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Learning About London Through the Church (An Interaction Through Local Community)

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Learning About London Through the Church (An Interaction Through Local Community)

Student Perspectives ) LONDON Andrew Dubowitz Kings College, University of London Hamilton College Student As a nonreligious Jew, if someone were to ask me if I was going to join a church during my time in England, I would have had a difficult time not laughing. However, I went from going to Bible study groups […]

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My Home Arcadia

Monday, April 15, 2013

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My Home Arcadia

Student Perspectives ) SPAIN Ariel Josfan Arcadia in Barcelona Regis University Student We congregate in a building three stories above Las Ramblas. The cold breeze whips through the air. Every member of my family is under duvet covers, bottom sheets and the outdoor blankets; sitting in a circle that has the power to make time […]

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Greek Key Double Exposure

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Greek Key Double Exposure

Student Perspectives ) GREECE Paige Ferguson Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies and Research George Washington University Student Greece is a bundle of contradictions. There is no one way to categorize or describe it, and Athens is even more indistinguishable. I came with preconceptions, and some were true. Many were false. As Walter Benjamin […]

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A New Soul

Monday, April 15, 2013

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A New Soul

Student Perspectives ) NEW ZEALAND Caroline Harris University of Otago Denison University Student I’m a new soul I came to this strange world hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take. But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear Finding myself making every possible mistake. –Yael Naïm The […]

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Exploring International Law in an African Context

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Exploring International Law in an African Context

Student Perspectives ) TANZANIA Bridget Rhinehart Arcadia in Tanzania Smith College Student With sweaty palms and a rapid heartbeat, I stepped onto the plane in February 2011. I was setting off on my semester abroad, studying peace and conflict in East Africa through Arcadia University at the Nyerere Center for Peace Research, in Arusha, Tanzania. […]

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Leap of Faith

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Leap of Faith

Student Perspectives ) LONDON Devanie Emms Arcadia London Internship Austin College Student To people all around the world, 9/11, is a date that will forever be remembered. This past 9/11 marked the tenth anniversary of a horrific tragedy and the memory of it still remains as strong as ever. People suspected that another event might […]

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Rainbow of Hope

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Rainbow of Hope

Student Perspectives ) SOUTH AFRICA Honah Thompson University of the Western Cape Chapman University Student When I came to South Africa as an international student, I knew I would want to get involved in the local community as a volunteer. I did not do this because of the typical “white man’s concept” where I feel as […]

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Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) Representative

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) Representative

Student Perspectives ) ENGLAND Bill Russell Oxford University – St. Anne’s College Northwestern University Student When I arrived at the University of Oxford last September, I had no idea what to expect, but I knew one thing: I was going to take advantage of any opportunity I was afforded that I would not have gotten […]

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Redefining the National Identity through Food in Great Britain

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Redefining the National Identity through Food in Great Britain

Student Perspectives ) WALES Viral Trivedi Bangor University Arcadia University Student Being brought up as an Indian-American did not prepare me for the types of culinary variety and differences I was about to encounter in modern Great Britain. Utilizing skills learned in courses in journalism prior to studying abroad, I chose to interview locals and […]

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Volunteering in Tanzania: Arcadia University Nyerere Centre for Peace Research

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Volunteering in Tanzania: Arcadia University Nyerere Centre for Peace Research

Student Perspectives ) TANZANIA Neema Simon Matafu East African Community Student Nyerere Centre for Peace Research (NCPR) was founded based upon the core principles of peace and unity as espoused by the late Julius Nyerere. The Centre was established on July 13, 2007 as one of the institutions of the East African Community. The center […]

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“My New Irish Family” Connecting to Ireland through Clubs and Societies

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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“My New Irish Family” Connecting to Ireland through Clubs and Societies

Student Perspectives ) IRELAND Jessica Reff University College Cork Kenyon College Student I have been extremely involved in the University College of Cork’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Society on campus, the first society I joined on campus. Since Ireland is a predominantly Catholic country, I didn’t really expect to find very many gay […]

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The NZ Landscape

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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The NZ Landscape

