Where have you always wanted to go? And what have you always wanted to see? The Houses of Parliament in London, the Great Wall of China, the fjords of New Zealand? Your undergraduate years are perhaps one of the few times in your life when you can experience all that the world has to offer in such a fresh and enduring way - concentrating on your studies while learning about yourself. Study abroad brings the world to you. Your odyssey begins long before you ever arrive at the airport.
You may wish to explore what motivates you. Is it travel? Gaining an international edge for your future profession? Participating in a service-learning initiative or internship so you can develop real-world skills in a once-in-a-lifetime context? Or experiencing the array of cultures, lifestyles and ideas that comprise our beautiful, complex world?
You need to consider your options: what you are studying, where you would like to study it, and how your home institution will work in partnership with you and the organization you choose to make your dreams a reality. We are committed to helping you answer these questions. You can count on our staff to advise and support you and to provide you with the tools to interpret and effectively deal with the challenges and opportunities of living in a new cultural environment.
Arcadia’s programs provide an academic experience that integrates the unique extra-curricular resources of each program site into the learning process. From service learning opportunities, to internships, to language immersion, to field study, to direct enroll opportunities at some of the world’s top institutions, Arcadia offers a wide range of programs designed to cater to the diverse interests and academic requirements of an ever-evolving student population.
In choosing to study abroad, you will be participating in what many students have described as a “life-changing” experience. We help students reflect upon what it means to become citizens of the world. And we do this by working with you. We provide the experience, the structure, and the support to bring you the most rewarding, and enriching experience possible.
Ask any student who has studied abroad about their experience, and you will get many insightful and varied responses. But what students hold in common from this unique educational opportunity is that they are changed by it, and discover things about themselves that they didn't know before. And whether that expanding of personal horizons arrives via Cape Town, London, or Barcelona, it is something that remains with the participants long after they have returned home and the ink on the postcards fades. It brings richness, depth and understanding to their careers, their attitudes about the world we live in, and to every other season of their lives.