Arcadia Update 2009 Dedicated to Global Leadership October Issue
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New Catalogs Are In!

Just a reminder that our 2010/2011 catalogs are available for order. Order here.

Special Scholarships!

The College of Global Studies is committed to making study abroad accessible to all students.

To this end, we would like to draw your attention to several special scholarship opportunities that may be available to your students, including scholarships of up to $5000 for students participating on our London NOW, Sydney Internship and Arcadia in Barcelona programs.

Please encourage students to visit our website and/or speak with Rosemary Hall, Financial Aid Coordinator, for more details.

Arcadia in South Africa Welcomes Melangini Pillay

We are thrilled to welcome Melangini Pillay to the Arcadia team as the Student Services Assistant in Cape Town.

Melangini works with the students and organizes co-curricular activities and excursions as well as helping them with basic needs such as housing and learning about daily life in South Africa. Melangini currently serves as Project Manager for the UCT student committee, RAG (Remember and Give), which raises money for charities and is also the Project Manager for sports development for SHAWCO (Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organization), where many Arcadia students are currently volunteering as tutors.

Melangini is devoted to working to improve the lives of South Africans and developing the talents of young people and we are confident there is no better inspiration, guide and mentor for Arcadia’s students in South Africa!

Stirling Named Scottish University of the Year

The University of Stirling received the distinction of being voted “Scottish University of the Year” by The Sunday Times recently in recognition of the University’s “outstanding student experience and record for innovation and high quality teaching.” The Sunday Times newspaper chose Stirling following in-depth research for its annual Sunday Times University Guide, which measures progress and standards in all of Britain’s universities. Read more.

Arcadia Center in Barcelona Hosts Language Exchange

The Arcadia Center in Barcelona hosted its bi-annual language exchange earlier this month. Program students met with students from the Escola Universitaria de Turisme ( ), and had the opportunity to practice their Spanish and Catalan, as well as exchange impressions and ideas with local students. As a follow-up to the language exchange, our staff in Barcelona will host a Language Exchange Party in November.

Barcelona Resident Director Publishes in Spanish Linguistics Journal

Dr. Jaume Gelabert, Resident Director in Barcelona was recently featured in one of the most prestigious journals in Spain, Círculo de Linguistica Aplicada a la Comunicación (CLAC, Circle of Linguistics Applied to Communication).  His paper, Simetría y asimetría en las formas de tratamiento en el parlamento español: un análisis pragmatico (Symmetry and Asymmetry in Forms of Address in the Spanish Parliament: A Pragmatic Analysis) was published in the September edition of the journal. CLAC is an online journal refereed by a European and American board and published by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

British Scholar Presents Lecture to London Internship Students

Anthony Grayling, MA, DPhil (Oxon), a Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, delivered a lecture entitled "Freedom, Safety, Terror" to Arcadia London Internship students.

The lecture focused on how governmental attempts to combat widespread threats pose a great risk to our civil liberties. Terrorism was specifically addressed through a discussion on Great Britain's technology-driven culture of surveillance. Professor Grayling's presentation widened student perspectives on questions of ethics and morality, and led to a lively debate.

In addition to his position at Birkbeck, Professor Grayling is a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford, and is the author and editor of many books on philosophy and other subjects. His most recent work is a biography of William Hazlitt and a collection of essays.

He holds positions as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has been involved in a United Nations human rights initiative, among other professional and academic affiliations and activities.

Professor Grayling  has also contributed to the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, the Economist, the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent on Sunday and the New Statesman; is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio; and serves on a number of editorial boards for academic journals.

For more information on the London Internship program, contact Andrew Downs, Senior Program Manager.


This month's background highlights the island of Mallorca, site of Arcadia's new 2010 summer program.

OCTOBER 2009 news


Dear Colleagues:

As the United States seeks to re-engage with global ‘green’ initiatives and to drive innovation with regard to resource management, sustainability, and the development of alternative energy resources, the opportunity for our students to learn from the most advanced methodologies and best public policy practices around the world has never been greater. In response to these opportunities, The College of Global Studies is combining theory and practice in a series of curricular and co-curricular initiatives designed to introduce students to best practices in Germany, Spain and Greece.

