Global Learning

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...

Rudderow and Crouthanel

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...

headshot of Dr. Kachuyevski

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-...

Headshot of Dr. Alan Jansen

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-...

Nancy Rosoff shakes hand of student Caroline Jordan at ceremony

Nov 20, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates International Experiences and Achievements

By Caroline Jordan '20 Arcadia University’s Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Nov. 15. The chapter, established at Arcadia in 2003, is a branch of the national honor society that was founded in 1986 to recognize scholarly achievements in...

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Nov 20, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Hause ’20 Uses Business Savvy to Help Sydney Based Organization

Business Administration major Ryan Hause ’20 never dreamed he’d be helping with marketing, social media, advertising, and contract reviews in Sydney, Australia. Spring 2019 found Hause at a crossroads: stay in Glenside, or take advantage of a final study abroad opportunity as an...

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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Clinical Service in Guatemala Impacts Future Health Professionals

In summer 2019, Kirby Edsill ’20M, PA and Daniel McCole ’20DPT helped provide medical services to underserved communities in Guatemala as part of Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. Edsill’s and McCole’s international journeys not only led to professional growth...

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,...