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Four women in military outfits with a navy ship behind them

Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Stefanik ’11 Hosts Panel About Women Veterans Returning Home

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Spanish Language and Literature and Sociology alumna Ali Stefanik ’11, along with co-host Alexis Furlong, hosted a panel discussion, “When the Women Returned: The Difficult Journey Home for Women in the Military,” to provide an opportunity for women veterans to share...

Arcadia University student athlete Emily Cruz-Pineda

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. ...

Photo of Heidi Specht

May 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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...

Aroline Hanson

Sep 1, 2019 Jen Retter

Dr. Hanson Publishes on the Vitality of Brunca Language

Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson, associate professor of Spanish and Linguistics, published “Reexamining the classification of an endangered language: The vitality of Brunca” with the University of Hawaii Press this summer.  In the article, Dr. Hanson details her research with the indigenous...

Bumbera, Stringer and Eddie at the conference.

Apr 15, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Present at Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Arcadia students presented research at the ninth annual interdisciplinary Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference (RUSRC) on March 23. The event was hosted by Delaware State University, and focused on “Why Academic Diversity in Higher Education Enriches all the Disciplines.” At the...

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...

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...

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—...

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,...

Heidi Specht Dec 4, 2017 12:53 pm

Where in the World Are You Going?

¡Adios, Arcadia! Next semester I will be crossing off yet another item on my never-ending bucket list and studying abroad in Valparaiso, Chile. Valpo, as the locals call it, is a coastal city an hour north of Santiago. That’s right, I’ll get to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time...

Apr 11, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Modern Language Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Arcadia University Modern Language and Cultures students recently were inducted into the French, Spanish, and Italian national honor societies for recognition of high academic achievement and advanced studies in the languages and cultures of French, Spanish, and Italian-speaking countries....