AUGUST 2009 news
Letter from Lorna STERN
Welcome back from the summer! I want to invite you to read our latest issue of Arcadia Updates. I wish each of you all the best this fall and in your work with your students. In the next several updates we will be alerting you to new programs and opportunities, new ways of working with us and to our on-going development as The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.
This fall is filling up with numerous fairs, visits and other opportunities to engage with your campuses. Our regional team and Glenside staff will be supporting and attending as many of your campus study abroad fairs as possible. To learn more about our assistant directors or schedule a visit, please visit our website.
I, and other members of our Senior Staff team, are also available to meet with you to discuss new program development, collaborative programming with your faculty, health and safety issues, financial aid, scholarships and other areas of specific interest to your institution. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Director of Institutional Relations
Study tour to greece for advisors
As we have previously announced, we will be running a study tour to the Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece from Sunday, November 15th through Wednesday, November 18th, following the CIEE conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The tour is geared to study abroad advisors and faculty and will include a visit to the Arcadia Center in Athens, presentations by the faculty and staff in Athens as well as extensive information on our academic and co-curricular programming in Greece. Please contact Lorna Stern, Director of Institutional Relations
, for more details.
Arcadia, in partnership with the University of Queensland, is thrilled to offer eligible students the opportunity to study during their January term
. This intensive 3-week program, based at the University of Queensland, aims to provide students with an introduction to key aspects of contemporary Australian society and culture, especially those aspects which are taken to define Australia's character as a nation. The program consists of two segments: A 19-day intensive introductory seminar on contemporary Australia, combined with an Arcadia experiential component, which will take students to Byron Bay and to Stradbroke Island in Queensland. Students will have the opportunity to engage with Aboriginal community and develop a sense of the important role of leadership not only in Indigenous Community but also in the field. For more details, please visit our website or contact Vera Bacash
, Australia Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Semester Options at Trinity College, Dublin
In addition to our academic year program, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to study for a semester at Trinity College, Dublin
starting in Fall 2010. The fall semester at Trinity is called the Michaelmas Term, and runs from late September through mid-December (with the option of enrolling in Trinity's Semester Start Up program prior to the fall semester for an additional 2.5 credits), for a total of 15-17.5 credits. The spring semester consists of the Hilary and Trinity terms, which run from mid-January through late May, for a total of 15 credits. Please contact Amanda Zimmerman
, Program Manager for Ireland for more details.
Semester Program at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Arcadia program students may now attend Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge for a term, two terms or a full academic year! Students are able to choose from among the following subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic studies; Archaeology and Anthropology; Architecture; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Engineering; Classics; Computer Science; Economics; English; History; History of Art; Law; Medicine; Mathematics; Modern and Medieval studies; Natural Sciences; Philosophy; Politics, Psychology, and Sociology; Theology and Religion; & Veterinary Sciences. Contact Katharine Reinhart
, Program Manager, for more information.
Two New Program Tracks in Granada: Islamic Studies and Environmental Studies
Plans are being finalized for two exciting new programs in Granada, Spain for 2010: The Islamic Studies Program and The Environmental Studies Program. Both are characterized by an innovative, Arcadia-designed curriculum consisting of a core course and electives, supplemented by excursions to sites of interest to complement the material under study. Classes will be taught in English, with an Arabic language component for students focusing on Islamic Studies. No knowledge of Spanish language is required as students will take an intensive course in the first month. Watch our website for more information.
Student Has Leading Role in Florence Fashion Show
, a rising senior at George Washington University, had the distinct honor of serving as annunciatrice
(announcer) at the Accademia Italiana’s
25th annual fashion show, “25 Years of Design & Love” last semester in Florence. The event, which took place on April 18th, was entirely student-run and showcased more than 300 creations designed by students in the Accademia’s fashion design and costume design departments. The event was held in conjunction with a multimedia exhibition prepared by the interior, product, and graphic design students. Among the approximately 3,000 invited guests in attendance at the show were fashion giants Carla Fendi
, and Rosita Missoni
as well as designers Andrea Branzi
, Alessandro Mendini
and Alberto Alessi
. Read more here.