Global Learning

May 29, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

Heidi Specht May 9, 2018 10:54 am

Tourism’s Effect on Indigenous Chileans

Upon entering San Pedro de Atacama (the world’s driest desert, in northern Chile), tourists are greeted with a view like no other: volcano-topped horizons, white salt flats that seem to go on forever, and vibrant red rocks in every direction. This might be what makes the Chilean Desert one of South...

May 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

May 8, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris....

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...