Office Of International Programs

Arcadia University alumna Alex Sims

Mar 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18, who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responded in the nation’s capital.  “Arcadia taught me a lot...

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Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21, a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

Arcadia University alumna Isabela Secanechia

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees.   Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR), the pilot...

Arcadia University student athlete Emily Cruz-Pineda

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. ...

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Nov 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

52 Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Delta Honors Society

Arcadia University recognized 52 undergraduate students at the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society annual induction ceremony on Nov. 19. Held virtually this year, the induction ceremony recognizes students for their academic excellence and international experiences.  This...

Arcadia University students hold pumpkins at Office of International Programs

Nov 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Cultural Exchange Happens Online During Covid-19 for Conversation Partners

Each summer, students from China’s Jiangsu University attend Arcadia to complete the last two years of their mathematics and actuarial science degrees. This year, students from Jiangsu were unable to come to the United States due to Covid-19, but their American education isn’t being held off. As...

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Nov 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Virtual Events in Celebration of International Education

International Education Week is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to advocate international education and cultural exchange worldwide and encourage students to adapt to global environments. The Office of International Programs and the...

Ahmadi among a group of women with certificates in hand.

Aug 12, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 Finds Calling Through Fulbright Program

When Zahara Ahmadi ’17 graduated as an International Studies major with a concentration in Middle Eastern and African studies, she imagined a career in diplomacy.  As one of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipients, along with Cliff Long ’17, Ahmadi planned to...

Demonstrate Support for International Students in the U.S.

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:30

Dear Arcadia Faculty and Staff, 

On Monday, July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced regulations that prevent F-1 visa-holding students from enrolling in fully online semesters or attending colleges and universities that will only offer online courses this fall. Though Arcadia University’s All-Modes Ready approach—through which we plan to offer on-campus course options... Read More

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Fall 2020 GFS Course Registration Information

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 14:45

Interested in a short-term study abroad opportunity? Check out Fall 2020 Global Field Study courses! GFS courses offer you a full 4-credit, campus-based class with exciting field study travel to enrich your academic experience. These courses carry AUC designations and can meet major requirements.

Here’s what you need to know:

1) Registration is by application and deposit. Program... Read More

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Specht with outstretched arms in front of Brazil's Jesus statue.

Jan 24, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Announced as Fulbright and Critical Language Semi-Finalist

International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 has her sights set on working in Brazil after graduation. This month, she’s moved one step closer to making it a reality. She learned that she’s a semi-finalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and Critical...

Three Jiangsu students at table with dinner

Jan 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Students from Jiangsu University for Reverse Preview Program

During a celebratory dinner on Jan. 13, Arcadia’s reverse Preview program welcomed to campus nine students and a visiting faculty member from China’s Jiangsu University.  The first- and second-year Jiangsu students are participating in informal English classes and observing Math, Computer...