Student Perspectives ) NEW ZEALAND Celia Foster University Of Otago Arcadia University Student New Zealand is known for its beauty and diversity. The South Island takes about 12 hours from top to bottom, and in that space of time you can see albatross on the Otago Penin­sula and snow capped mountains in the majestic Southern […]

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South Bank Reborn

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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South Bank Reborn

Student Perspectives ) LONDON Jonathan Porcasi Goldsmith’s College Arcadia University Student London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. With dozens of neighborhoods each with its own unique artistic identity, the city in itself becomes a great cultural hub for creativity. South bank is an area that ranges from Westminster Bridge to […]

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Cava Day Trip

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Cava Day Trip

Student Perspectives ) SPAIN Maritia Hunt Arcadia in Barcelona University Nebraska at Lincoln student Coming into this program I did not admittedly know anything about Cava. I had never even heard of it before I got an email about the events during the program when we would be visiting a Cava vineyard as well as […]

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The Doctors of the World Clinic

Friday, May 27, 2011

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The Doctors of the World Clinic

Student Perspectives ) GREECE Jake Ezell Arcadia Center in Athens program Wabash College Student Too often, I feel, we settle for words such as awesome, eye-opening, or life-changing to describe a study abroad experience without reflecting on what these terms actually mean. In fact, these words do little justice to describe a study abroad experience […]

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Earthquake Inspiration

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Earthquake Inspiration

Student Perspectives) NEW ZEALAND Katelyn Wagner University of Canterbury Geneva College Student Imagine you are a university student, and the city in which you study has just been rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale. Classes have been cancelled for two weeks. The typical student response would be to enjoy more vacation […]

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Learning with Caritas Hellas

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Learning with Caritas Hellas

Student Perspectives) GREECE Maggie Gignac Arcadia Center in Athens, Greece Villanova University Student Visiting Caritas each Wednesday has been an important part of my semester abroad. The CLC was one of the reasons I was attracted to Arcadia’s program after deciding where to study. With service being an important part of my life in America, […]

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Principles of Climbing

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Principles of Climbing

Student Perspectives) NEW ZEALAND Daniel Councell University of Canterbury Davidson College Student With continual war in Palestine, suicide bombings in Europe, and racism in America, it seems today’s global culture is one concerned with defining differences rather than establishing commonalities. However, there are many things that do shine through this darkness and reveal all that […]

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Identity Issues

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Identity Issues

Student Perspectives ) IRELAND Mark Saxton The Catholic University of America Student I’ve heard the phrase incessantly since I first touched down on the Emerald Isle: the ‘Irish Question.’ What does it mean to be Irish? Fittingly, not once in my tenure in the Republic of Ireland have I received a conclusive answer. If I […]

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The Comedy of the Kiwis

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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The Comedy of the Kiwis

by Andrew Morgenthaler University of Otago Tufts University Student This past semester studying in New Zealand at the University of Otago I have explored many things outside of the classroom ranging from viewing the exquisite natural beauty of the national parks to socializing at the many unique bars around town.  However, what I found most […]

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Breaking down the Classroom Walls

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Breaking down the Classroom Walls

By David Rudd Director of Research & Assessment It was nearly a year ago, in the dog days of summer, when our Dean of Studies, Dr. Dennis Dutschke, began a conversation within The College about the merits and importance of documenting out-of-classroom learning. The discussion that followed was healthy and engaging, exploring whether or not […]

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Center for Research & Assessment: The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Center for Research & Assessment: The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University

The newly formed Center for Research and Assessment housed within The College of Global Studies, announces its 2009-10 research agenda. Bringing together faculty and international educators from Arcadia University and our global partners, The Center for Research and Assessment advances knowledge and contributes to scholarship in the field of international education. DEDICATED TO THREE AREAS […]

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Earning a Co-Curricular Learning Certificate Has Benefits

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Earning a Co-Curricular Learning Certificate Has Benefits

(but don’t take our word for it! ) Kristen Moser Point Loma Nazarene University student The Athenian Neighborhood | Athens, Greece Excerpt from her CLC reflection piece: “After being in Greece for almost four months, I have had plenty of opportunities to become immersed in Greek culture and to observe the idiosyncrasies involved in Athenian life. […]

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