Arcadia Update 2009 Dedicated to Global Leadership August Issue
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New 2010-2011 Catalogs are Available for Order

Our newly-designed and newly-configured catalogs are in stock and available for order! In an effort to conserve paper, we have become more efficient with the information contained in our catalogs (and have, in turn, expanded our website). We have also condensed both the number of catalogs we are producing and the size of each catalog. Posters featuring our colorful, hand-designed covers are also available for order here.

Check out our NEW website!

You may have noticed that The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University launched a newly-designed website this summer to celebrate the advent of The College of Global Studies. The website features a more simplified user-friendly homepage, and significantly-enhanced content. The advisors’ section of the website can be accessed through clicking on the Administrators button on the right hand side of the page or under “About Us” at the top of the page. The advisor section of the website provides information on important topics such as the policies, credits, assessment, and oversight. Please contact Rose Koch, Assistant Director of Marketing, at, with questions or comments.

Arcadia Abroad Student Network is Here!

The new Arcadia Student Network enables users to create unique profiles and discuss issues of particular interest to them through forums and blogs, as well as post photos and videos. We launched the program at the beginning of July by inviting students who had been accepted to programs in Great Britain, Italy and Greece. We currently have over 100 members and from the feedback we have received so far, we are finding that many students are using the network as a way to connect with their fellow program participants prior to going abroad, as well as using the site as a place to discuss questions related to the Arcadia book clubs in Great Britain or Greece. We are also creating an Irish Movie Club.

Take a peek at the network Arcadia Abroad Student Network.

Paris Students Meet with Lebanese Ambassador

Students on the Arcadia in Paris summer program, Intensive French and International Politics in France, had the opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion with H.E. Samira Hanna-El Daher, Lebanese Ambassador to the Executive Board of UNESCO this summer. Ambassador El Daher is a career diplomat and was the first woman in Lebanon to be named Ambassador as well as the first woman to serve as an Ambassador in Japan. She has also served as Lebanese Ambassador to the United States, China, Australia, Great Britain, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Cyprus. The students asked Ambassador El Daher questions about her experiences working with UNESCO and discussed the challenges she faced as the first woman to become an ambassador in Lebanon. Read the full article on our website

Chronicle Highlights Arcadia's Partnership with SHAWCO

Arcadia University's collaboration with SHAWCO is highlighted in this month's Chronicle of Higher Education, in the August 10th article, "A South African Student Charity Becomes A Study Abroad Destination," Arcadia's unique Community Development Summer Program in Cape Town, offers students the opportunity to contribute to communities in need while developing leadership skills. Students earn credit while tutoring students in reading, mathematics, science or information technology. The program is offered in conjunction with SHAWCO (Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organization), an organization founded and governed by the students of the University of Cape Town. Read more here.


This month's background highlights The Theater at Epidaurus
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Peloponnese in Greece

AUGUST 2009 news


Letter from Lorna STERN

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome back from the summer! I want to invite you to read our latest issue of Arcadia Updates. I wish each of you all the best this fall and in your work with your students.  In the next several updates we will be alerting you to new programs and opportunities, new ways of working with us and to our on-going development as The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. 

This fall is filling up with numerous fairs, visits and other opportunities to engage with your campuses.  Our regional team and Glenside staff will be supporting and attending as many of your campus study abroad fairs as possible.  To learn more about our assistant directors or schedule a visit, please visit our website.

I, and other members of our Senior Staff team, are also available to meet with you to discuss new program development, collaborative programming with your faculty, health and safety issues, financial aid, scholarships and other areas of specific interest to your institution.  Please feel free to contact me at


Lorna Stern
Director of Institutional Relations

Study tour to greece for advisors

As we have previously announced, we will be running a study tour to the Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan, and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece from Sunday, November 15th through Wednesday, November 18th, following the CIEE conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The tour is geared to study abroad advisors and faculty and will include a visit to the Arcadia Center in Athens, presentations by the faculty and staff in Athens as well as extensive information on our academic and co-curricular programming in Greece. Please contact Lorna Stern, Director of Institutional Relations, for more details.

Australia J-Term

Arcadia, in partnership with the University of Queensland, is thrilled to offer eligible students the opportunity to study during their January term. This intensive 3-week program, based at the University of Queensland, aims to provide students with an introduction to key aspects of contemporary Australian society and culture, especially those aspects which are taken to define Australia's character as a nation. The program consists of two segments: A 19-day intensive introductory seminar on contemporary Australia, combined with an Arcadia experiential component, which will take students to Byron Bay and to Stradbroke Island in Queensland. Students will have the opportunity to engage with Aboriginal community and develop a sense of the important role of leadership not only in Indigenous Community but also in the field. For more details, please visit our website or contact Vera Bacash, Australia Program Manager, at

New Semester Options at Trinity College, Dublin

In addition to our academic year program, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to study for a semester at Trinity College, Dublin starting in Fall 2010. The fall semester at Trinity is called the Michaelmas Term, and runs from late September through mid-December (with the option of enrolling in Trinity's Semester Start Up program prior to the fall semester for an additional 2.5 credits), for a total of 15-17.5 credits. The spring semester consists of the Hilary and Trinity terms, which run from mid-January through late May, for a total of 15 credits. Please contact Amanda Zimmerman, Program Manager for Ireland for more details.

Semester Program at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Arcadia program students may now attend Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge for a term, two terms or a full academic year! Students are able to choose from among the following subjects: Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic studies; Archaeology and Anthropology; Architecture; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Engineering; Classics; Computer Science; Economics; English; History; History of Art; Law; Medicine; Mathematics; Modern and Medieval studies; Natural Sciences; Philosophy; Politics, Psychology, and Sociology; Theology and Religion; & Veterinary Sciences. Contact Katharine Reinhart, Program Manager, for more information.

Two New Program Tracks in Granada: Islamic Studies and Environmental Studies

Plans are being finalized for two exciting new programs in Granada, Spain for 2010: The Islamic Studies Program and The Environmental Studies Program. Both are characterized by an innovative, Arcadia-designed curriculum consisting of a core course and electives, supplemented by excursions to sites of interest to complement the material under study. Classes will be taught in English, with an Arabic language component for students focusing on Islamic Studies. No knowledge of Spanish language is required as students will take an intensive course in the first month. Watch our website for more information.

Student Has Leading Role in Florence Fashion Show

Brooke Sheffer, a rising senior at George Washington University, had the distinct honor of serving as annunciatrice (announcer) at the Accademia Italiana’s 25th annual fashion show, “25 Years of Design & Love” last semester in Florence. The event, which took place on April 18th, was entirely student-run and showcased more than 300 creations designed by students in the Accademia’s fashion design and costume design departments. The event was held in conjunction with a multimedia exhibition prepared by the interior, product, and graphic design students. Among the approximately 3,000 invited guests in attendance at the show were fashion giants Carla Fendi, Ottavia, and Rosita Missoni as well as designers Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini and Alberto Alessi. Read more here.



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