International Studies

Male professor sits talking to one male student and one female student.

Heidi Specht Jan 3, 2020 10:10 am

Faculty: A Senior’s Secret to Success

As a senior, I find myself (more often than I care to admit) reflecting on my past four years at Arcadia, what I might have done differently, and what I am grateful for. The one thing that always comes to mind is the importance of connecting with faculty on campus.  As a...

Elizabeth Heiland with her poster at the conference.

Dec 9, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

Female speaks to crown in Great Room during exploring cultures

Heidi Specht Nov 27, 2019 9:52 am

Gaining a Global Perspective in Glenside

As I settle into my senior year at Arcadia, I am faced for the first time with a unique circumstance: this will be my first full year at Arcadia, as I have studied abroad every spring semester since my freshman year.  While happy to be back in the United States at least semi-...

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Nov 21, 2019 Jen Retter

Lamoreaux ’20 Overcomes Adversity, Excels Globally

If Ashley Lamoreaux’s Jeep Cherokee breaks down in the middle of a desert, she doesn’t want—or need—to rely on someone else to fix it.  And for Lamoreaux, that’s a real possibility: While studying abroad in Cape Town last December, she drove a 100cc Sym Scooter across South Africa. The two-...

Mosque in London

Humna Rub Nov 15, 2019 2:33 pm

Finding Comfort in a Foreign Country

As an International Studies major, I am required to study abroad for one semester. As a commuter student, I have never lived out of the house—and moving abroad scared me. I was worried about how I was going to live in a foreign country. As a Muslim, I only eat halal meat and pray 5 times a day,...

Nov 14, 2019 Jen Retter

Malamut ’10, McGee-Crane ’10 Broaden Global Perspectives

Study abroad launched the careers of Amanda Malamut ’10 and Caitlin McGee-Crane ’10—and an international movement to make quality education accessible in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. While volunteering in Malabo in 2008, the International Studies alumnae learned that students in Equatorial...

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Humna Rub Nov 4, 2019 10:40 am

A Day of Life in London

As an International Studies student on the accelerated Drexel Law track, I have gotten a lot of questions from prospective students and classmates about how to study abroad—and what a “day in my life” entails while in London. I chose to study in this amazing city for the London Internship program,...

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Sep 10, 2019 Jen Retter

Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16. The column explores American news coverage of racializing...

Students departing for FYSAE

Aug 29, 2019 Jen Retter

Fall FYSAE Cohort Departs for London and Stirling for the Last Time

The 19 first-year students who boarded buses headed to the airport on Aug. 28 could hardly contain their excitement to study abroad in London, England and Stirling, Scotland through Arcadia’s First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) program. This fall, 13 students will study at the Arcadia...

Aug 20, 2019 Jen Retter

Park '21 Fights Poverty Through Internship

Passionate about foreign policy, International Studies major Rachel Park ’21 landed an internship with the Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty around the world. As an international affairs intern, Park supported national campaigns to make global poverty a focus...

Beverly Pragosa

William Snell May 28, 2019 11:09 am

Beverly Pragosa ’20, International Business Major

Tell me about some of the things you are involved with at Arcadia. In my three years since starting at Arcadia, I’ve been part of New Student Orientation (NSO) as an orientation leader; SABA, which is Arcadia’s business club; ABC, which stands for Arcadia for a Better Community; and...

Blogger Heidi Specht's packing essentials for study abroad.

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...