February 2010 news
As many of you know, each year The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University chooses a metaconcept that reflects a global issue. This theme helps to connect our programs around the world and provides a framework and focus for much of our co-curricular programming, and work with our partner universities.
The Life of the Mind Series challenges both our students and our staff to purposefully engage in host cultures in new and meaningful ways.
This year, our Life of the Mind series focuses on the significant role that sport, in its varied forms, plays in creating individual and cultural identity.
With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London serving as a backdrop, we’ll examine the economic and political effects of hosting a large, international sporting event.
We'll also discuss the influence of sport on the development of regional and national identities, the commercialism, the hero-creation, and the unifying and polarizing dichotomous effects of team.
Some examples of the special events planned for 2010 include (tentative):
Students will join Arcadia staff on a wilderness event in the Basilicata Region, exploring the Apennine Mountains, its ancient traditions and its terrain. Students will develop orienteering skills, enjoy local cuisine and traditional music, and take part in sports such as climbing, rafting and hiking.
Students participate in a tour of the Olympic Facilities, attend a football match in Liverpool, and join staff for an adventure weekend in Wales.
Focus on Irish field sports and issues of identity
Traditional and modern Irish sports -- University of Limerick
January term program: The Power of Australian Summer: Integrating Sport, Culture and Society.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new January term program beginning in 2011.
This exciting program, The Power of Australian Summer: Integrating Sport, Culture and Society, gives students the opportunity to learn about the integral role that sports plays in Australian culture while traveling and studying in three major Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra.
The course will be taught by Arcadia in Australia professor, Dr. Stewart Dickinson, and will draw on the expertise of a variety of guest speakers as well as hands-on field excursions and activities focusing on a range of sporting pursuits from professional to community-based.
Contact Vera Bacash, Program Manager, for details.
In response to a growing demand for graduate options abroad, we are pleased to announce that Arcadia has several programs for students at the graduate level.
The Dublin Parliamentary Internship Program is offered in partnership with the Institute for Public Administration and provides challenging course work, insights into the history, politics, and culture of contemporary Ireland, and an opportunity to complete significant research and administrative work under the direction of members of the Irish Dáil and Seanad.
As students will be earning graduate credit in the program, they will be assessed and examined to a higher degree of academic expectation than undergraduate students, and will be held to a standard of professional achievement in their placements commensurate with their advanced level of education. Students will earn a total of 15 graduate credits for the program. For more information, please contact Amanda Zimmerman, Program Manager.
The Summer Graduate Study Abroad Program in Arusha, Tanzania is offered in conjunction with the Institute on International Law in East Africa and provides graduate students with the opportunity to work directly with international organizations and professionals in East Africa. This three week (4-credit) graduate Institute examines International Law and its application in East Africa, and the African continent. Read more here or contact Margaret Walter, Program Manager for Tanzania.
We are pleased to offer two new program options in Syracuse (Sicily), Italy that cater to the unique schedules of students at quarter schools.
Both programs are offered in conjunction with the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Science and offer students the opportunity to combine challenging coursework with academic fieldtrips that enable students to explore the diversity of the Mediterranean world from a unique perspective and experience the richly varied culture of this intriguing island.
The Winter Quarter program focuses on Modern Mediterranean Studies and runs from January through March for a total of 10 weeks. Students will take 4 courses, ranging from Italian language and culture, to history, art and architecture for a total of 13 credits.
The Spring Quarter program focuses on Ancient Mediterranean Studies and runs from March through June for a total of 10 weeks. Spring students will enroll in 4 courses in language, history, art and archaeology, and religion and philosophy, for a total of 13 credits.
Please contact Chris Callas, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.top