Among these unique offerings is a five- week summer program in Bonn, Germany developed in collaboration with the Study Abroad Office and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) at Northwestern University. The Bonn program will introduce students to green concerns particularly in the areas of renewable energies (wind, solar and others), while also considering the role of regional and national policy making in the European Union.

Our resident director in Spain, Christine Kelly-Vereda, has worked with the University of Granada to develop an environmental studies track. As Spanish energy companies begin to work more closely with the United States, specifically in the area of wind energy, studying this subject matter in Southern Spain becomes particularly relevant.

Finally, in Greece, we are offering a business course that considers the entrepreneurial possibilities inherent in developing coherent responses to sustainability. For some years now, our program in Greece has encouraged students to think about the Mediterranean and the various challenges surrounding the preservation of this important ecological region through our service learning program and accompanying coursework.

The opportunities intrinsic in study abroad are especially apparent when we can expose students to the creative responses that other nations have brought to bear on common global problems. We look forward to your feedback and inquiries.


Lorna Stern
Director of International Relations

Renewable Energy Development and Policy Program in Bonn

Germany is a leader in renewable energy systems, and it is innovating rapidly in response to climate change and geopolitical realities.

This intensive program, offered in cooperation with the University of Bonn and the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) , consists of a focused examination of wind, solar, geothermal and biomass processes, and provides a historical and sociocultural framework.

This unique summer program offers :

• A large-scale perspective on energy policies and global actors (i.e. UN agencies, NGOs, international organizations and large corporations)

• The opportunity to explore individual countries’ approaches to utilization of renewable energy, and look at concrete examples of local initiatives being implemented through lectures, field study, and simulation

• An introduction to the European Union’s approach, including a visit to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

• A field study trip to Berlin, where students will have the opportunity to interact with politicians, practitioners, and researchers in the field of renewable energy

For more information on the program in Bonn, please contact Jacki Daddona, Program Manager.


The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce two new programs (in addition to our regular offerings) at our Center in Granada beginning in Fall 2010: Islamic Studies and Environmental Studies.

Both programs are open to students at all levels of Spanish proficiency and include a core seminar, “Mediterranean Cultures and Civilizations – The Great Mosaic,” combined with discipline-specific courses in English (students at the advanced level may opt to take courses in Spanish).

All courses are taught by experienced University of Granada faculty members and researchers, all of whom hold PhDs and are experts in their specific fields. Read more here or contact our Spain Program Manager, Cliff Tironi, at


Beginning in Spring 2010, the Arcadia Center in Athens will offer a new business course, GREA BSGG 390 Entrepreneurship: Green Business Strategies in Greece and the European Union focusing on the critical and contemporary theme of green energy and entrepreneurship.  This course is geared toward students interested in exploring environmental issues and sustainable solutions in the Mediterranean region.

Contact Chris Callas, Program Manager, for more information.

Spring Program Fees Available

Our spring program fees have decreased by 7% over last year, with some individual program fees reduced by as much as 14%. We are delighted at how much we have been able to accomplish without reducing our program or service quality. Complete information is available on our website at:

Our program fees include: tuition and housing, comprehensive health insurance, orientation, academic advising, full-time resident director and student and academic services officers in each country, comprehensive co-curricular and extra-curricular programming including a Co-Curricular Certificate program, support for travel and visa arrangements, and transcript.

A page featuring Spring 2010 programs with fees of under $15,000 for tuition and room has been added to the website. You can view these programs here.

New for Summer! Arcadia in Mallorca

The College of Global Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a new summer program focusing on Spanish literature, culture, and business on the beautiful island of Mallorca. This four-week program (during the month of June) is open to students of all levels and will be taught in English and Spanish and based at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Students attending the program will earn six credits: 3 in Spanish language and 3 in an elective course of their choice covering such topics as Spanish society, business writing, and contemporary Spanish literature. Students will stay with local families. Please contact Cliff Tironi, Program Manager, for more details.

IMPACT Magazine: Fall Edition

IMPACT Magazine, the bi-annual publication of the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, is available for order on our website. This edition includes:

• A peek into the ambitious research agenda of the College of Global Studies

• Arcadia in Barcelona

• An update on our Co-Curricular Learning Certificate, which over 270 students earned last year

• Inspirational stories from abroad in students’ own voices -- from Italy to New Zealand

You may request a copy of IMPACT, or read the full edition online here.


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