Global Field Study Frequently Asked Questions
What are GFS courses?
Global Field Study (GFS) courses are semester long
courses taken on the Glenside campus that include an additional
off-campus field study, typically lasting between 1-2 weeks. GFS courses
are open to juniors and seniors, with some open to graduate students as
well. These courses may be offered in fall or spring semester, as well
as during summer session, with the field study travel location and
timing chosen at the discretion of the faculty leader.
Who is eligible to participate in the GFS courses?
Full and part-time matriculated juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.2 may apply to enroll in GFS courses. Transfer students who have completed at least one semester of coursework at Arcadia are also eligible to apply. Some courses are open to graduate students as well, and are noted as such in the course catalog.
How do I enroll?
Students interested in enrolling in a GFS course will complete an online application. Once your application is complete, you will receive email confirmation of your eligibility to be enrolled in the course.
How many credits will I receive?
Global Field Study courses carry 4 credits for undergraduate students and 3 credits for graduate students.
How are the Field Study locations chosen?
Each semester, the Office of International Affairs puts out a call to Arcadia faculty and staff for Global Field Study course proposals. The courses we offer are based on the research interests and expertise of our faculty and staff who lead them.
Who handles all the logistics for the field study, and where will we stay?
The Office of International Affairs coordinates logistics for the field studies, in conjunction with faculty leaders and their contacts overseas. Group accommodations vary in each location depending on cost and availability, but are guaranteed to be safe and clean.
Easton Hall, Room 244
Office of International Affairs
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038