Arcadia University Study Abroad

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Students from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. study abroad with Arcadia University through The College of Global Studies, the first college of its kind in the U.S. With over 130 programs in 15 countries, we offer a wide range of programs in many study areas. Types of programs include:

Internships, Semester, Summer & J Term, Custom Programs, Short-term programs, Faculty-led programs, Service Learning, Research Opportunities and Academic Year.

Our network of staff, faculty and 10 centers around the world support students with everything from academics to student services, accommodation, health & safety and local community engagement. Building on over 65 years of international education experience, The College leads the way in innovative programming for study abroad.

Our centers are located in: Athens, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Barcelona, Dublin, Granada, London, Melbourne and Rome.

Programs from Arcadia Study Abroad

Program Reviews

  • Alexandra
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    United States
    University of Glasgow
    GlasWow
    12/22/2014

    Arcadia was extremely helpful in helping us transition and get comfortable in a new country. They also had many great trip opportunities to exciting places throughout Scotland. The city of Glasgow and the University were beautiful, with an amazing culture, and neverending list of fun things to do. The education system is a little different from what I expected. I was graded pretty much on only one or two exams per class, and it required a lot more independent studying than my US classes. Basically, the teachers don't hold your hand as much. However, the professors were wonderful. The Pre-Medical anatomy class for study abroad students was the best class I've ever taken, incomparable to anything US schools typically offer to undergrads. The social life in the city was great, and I found students to be very welcoming to foreign students. Glasgow University has tons of clubs, and I joined the running club. It was a great way to make new friends in a new place.

    How could this program be improved?

    Study-abroad students seemed to be randomly placed in housing assignments. For example, my friends studying abroad got placed in a way nicer section, while I (a junior) got placed in the freshman dorms that were a 25 minute walk from the University. Other than that, no complaints.

    Photos:
    Arcadia bus tour through the Highlands
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  • Jeff
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Beverly, MA
    Stonehill College
    Great school, sub-par program
    12/04/2014

    I loved my time in London and I truly did enjoy the academics and other opportunities at UCL. However, I felt Arcadia promised much and delivered very little. After our orientation period, we were essentially set free in London without much support. Their "additional programming" sold out quickly. While other programs include costs for travel and special opportunities, Arcadia had travel adventures that sold out online in an hour. I would do it all over again but I would have preferred to go through a different program. UCL was academically and socially a blast and I highly recommend it.

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  • Sarah
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Granville Ohio
    Denison University
    Sweet as
    11/18/2014

    The worst part about this program was leaving when it was over. It was everything you could want and more. Great people, both associated with the program and New Zealanders in general. Truly an amazing country with tons of adventure, unique cultural connections and a laid back life. This program was the best thing to happen to me. They really offer you the chance to get to know the country and become immersed in what it has to offer.

    How could this program be improved?

    Make it longer.
    Better orientation to the city, at first it was hard getting around, but I did enjoy finding my way and understanding the city.

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  • Eric
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    United States
    Santa Clara University
    Business and the Arts: An interesting combination
    11/14/2014

    This program was divided into two parts.

    The first part was about connecting business practices to the arts world, showing where they would be an important component, showing where they are slightly different from normal business programs, and even getting unique lectures that were all about aspects of the arts world you don't think about such as copyright. it was done in a series of lectures, with weekends off, and a test at the end. We also did a business simulation in this time, allowing us to more directly apply the principles we were working on. This part of the program was much more low key, and more traditionally academic. It also left room for fun trips with both groups that sponsored me: Internship Scotland and Arcadia. Our class did things like tour the highlands, go to the highland games or just go for fun strolls around the old town or new town.

    The second half of the program was interning with a company at the famous Scotland Festival Fringe. A giant theater festival, and I got to help a company with it. This was more fulfilling in the content, because we got to see the behind the scenes workings of the company, along with help with marketing, stage management and any other task they were willing to hand off to us. I also got passes to some of the venues I worked at, giving me great perks while I worked to go see the shows as I worked in the evenings or as I went. And at the end of this time, I needed to turn in a paper to the program to talk about something I noticed about the work I was doing with the program and any business trends I noticed.

    In between these two parts of the official program, there was still time to make friends, join local groups (a church in my case), and just explore the city if you wanted. This unofficial time was probably my favorite, though I enjoyed the surprises as I went as well, such as joining fellow classmates for things like tea or dinner.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would probably have preferred a little more academic support when it came closer to the time for our final papers and tests, but that isn't exactly the British system of academics. Or, I might have appreciated interning with a group alongside my fellow classmates rather than turning it into a solo time with only passing glances whenever you got a chance.

    Photos:
    Edinburgh from the south side. I hiked up a hill with some local friends to see the city at sunset. The mound in the middle is where Edinburgh Castle is located, along with the scottish crown jewels.
    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the biggest events that happens in Scotland during this time. I was fortunate enough to get a seat, since most of the cheap seats sell out weeks in advance.
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  • Winona
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    New York, New York
    Bucknell University
    UQ
    11/14/2014

    This program did a great job incorporating both tourist and local experiences. Everyone was extremely friendly and created a really great comfortable environment to explore and learn about Australia. I enjoyed this program and country so much that I tried to stay for the entire year!

    How could this program be improved?

    I would encourage the program to have a longer orientation with more time for exploration and sight seeing before the school semester begins.

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