Nicole Gieselman

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Nicole Gieselman May 29, 2019 10:26 am

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Adjunct Professor Amy Quigley reflects on five years of yoga instruction at Arcadia University as the program comes to an end. What have been the most rewarding aspects of this class? The most rewarding aspect of this class is offering a practice that students can use as a...

Nicole Gieselman May 3, 2019 4:03 pm

Flower Power

After over three months of grey skies and bitter cold, I’ve come down with an incurable malady: spring fever. A nature enthusiast, winter seems longer to me each year. Luckily, I was able to soothe my symptoms of restlessness and gloom at Philadelphia’s 2019 Flower Show. This tradition stretches...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 1, 2019 2:15 pm

No More Taking Professors for Granted

It was the first day of class in my sophomore year. I was spending the semester abroad at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. The campus was gigantic; it was home to a dentist’s office, more than 40 restaurants, and almost 60,000 students. It took a full 20 minutes...

Flower show display

Feb 28, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Because Arcadia: Flower Power
Plants at Primex Garden Center.

Nicole Gieselman Feb 21, 2019 4:33 pm

Ditching Winter Blues With a Little Green

Let’s face it: Finding fun, unique activities in Glenside can be a bit tricky, especially if you’ve been around the Keswick block a few times (if you haven’t, check out “Keswick Knight Life” to see what you’re missing). And sure, Philly isn’t that far, but who wants to wait for Regional Rail when...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 21, 2018 10:07 am

Professor Alan Powell, Studio 190 Advocate

Media and Communications professor Alan Powell is a leading figure in Studio 190, an art outreach program within the larger nonprofit DelArc, which focuses on promoting personal growth and creativity in people with disabilities. How did you get involved with Studio 190? I got involved with...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 28, 2018 8:57 pm

Hipsters, Punks, Artists— Oh, My!

Nearly everything has changed since I came to Arcadia as a wide-eyed, naive 17-year-old. I have different friends, different hobbies, different jobs. The two semesters I spent abroad, although incredible, weakened the connection I feel with both the Arcadia community and Philadelphia at large....

Nicole Gieselman Oct 3, 2018 4:00 pm

Padahastasanas for Post-Abroad Blues

Odds are at some point in your Arcadia career, you’ll have an international experience. The longer the trip, the more opportunities you have to immerse yourself in a foreign culture — and the more likely you are to suffer from a case of those dreaded post-abroad blues. After returning from four...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 10, 2018 1:06 pm

Philip Godfrey, Resident Living Assistant at Thoresby House in London

I would tell prospective study abroad students to go out and explore. London doesn't have to be an expensive place, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself and pursue your interests whilst keeping costs down. Thoresby House is very close to the historic City of London, and it...

Nicole Gieselman Mar 27, 2018 12:06 pm

My Secret to Self-care Abroad

Studying abroad can be an extraordinary, life-changing experience. You get to challenge yourself and expand your horizons in an entirely new part of the world. There’s food to try, trips to book, pints to down – oh, and you should probably try to pass your classes while you’re at it. Cramming...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 27, 2018 10:14 am

Land of the Free, Home of the Art

There’s no way around it: Studying abroad in London is expensive. Every time I walk down the street, I see at least half a dozen new restaurants and cafes I’d like to try. Pub culture is incredibly welcoming, but just one pint sets you back about $7. Then there’s the lure of travel.  A weekend...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am

The Ins and Outs of In-Country Orientation

It’s been two weeks since I landed in London. Though at times it’s still hard to believe this vibrant, cosmopolitan city is my new home, I already feel incredibly in sync with the tempo of London life. True, I’m hopelessly lost without the help of Google Maps, and often find myself...