Rub Jan 7, 2020 9:58 am

Ballin’ on a Budget While Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity—especially at Arcadia, where there are multiple programs to take you almost anywhere you want, studying almost anything you want.  The only problem, though, is studying abroad can be costly. But with a few tips I have learned (and my mom heavily...

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Nov 21, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Lamoreaux ’20 Overcomes Adversity, Excels Globally

If Ashley Lamoreaux’s Jeep Cherokee breaks down in the middle of a desert, she doesn’t want—or need—to rely on someone else to fix it.  And for Lamoreaux, that’s a real possibility: While studying abroad in Cape Town last December, she drove a 100cc Sym Scooter across South Africa. The two-...

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Nov 21, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Dr. Jansen

Dr. Alan Jansen, resident director of Arcadia’s South Africa Center in Cape Town, is retiring at the end of the fall 2019 semester after nearly 10 years with the University. As resident director, Dr. Jansen oversees the center and works with colleges and universities worldwide to develop faculty-...

Mosque in London

Humna Rub Nov 15, 2019 2:33 pm

Finding Comfort in a Foreign Country

As an International Studies major, I am required to study abroad for one semester. As a commuter student, I have never lived out of the house—and moving abroad scared me. I was worried about how I was going to live in a foreign country. As a Muslim, I only eat halal meat and pray 5 times a day,...

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Humna Rub Nov 4, 2019 10:40 am

A Day of Life in London

As an International Studies student on the accelerated Drexel Law track, I have gotten a lot of questions from prospective students and classmates about how to study abroad—and what a “day in my life” entails while in London. I chose to study in this amazing city for the London Internship program,...