International Experiences

Alex Chin overlooking a cliff in Ireland

Alex Chin Nov 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Summer STEM Research: Creating Opportunity During COVID

So much for best-laid plans. I was ahead of the game with my study abroad application, and since the start of 2020, I had meticulously scheduled all of my classes, undergraduate and graduate, to fit in a final celebration before graduation. I was bound for the Gold Coast in Australia, slated to...

Fireworks over Grey Towers Castle

Sabine Costa Oct 29, 2021 12:10 pm

VLOG: My Day in the Life at Arcadia University
Drone shot of campus over castle

Micah Gordley Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am

Unexpected Compromise: Studying Abroad From Glenside

A year ago, I had committed to Arcadia and decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad in London as a part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Today, I find myself on Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, studying abroad virtually. Though this hasn’t been the ideal outcome, it’s hard...

Students on Preview in Oman

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 2, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Global Opportunities at Arcadia
Madi Costigan with her backpack and mask

Madison Costigan Jan 17, 2021 7:00 pm

No Denying Disappointment, but Maintaining Hope

Recently, it has been hard to find anything in our lives that has not been affected by COVID-19, or any topic of discussion that is not centered on it. The news that next semester is going to remain mostly online may dishearten or frustrate some students, who desperately want to return to campus....

2017 London Preview class

Nov 19, 2020 7:10 pm

London Calling for Study Abroad—Even Now

By guest blogger Nik Kachuyevski ’21 One of the main reasons I came to Arcadia was the opportunity to study abroad. I knew that I wanted to go to London before even stepping foot on campus as a first-year student.  Out of the 20 London programs the University offers, the one...

Nicholas Schiavo Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm

Oui Can Do It

Paris was one of my favorite places that I visited during FYSAE. The food was great, the sights were unreal, and the French people—well, not so kind.  French was always the language I could never imagine learning. It seemed way too complex, so I stuck with Spanish in high school...

Art board in Modern Languages Department

Lashanna Bryant Mar 14, 2020 8:00 pm

6 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Not Study Abroad

While Arcadia is known for being one of the best schools in the nation for study abroad, not all students take advantage of the opportunity. For some, it can be because of expenses, fear, no time, or just not having the desire to do so.  However, when you’re at a University where more than...

Image of sunset over the Olympic stadium in London.

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...

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...

London

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...