Global Learning

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,...

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Feb 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Phung ’21 Awarded Jackson International Fund

Thach Phung ’21 is the recipient of the Marie-Louise and Eugene Jackson International Fund for Student and Faculty Development, which is supported by the Windmill Foundation. Phung, a Mathematics and Computer Science double major, will intern in Sydney, Australia during the Summer 2020 semester...

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...

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...

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...

Mia Woo Dec 3, 2019 3:32 pm

An American in Paris: Timeline and Tips

Last year while abroad, some friends and I decided to go to Paris as a group. Safety in numbers, right?  We picked a date, bought our bus tickets in advance online, and packed as much as we could into a long weekend. Here’s how we did it:  Arcadia London Center (Thursday...

Female speaks to crown in Great Room during exploring cultures

Heidi Specht Nov 27, 2019 9:52 am

Gaining a Global Perspective in Glenside

As I settle into my senior year at Arcadia, I am faced for the first time with a unique circumstance: this will be my first full year at Arcadia, as I have studied abroad every spring semester since my freshman year.  While happy to be back in the United States at least semi-...

Group of five students at the Celebrating Cultures event

Nov 25, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Cultures During International Education Week

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Arcadia students, faculty, and friends came out to highlight cultures from around the world at the annual Celebrating Cultures event on Nov. 20. The event, which was part of Arcadia’s International Education Week, featured food, presentations, and performances of...

Gottfried in front of Sydney Opera House

Nov 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Gottfried ’12 Encourages Students to Keep an Open Mind

Thirty-two countries. Seven years. Psychology alumnus Marc Gottfried ’12 had too many commitments as a student, baseball play, Arcadia ambassador, and University event student worker to spend a semester abroad, although he did make time for Preview and a Global Field Study (GFS) course. Now...

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Nov 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates International Education Week with Scavenger Hunt

In recognition of International Education Week, the Office of International Programs (OIP) collaborated with the Modern Languages and Cultures Department to host the sixth annual Modern Languages Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 20.  In groups or pairs, students hunted for clues in the language they...

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Nov 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Kachuyevski Uses Fulbright Experience to Lead GFS Course to Ukraine

Imagine living in a democratizing country that used to be part of a multiethnic empire based on authoritarian rule- how would your cultural and national identity be defined by this? Students in Dr. Angela Kachuyevski’s Spring 2020 Global Field Study (GFS) course, “Identity and Democratization in...

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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-...