International Studies

Dec 13, 2017 Jen Retter

Three Earn Gilman International Scholarships

This November, three Arcadia students received the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program Spring 2018 Award, a national scholarship benefiting students who plan to study abroad. Biology major Aspen Settle ’19 will study in Australia, Computer Science major Jules...

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...

Sep 7, 2017 Jen Retter

Great Value Colleges Lauds Arcadia’s Study Abroad Programs

Commended for The College of Global Studies’ (TCGS) extensive network of study away programs and global centers, Arcadia University was ranked fifth on Great Value Colleges’ 2017 list of colleges and universities with the best study abroad programs. The ranking was based on percentage of...

Jun 21, 2017 Jen Retter

HAPS Alumna, Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference

International Studies alumna Rabiyah Mujahid ’17, Political Science major Erika Raskay ’18, and Political Science and Psychology major Nichole Sickel ’18 were among an elite group of students selected to attend the 2017 National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania summer institute...

Jun 1, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Fulbright Student Scholars Featured in Montgomery Media

Cliff Long ‘17 and Zahra Ahmadi ’17 were featured in Montgomery Media after being the first Arcadians to receive Fulbright Student awards. As recipients of the prestigious English Teaching Assistant award, Long will spend the 2017-18 academic year teaching English in South Korea, while Ahmadi will...

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Apr 14, 2017 Jen Retter

International Law Students Oppose Safeguard Israel Act

In an International Law course led by Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi, undergraduate and graduate students contacted Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) to address the Safeguard Israel Act of 2017, the risks associated with defunding the United Nations, and the...

Clifford Long Apr 2, 2017 10:37 am

Mutaz Barnawi ’17, Graduate Student from Saudi Arabia

It’s hard to leave somewhere that you’ve been for four years, but after all of that, you know you’re going home. You’re going to see your family and friends. I came here in March of 2013, I learned a new language, and now I own a master’s degree in International Public Relations. I...

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Oct 19, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Bennett ’17, Palmer ’18 Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Anilyn Bennett ’17, International Studies major, and Justynn Palmer ’18, Computer Science major, were among approximately 850 undergraduates across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the fall 2016 semester. Bennett, is...

Helen Armstrong May 17, 2016 8:00 pm

Addicted to Study Abroad

When I decided to come to Arcadia, I already knew that it was an intensely global school. I knew I would be able to study abroad at least once, and that most of my peers would be studying abroad at some point. Once I went on my First Year Study Abroad Experience, me and my fellow FYSAErs got bitten...

May 16, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16, an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi, who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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Mar 21, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

In Washington Post, Dr. Deloffre Applies Lessons from Ebola to Zika Virus

In the Feb. 14 Washington Post, Dr. Maryam Deloffre, professor of historical and political studies, writes about the outbreak of Zika virus, which notably can cause microcephaly in babies of mothers infected with Zika while pregnant. Deloffre analyzes successful and unsuccessful...