Arcadia Updates May 2010 Issue
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New issue of IMPACT available!

The spring issue of Impact magazine is available and will be arriving in your offices soon! Featuring viewpoints on health care throughout the world, a special focus on internships, and the winners of the 2009 Student Network photo contest, an interactive edition of the magazine is available online here, or you may obtain additional copies by contacting Laura Baldwin, Director of Marketing.

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EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINES

We are still accepting applications for many of our fall programs in the Northern Hemisphere. Please encourage students to apply as soon as possible. Check out the individual program pages for specific information on deadlines: www.arcadia.edu/abroad.

The Alliance for Global Education has also extended the fall 2010 application deadline from April 15 to May 15 for all Alliance China programs. The Fall Contemporary India program is full. For more information about the Alliance programs, please visit www.allianceglobaled.org.

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ISIC CARDS

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is no longer issuing International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) for program participants. Arcadia provides health and accident insurance coverage through HTH Worldwide (and Student Safe for students traveling to New Zealand) as part of our program fee.

Additionally, many of our program participants already have an ISIC card issued by their home institution, or have purchased one on their own. Students are encouraged to travel with their home school student ID, or to carry the individual ID card issued by their host institution.

The possession of a student ID allows for discounted admissions at many museums, cultural centers, and other places of interest. Please contact Tim Barton, Director of Student Services, if you have any questions.

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HOUSING IN BARCELONA

In order to further encourage students to integrate as fully as possible into life in Barcelona, we have revised our housing policy in Barcelona.

Effective summer 2010, students will no longer be able to request specific roommates, and no two students from the same school will be housed together.

Our previous policy was that roommate requests would be taken into consideration—although never guaranteed, provided that the requests were mutual on both students’ housing forms.

We believe this policy change will make students’ overall experience in Barcelona all the richer. Please contact Cliff Tironi, Program Manager, with any questions.

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This month's background photo is provided courtesy of Roland Adjovi, Academic Director, Arcadia in Tanzania.

may 2010 news

 


see you in kansas city!

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 madollj@arcadia.edu

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Arcadia’s Compliance with Department of Labor’s Internship Regulations

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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.

Read more about our internship programs here. For more details, please contact Prof. Dennis Dutschke.

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NEW: AFRICAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE

Arcadia African Studies Certificate
The Arcadia Certificate in African Studies is an innovative program of study that enables undergraduate students to earn an additional academic credential. The Certificate Program draws upon the extensive course offerings and resources of The College’s overseas programs in Tanzania, South Africa, France, and the United Kingdom.

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.

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STAFF NEWS

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.

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