Arcadia Update 2009 Dedicated to Global Leadership December Issue
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Holiday Hours of Operation

Information about our holiday schedule, so that you can plan to contact us over the coming weeks, if necessary.


Special Scholarships for Arcadia Programs

Scholarship grants of $1,000 will be awarded to qualified students participating on either our London Now or Arcadia in Barcelona programs.

Forty 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.


Mediterranean Center Offers Quarter Programs

Mediterranean Center for Arts and Science in Syracuse (Sicily), Italy is pleased to offer two unique quarter programs. The fall program focuses on courses relating to Modern Mediterranean Studies, while the spring quarter features courses in the area of Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

Each program is 10 weeks in duration and awards 15 quarter hours of credit. Field study excursions elucidate and complement the topics under study.

For more information please contact Chris Callas, Program Manager.


Student Brett Myers Directs Play in Glasgow

Brett Myers, a senior at McDaniel College in Maryland, who is studying through Arcadia at the University of Glasgow, directed the Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, in conjunction with the Student Theatre at Glasgow (STaG) earlier this month. Student Theatre at Glasgow (STaG) is a student-run theater company that provides students an opportunity to take part in theatre whether it be front or back stage. Brett joined STaG soon after arriving in Glasgow this semester, and has already acted in several other STaG productions.

For more information on the University of Glasgow, please contact Traci Chupik, Program Manager.


Arcadia in Barcelona Instructor Exhibits at Kowasa Gallery

John Frederick Anderson, Instructor of Photography at the Arcadia Center for Catalan, Spanish & Mediterranean Studies in Barcelona, is currently exhibiting a collection of photos entitled GRID Barcelona at Barcelona's prominent Kowasa Gallery.

Mr. Anderson teaches two popular photography courses at the Arcadia in Barcelona Center: Portfolio of Spain and Photojournalism: Spain and the Mediterranean

For more information on the Arcadia in Barcelona program, contact Cliff Tironi, Program Manager.


Arcadia London Center Staff Update

Ruth Roberts has been promoted from Housing Officer to Residence Life Manager in recognition of her expanding role. Ruth is also to be congratulated for completing her MSc in Mental Health at King's College, London. 

Nicky Clarke has taken over as our Student Services Officer. Nicky has strong links with two of our partner institutions in the north of England, having studied at the University of Lancaster and worked at the University of Manchester.

We welcome Forida Haque as our new Study Center Coordinator.  Forida has recently been awarded a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from King’s College, London and was the recipient of the Institute of Mathematics IMA award for 2009.  Her analytical skills and background in statistics and financial mathematics will be extremely beneficial to our work in the UK. 

An Alumna of Arcadia University, Emily Spandikow studied abroad at Goldsmith’s College and graduated with a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University in 2005. After spending time teaching in Prague, she returned to London to complete her MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology at Brunel University in 2008. As the Academic Officer, Emily is available to assist students on all academic matters they may encounter during their time abroad.


This month's background highlights the city of Toledo, where Arcadia students study at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset and the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

December 2009 news

A Letter from Lorna Stern

Dear Colleagues:

I hope this finds you all well and looking forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends. I wanted to take a moment to recap some of the highlights of the year at The College of Global Studies.

This year has been one of significant economic challenge for all of us. Yet in spite of this belt-tightening backdrop, the year has been marked by innovation and growth in almost every area. We have added several new programs, both in short-term and semester options.

A sustainable energy program in Bonn, a summer program in Mallorca, a two-country summer program in Australia and New Zealand and the development of summer internship possibilities in South Africa, under the umbrella of social entrepreneurship, are part of our new program offerings, among many other exciting additions.

We have expanded staff in many of our programs, including our London Center, and welcomed two new Resident Directors in South Africa and in Spain. In our Student Services department, we have streamlined many new processes and procedures which have allowed us to follow up with your students more quickly and thoroughly than ever before.

The Co-Curricular Learning Certificate continues to be built out, and students are participating in increasing numbers. We have also added several new Book Clubs and the Student Network continues to grow.

In response to your input, we have built out a greatly enhanced and more effective web site. We have added Discipline Specific options to our home page, enhancing the search capabilities for students and advisors alike.

In conjunction with our local partner institutions, we hosted two successful seminars in Italy and in England, on issues surrounding leadership development. These were exceptionally well received by the participants. Our staff has continued to contribute to the wider field of international education through numerous presentations and papers at conferences that range from Forum to NASPA and all points in between.

Among our many blessings is the opportunity to work with you and your students. We have greatly appreciated your interest and engagement with us this year, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the New Year.


Lorna Stern
Director of Institutional Relations


New summer program in australia and new zealand

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.



Students studying through Arcadia at St. Anne’s College at Oxford University have the opportunity to study Pre-Med. Students who choose the Pre-Med Program at St. Anne's College at Oxford will study such subjects as biochemistry, molecular cell biology, history and philosophy of science, and pharmacology while benefiting from the unique tutorial approach that distinguishes an Oxford education.

St. Anne's College was founded in 1879 with the distinct purpose of offering an education to women who could not otherwise afford to go to university. The college is considered "young," at least by Oxford standards, and sets itself apart by providing a very down-to-earth, friendly, open-minded, and stimulating environment.

Contact Katharine Reinhart, Program Manager, for details.


LONDON CENTER welcomes writer in residence for spring 2010

The College of Global Studies is delighted to welcome Mr. Giles Waterfield as the Writer in Residence at the Arcadia University College of Global Studies in London.

Mr. Waterfield is the author of four novels: The Long Afternoon (London: Review, 2000); The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner (London: Review, 2002); Markham Thorpe (London: Review, 2006) and the forthcoming The Iron Necklace.

A former director of the Dulwich Art Gallery and curator of numerous exhibitions there and in other museums, Giles Waterfield is also the author and editor of many volumes of art history. He will be working closely with Spring 2010 semester students who are enrolled in our London Now program's Creative Writing course.

For more details, please contact London Now Program Manager, Andrew Downs.


Arcadia Teams Up with University of Manchester to Offer Global Leadership Symposium

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University (London Center), in partnership with the University of Manchester held their first Global Leadership Symposium in late November.

The symposium was offered to both Arcadia program participants in Great Britain and University of Manchester students. The 20 students who participated from Arcadia are currently studying at 12 partner universities across England, Scotland, and Wales and represented 13 home institutions in the US.

The symposium was conducted by faculty from the University of Manchester’s schools of Business and Education as well as representatives from the University’s Office of International Education and Arcadia’s Great Britain headquarters. Topics discussed over the two day symposium included: Identifying Your Leadership Style, Intercultural Communication Skills for Global Leaders, and Entrepreneurship Skills for Leaders.

The symposium culminated in a tour of Manchester to discuss and visit examples of the city’s historic role as a global leader in areas such as Industry, Music, Sport, Journalism, Science, Literature and Social Justice. This exciting initiative was an integral component of Arcadia in Great Britain’s commitment to our 2009 Life of the Mind programming.



In an effort to accommodate the unique scheduling needs of students who attend quarter schools, we have adjusted the dates of our popular Mediterranean Myths and Monuments: The Classical World Today program.

This nine-week, nine-credit summer program allows students engage in lectures and field study in Athens, Rome, and Syracuse (Sicily) while visiting some of the most significant sites of the Etruscan, Greek, Hellenistic and Roman worlds. Classes range from classical archaeology to history, art and culture.

Students will spend the first three weeks in Athens, travel to Rome for an intensive two-week on-site class, and conclude their studies with a four-week session in Syracuse, Italy, located on the island of Sicily.

Contact Chris Callas, Program Manager, for more information.


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