First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) Arcadia Staff

Glenside Staff

  • William Meiers, Associate Dean of the Honors Program and English Instructor
  • Jan Finn, Associate Dean for International Affairs
  • Anna West, Program Manager for First-Year Programs, The College of Global Studies

England Staff

FYSAE students in London receive the benefits and value added services of the experienced and caring England staff. The office, located in Holborn, is open Monday through Friday, and an Arcadia staff member is available for emergencies 24/7.

Jacki Daddona, Assistant Director of First-Year Programs, has been at The College of Global Studies since April 2008 working in the Glenside Office as a Program Manager for England, Germany and First Year Programs. In March 2013, she joined the London Center as Assistant Director of First Year Programs. In this role, Jacki is responsible for the student services and academics for Arcadia's first-year programming in the UK. While attending Dickinson College, she studied abroad at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK for an academic year. After graduation, Jacki worked at American University in Washington D.C. where she pursued her interest in study abroad further by earning a degree in International Training and Education.

Dr. Peter Leuner, UK and Ireland Regional Director, is responsible for overseeing all academic, administrative and business functions across the British and Irish offices. He also supports existing relationships with partners and explores new opportunities for meaningful collaboration in international education. With more than 40 years of significant administrative, managerial and teaching experience in the field of international education, Dr. Leuner has served in a variety of academic and administrative posts; specifically Syracuse University, Richmond, The American International University in London, the Foundation for International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study as well as numerous consultancies to a variety of international educational institutions and organizations.

Scotland Staff

FYSAE students in Stirling receive the benefits and value added services of the experienced and caring Scotland staff. The office, located in Edinburgh is open Monday through Friday, and an Arcadia staff member is available for emergencies 24/7.

Hamish Thompson: Resident Director of the Edinburgh Study Center. Hamish Thompson was born and brought up in Scotland, earning his first degree at the University of St. Andrews and then completing his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, Hamish has taught at the universities of Stirling, St. Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Hamish held faculty appointments in Departments of Philosophy in Tennessee and Kentucky, where he led and taught on study tours to the United Kingdom.

Arcadia's College of Global Studies Great Britain Program Staff.

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