may 2010 news
Learn about The College of Global Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.
Come meet Duncan DeSilva, Resident Director of British Programs, and Dr. Colin Ireland, Resident Director of Irish Programs. Both Directors will be speaking about Arcadia's work with your students, the Co-Curricular Learning Certificate, and Internships.
We are located two blocks east of the convention center so you will find it easy to attend conference sessions. We hope that you will include this among your appointments at NAFSA.
|Tuesday, June 1||2:00 - 3:30 PM|
|Wednesday, June 2||2:00 - 3:30 PM|
|Thursday, June 3||2:00 - 3:30 PM|
Please RSVP to Jessica Madoll at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education have focused on unpaid internships and clarified the new rules set forth by the Department of Labor.
One of the areas of focus for the Department of Labor's investigation was evaluating the academic component of the internship and ensuring that the internship was structured around a classroom or academic experience as opposed to the employer's actual operations.
Arcadia's internship programs in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Australia, China, India and South Africa, have always placed academics at the center of the internship experience. All of our internships include courses that introduce students to research methods and encourage students to view the internship as a learning opportunity, while engaging them in topics that cover the key issues prevalent in their host culture's workplace.
Moreover, each student enrolled in an internship is expected to submit an academic capstone project related to their internship. The interns work closely with an Academic Project Supervisor as well as our Academic Director in the UK to identify an appropriate project.
Students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning experiences from courses to research, to co- and extra-curricular activities. This interdisciplinary, global program of studies is centered in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
To be eligible to earn the African Studies Certificate, students must choose from one of two options, both of which require enrollment on an Arcadia program in Tanzania or South Africa and culminate in a capstone research project, for a total of 20 credits. Students choosing Option I must participate in two Arcadia programs in distinct locations: either in Tanzania, South Africa, England, or France. Students choosing Option II are able to transfer a maximum of 4 credits from their home school and earn the remaining 16 credits through our program in either Tanzania or South Africa. Read more here.
Dean Dennis Dutschke and Dr. David Larsen Publish Chapter on Campus Internationalization
Prof. Dennis Dutschke, founding Dean of The College of Global Studies and Dr. David Larsen, Special Assistant to the President and former Vice President and Executive Director of the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad, co-wrote a chapter in the new book, A History of U.S. Study Abroad: 1965-Present, a special publication of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. The chapter is entitled "Campus Internationalization and Study Abroad." The book completes the history of U.S. Study Abroad by joining a companion volume, A History of U.S. Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965, written by William Hoffa. Together, these volumes provide a comprehensive understanding of education abroad. Read the full story here.
John Wells, Director of Enrollment Management
We are delighted to welcome John Wells back to the Arcadia family! John was our Director of Enrollment Management from 2000-2006. Many of you have worked with John in the past and can understand why we are thrilled to have someone of his talent, expertise, and vision back on our team.
In his previous position, John was Director of Off-Campus Study at Wells College in Aurora, NY and arrived in early May to serve as Director of Enrollment Management at The College of Global Studies. Read John’s full bio on our website.
Morgane Artacho, Associate Director, Edinburgh Study Center, Scotland
We are very happy to announce the appointment of our new Associate Director in Scotland, Morgane Artacho. Morgane has been working in various roles in higher education for the past decade and is passionate about encouraging students to discover other languages and cultures.
After obtaining a BA in English (Université de Haute Bretagne), and an MA and DESS in European Studies (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Morgane started working as a teacher of French and English for the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont. Upon returning to France, Morgane spent several years working with American students studying abroad, which gave her valuable skills for her current position. Read Morgane’s full bio here.