International Experience and Study Away Component

Peace Education, Conflict Resolution and Much More

Students studying abroadThe International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) master’s degree program offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to develop an area of concentration within the discipline, build an international network of contacts, and gain practical experience through an internship. Arcadia’s IPCR program is one of the few graduate programs in the field of conflict resolution with a built-in international component—one that is founded in Arcadia’s long tradition of University-based international programs, as well as an internship and a personalized concentration designed by the student to meet professional goals.

Every IPCR student has an international experience requirement that can be met either through conducting their internship abroad or by acquiring their study away concentration credits internationally. Both internships and study away concentrations are requirements of the program, but only one of them must be met through an international experience. As well, as part of their international experience requirement, students may participate in one of Arcadia’s Global Field Study courses, which include Politics and Ethnic Conflict in Ukraine, Conflict, Governance and State Building in Serbia and Kosovo and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica. Additional options may be available and vary from year to year.

Unique to IPCR, first year IPCR students also have the option of participating in a faculty led, highly subsidized weeklong intensive field study in Northern Ireland during the first term of the program.

IPCR students "study away" from the Glenside campus in order to develop a specialized concentration from experts in the field. Students use their study away courses to develop a concentration particularly suited to their professional goals, and to complement the academic training they receive at Arcadia. They must complete three specialized courses in areas of a student’s choosing, including international law, sustainable development, mediation, public health, human rights, business and peace education.

Students have conducted their study away courses at such prestigious institutions all over the world as:


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