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Heidi Specht Feb 20, 2019 9:11 am

How to Pack like a Study Abroad Pro

Anyone who has spent a semester abroad can relate when I say that the most stressful part of studying abroad happens before your semester begins, when you have to pack your suitcases for an entire semester. I used to stress over it for weeks—what to bring, what to leave at home, what to put in my...

Overhead photo of Haber Green, Grey Towers Castle, and University Commons.

William Snell Feb 19, 2019 4:52 pm

7 Things Arcadia Taught Me

Rewind four years ago: I was a high school senior who had no clue where he would end up. A high school senior with big dreams and lots of plans, but no means of executing those plans. I was about to make one of the most important decisions in my life by choosing Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa...

Jan 18, 2019 Ashley Knueppel

Affording Study Abroad Session & Scholarship Workshop

UPDATE: Due to the closing of campus today, this event will be held via webinar at 6:00pm EST. How to join the BlueJeans webinar: Option 1: Join the meeting from your computer  Click this link Then enter Conference ID:  235 390 172   Option 2: ...

Jan 18, 2019 Ashley Knueppel

Stories from Abroad: Students of Color Panel

Join the Office of Study Away as we host a panel for students who are interested in studying abroad. We will be joined by our student panelists, who identify as students of color to share stories about their study abroad experiences. Their stories will help to provide answers to questions...

Jan 17, 2019 Ashley Knueppel

Stories from Abroad: Biology & Psychology Panel

Calling all Biology & Psychology Majors: Join the Office of Study Away as we host a student panel for biology and psychology majors who are considering studying abroad. The panelists are made up of study abroad alumni. Understand how they made studying abroad fit into their academic...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22, London FYSAE Student

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22 is a first-year from Upstate New York, an Actuarial Science major, and a fellow FYSAE student. Here, she shares her thoughts on FYSAE and her three months in London. What made you do FYSAE? K: I got the message in the mail, and I chose fall because I figured...

Dec 5, 2018 Ashley Knueppel

Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 19TH! Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest Send up to five submissions (photos and/or videos) of your semester abroad that you believe best reflect your study abroad experience. Think about what you learned, what you did, how you engaged with the local...

Alura Neumyer Nov 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Not Forgetting the ‘Study’ in Study Abroad

A week-long break in the middle of the semester left most of us Stirling FYSAE students ready to travel as much as possible in that appealingly long time period. But, back to reality, most of our essays were due around this time period, and lots of stress ensued as we balanced academics and...

Nov 16, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Again Ranked First in Nation by IIE for Study Abroad Participation

For the ninth consecutive year, the Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia University first in the U.S. in study abroad participation. Arcadia earned the recognition in IIE’s Open Doors report, released on Nov. 13, based on the percentage of undergraduate students participating in...

Alura Neumyer Oct 24, 2018 12:00 pm

Travel Jitters

Before I left for FYSAE, this quote pushed me past my fears of living in another country during my first semester of college. It has encouraged me to overcome many obstacles: leaving friends and family behind, boarding a plane, traveling with strangers, and going on...

Alura Neumyer Oct 8, 2018 4:38 pm

Finding Homes Away From Home

As first-years, our lives change drastically. One day, we’re home with our parents to rely on and our dogs to wake us up in the morning. We’re accustomed to looking out the window everyday to see familiar surroundings. The next day, our routines dramatically changed. Everything transformed for...

Nicholas Schiavo Oct 3, 2018 5:18 pm

From Brigantine to Britain

Unlike most first-year students, a group of us weren’t obsessing about the usual nervous first-day-of-class jitters. Instead, we were preparing for a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom, where we would be thrown completely out of our comfort zones to study abroad our...