Global Learning

Heidi Specht May 2, 2018 9:56 am

‘Do You Eat Chilis in Chile?’

This week, I sat down with my Chilean friends and asked the burning question: What are the most common misconceptions that foreigners have about Chile? I was surprised when everyone starting talking at once. Clearly, there are a lot. Here is a narrowed-down list of questions Chileans...

William Snell Apr 24, 2018 1:59 pm

Gabby Sedares ’19, Athlete and Academic Abroad

How has your time at Arcadia helped you grow? I’ve become more independent, at least enough to travel all the way across the world alone. I used to be terrified to make phone calls, but I had to call like 50 million people to find my lost luggage on the way to Australia. I'm so much...

Apr 24, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Finn Presents on Student Study Abroad Experience at National Conference

Jan Finn, associate dean of International Affairs, presented on student experience and expectations for study abroad at the annual Forum on Education Abroad national conference on March 22. The presentation, entitled “Great Expectations: Theirs and Ours - How to Meet Students Somewhere Between...

Olivia Armacost Apr 10, 2018 1:42 pm

Meg Nolan, Citizen of the World

One of the greatest experiences of my life was when my husband and I took six months to travel around Europe and Northern Africa. We were young; I was in my late twenties. My husband was in a band with my brothers and a friend. They toured mostly around Brussels for a month, then...

Heidi Specht Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Claire Weisner ’20, International Studies Major in Chile

My favorite part about studying abroad in Chile is that I am fully immersed in the culture. I live with a Chilean family, so I am constantly in a situation which forces me to use Spanish. Relying on English is not an option. This experience teaches you to be patient with yourself—...

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...

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Mar 30, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Scott Interviewed by BBC Radio 3

On March 15, Dr. Laurence Scott, professor of English and Creative Writing at the Arcadia London Center, was featured in a BBC Radio 3 podcast, “Has Social Media Cracked the Code to the Crowd?” Recorded in Gateshead, England, the episode discussed benefits and drawbacks of social media, including...

Kathryn Jones Mar 27, 2018 12:43 pm

Enchanted by London’s Theater Scene

I grew up in a very artistic household. Everyone in my family plays an instrument, we all are avid singers, my sister and I draw, and my father and I write. I was not only surrounded by creativity growing up, but I was actively encouraged to explore these artistic urges. And that’s what I’ve...

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...

William Snell Mar 27, 2018 11:55 am

Leaving Home to Discover Myself

I have been blessed to travel to five different continents during my time as an Arcadia student, and on my latest excursion to Australia, I found new purpose in my life. Sure, I’ve chased those wild dreams that go hand-in-hand with studying in a place so tropical, exotic, and fun: I pet...

Heidi Specht Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm

My Home Away From Home

My first week in Chile was a brilliant blur of sunny beach days, delicious (and cheap) wine, Reggaeton, and the most difficult Spanish I’ve ever heard in my life. Coming to Chile can be a major culture shock, even for someone who knows Spanish and has previously studied abroad. Still,...

Mar 9, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Hundreds of Arcadia Students Depart for Preview March 9

On Friday, March 9, nearly 350 first-year and transfer students, along with 30 faculty and staff members, left campus to embark on Arcadia University’s 25th annual Preview, a two-credit course and weeklong international experience. Over the March 9 to 16 spring break, students studied in Greece...