january 2010 news
In conjunction with our Life of the Mind Series, the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is dedicating 2010 to the significant role that sports play in creating individual and cultural identity.
With the World Cup in South Africa 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 as well as the development and impact of regional and national identities, the commercialism, hero-creation, and the unifying and polarizing dichotomous effects of team. We’ll highlight unique, cultural games and the importance they have to one’s identity. Read more about events scheduled at Arcadia Centers worldwide.
For students wishing to fully immerse themselves in the culture, history, and politics of Ireland, Arcadia offers students an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into contemporary Ireland through our semester and summer internship programs, run in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration. and University College Dublin.
All Arcadia internship programs combine hands-on experiences with challenging coursework that will help students understand the global workplace.
The Dublin Semester Internship is offered during the fall and spring semesters and students will earn a total of 14-16 semester hours of credit. Participants will enroll in 3 courses on contemporary Ireland and working in Ireland, an 8 week internship placement, and a research project. Coursework will be offered through the Institute of Public Administration, a widely respected Irish organization that focuses on civil and public sector development. Placements are available in a wide range of subject areas (from art history to finance and environmental studies to computer science) and in both the private and public sectors.
The Dublin Parliamentary Internship is offered during the fall and spring semesters and is available through Arcadia’s partnership with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), which provides students with the chance to complete research and support administrative activities under the direction of members of the Irish Dáil and Seanad while enrolling in courses in Irish history, politics, and culture.
Our newest internship program, offered in the summer though University College Dublin, consists of a six-week internship placement at a leading Irish company or non-profit organization, a mandatory core course on Irish History, “From Colony to Republic: The Making of Modern Ireland “ and a capstone research project. Please note that the deadline for the program at UCD is March 1.
For information on the Arcadia Internship programs, contact Senior Program Manager, Andrew Downs.
The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce the launch of a field studies summer program. Students will have the unique opportunity to study in both Australia and New Zealand while focusing on the environment, environmental ethics, culture and sustainability. This five-week, four-credit program, Environmental Studies: Ethics, Culture and Sustainability - The Spirit of the Landscape will provide students with an understanding of Australia and New Zealand’s stunning wilderness environments and their significance to indigenous and contemporary societies. Contact Vera Bacash, Program Manager, for details.
Forty scholarship grants of $1,000 will be awarded to accepted students participating on either our London Now or Arcadia in Barcelona semester programs. Scholarships will be awarded up until February 19, 2010 for each of these programs.
To be eligible, students should complete Arcadia's general scholarship application. Please contact Rosemary Hall, Financial Aid Coordinator, for details.
Faculty Member in Athens Creates Scholarship for Summer Study in Greece
A faculty member in philosophy at our Arcadia in Athens Center, has created a special scholarship for students who have participated in the Arcadia semester program in Athens.
The Argiro Kazos Scholarship for the Study of Human Nature is for summer study and covers all of the recipient’s expenses. Applicants will propose a project related to the study of human nature– it can be a painting, a film, a video, or an oral research project. The scholarship will cover all expenses– housing, travel, meals, books and materials. Applicants must have studied on the Arcadia program in Athens within a year of their proposed summer study experience.