International Studies

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Aug 11, 2022 Lisa Stephens

Water Speaks

From the origins of West Africa through the Middle Passage, to the shores of the United States to the pools, rivers, lakes and oceans of the country, the water has borne witness to our lived experiences.  Keisha Hutchins and Doug Hirlinger explore the perspectives of the water and those who...

Jun 8, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Associate Provost at Arcadia University Dr. Sandra Crenshaw Part of Expert Series on the Global Tech Experience

Dr. Sandra Crenshaw, associate provost and accreditation liaison officer at Arcadia University, is part of the Expert Series for the education management company Podium Education. She recently published “What You Should Know about the Global Tech Experience,” the first in a five-part series that...

May 16, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Catelyn Ballard

Catelyn Ballard   Major: International Studies, with minors in French and Environmental Studies. Hometown: Penndel, Pa. Time abroad: In spring 2019, Catelyn did a First Year Study Abroad Experience in London, England. She spent a semester abroad at Edinburgh Napier...

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Dec 6, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

New Steinbrucker Faculty Workshop Series to Explore ‘Journeying Towards Freedom’

“Journeying Towards Freedom” is the theme of Arcadia University’s inaugural Steinbrucker faculty workshop series, which launched Nov. 12 and continues through spring 2023. Professor and Director of International Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan, the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker '42 Endowed Chair...

Arcadia University graduate Jake McCrea

May 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Jake McCrea: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Political Science Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory was getting to know my life long friends Involvement on campus: I was a class officer for the Class of 2021, a member of Student Government...

Arcadia University alumna Alex Sims

Mar 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18, who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital.  “Arcadia taught me a lot...

Arcadia University alumna Isabela Secanechia

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees.   Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR), the pilot...

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Garrett Davies Mar 24, 2021 12:00 am

Finding My Future

I recently did a video where I spoke about graduation and becoming an alumnus very soon. I talked a little bit about how I'm starting to develop my plans for the future, and thought that it might be beneficial to extend that to a full post here. I had only a very slight idea of what...

Arcadia University Dr. Jennifer Riggan

Mar 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...

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Garrett Davies Jan 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Video Games and Senior Thesis Leave Me Feeling Empowered

The climax of our academic careers here at Arcadia is our senior thesis project. This has been what’s occupying most of my time as a senior. I’m learning how to write a full academic paper over the course of two semesters.  Taking thesis from home has given me the experience of what it’s...

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Nov 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

52 Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Delta Honors Society

Arcadia University recognized 52 undergraduate students at the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society annual induction ceremony on Nov. 19. Held virtually this year, the induction ceremony recognizes students for their academic excellence and international experiences.  This...

Ahmadi among a group of women with certificates in hand.

Aug 12, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 Finds Calling Through Fulbright Program

When Zahara Ahmadi ’17 graduated as an International Studies major with a concentration in Middle Eastern and African studies, she imagined a career in diplomacy.  As one of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipients, along with Cliff Long ’17, Ahmadi planned to...