March 2009 news
Program fees for the 2009-2010 academic year and summer are now available on our website. Affirming our continuous commitment to making study abroad affordable, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to reduce our program fees (in some cases by more than 18%) in many of our programs. In addition, we have increased our scholarship funding this year. Please encourage students to apply for scholarships, both from our general, need-based scholarship funds and our program-specific scholarships (Arcadia in Paris, Arcadia in Barcelona, Sydney Internship, London Now, University of Melbourne, etc). For full details, please visit the program fees page of our website.
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The Life of the Mind Series, Arcadia programs worldwide have been planning seminars, lectures and excursions around the theme of global leadership. South Africa and her citizens are exploring exactly what "Leadership on a Global Scale" means in 2009. With controversial national elections scheduled for April 2009 and the FIFA World Cup scheduled for 2010 the country is in the global spotlight once again – 15 years after the fall of the apartheid system. Andrea and Kevin Patrick, our resident staff in South Africa, planned a number of events and lectures allowing students to benefit from interacting with national leaders, and debating such topics as citizen activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the future of political leadership and policy in South Africa, as well as sport, society, and the 2010 World Cup. Read more here.
Alma Zois, Athens, Greece
Arcadia in Greece program students (from left to right, back row: Michael Wood, Mackenzie Grimstad, Aleata Alstad-Calkins and Allison Miedema; front row: Allison Shaw and Francesca "Frankie" Becerra) volunteering in Athens with "Alma Zois," the Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer. The students' involvement in Alma Zois is in support of Professor Eleni Calligas, an Arcadia faculty member who teaches modern Greek history and is also a breast and lung cancer survivor.
Pancake Day at Bond University, Australia
On Tuesday, February 24th, Arcadia students at Bond University served up pancakes to the Bond community to raise money for Uniting Care, a non-profit organization that provides assistance (in the form of housing, food, and counseling) and support for those most in need in Australia. The students involved were Ahmed Abu-Elmagd who attends The University of Pittsburgh, Laura Arscott who attends RIT (The Rochester Institute of Technology); and University of St. Thomas, Minnesota students: Nadine Brown, Alexandra Lewandowski and Lindsey Kapitz.
Celebrating Granada Spain as a Leader in Renewable Energy
Arcadia and the University of Granada are collaborating on several events to celebrate Semana Verde (Green Week) during the week of April 20-24, coinciding with Earth Day in the United States (April 22). Events include an Arcadia-sponsored event which will take Arcadia students along with Spanish students to visit a solar energy plant in Almería for a guided tour. Seventeen American students and eighteen Spanish students will attend. The Oficina Verde of the University of Granada will provide a workshop to all interested students on renewable energy during the week prior to the excursion.top