Pathways to a Global Perspective

Each year, hundreds of Arcadia University students gain an international perspective with our renowned study abroad programs. Whether it's a field study course or an extended program abroad, the Global Engagement team helps students learn to think critically and reflect thoughtfully in a rapidly changing global society. 

The University's approved semester- and year-long study abroad programs through The College of Global Studies are designed to excite and inspire students.

Study Abroad

The First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) enables invited first-year students to participate in a semester-long study abroad program in London, England. 

First-Year Study Abroad Experience

The Second-Year Study Abroad Experience (SYSAE) enables invited students to participate in semester-long study abroad programs around the world during the fall semester of their second year. 

Second-Year Study Abroad Experience

Preview is a full semester course for first-year and new transfer students in the Spring semester that integrates a week-long global field study over semester break.


Global Field Study (GFS) courses are semester-long programs open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students that include an off-campus field study typically lasting 1-2 weeks.

Global Field Study

International Students & Students from Other Universities

Decades of Study Abroad

In the summer of 1948, 17 Beaver College undergraduate women were on a mission of education and discovery in post World War II Europe. On the backs of their bicycles, as the world looked ahead to a bright future, students sought to understand the cooperative spirit of rebuilding from devastation.

The Arcadia Advantage

Enrich Your College Experience

Our students value their international experiences. Whether interning with a foreign company, paced with a member of Parliament, experiencing culture for a summer - a global experience enriches your understanding of the world. 


Arcadia University is accredited by the Commission on HIgher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Global Studies, as one of the academic units of the institution, recently sponsored the accrediting team to visit and review our London Center. 

Civic & Global Engagement House

Come Get Away on Campus

We invite all students to use 6 Royal Ave as a space for studying, relaxing, and spending time with friends.

Open Lounge Hours

Everyday through Tuesday, May 3

Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advocacy Fridays

Every Friday through April 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Looking to discuss various social issues?

Join us at the Civic & Global Engagement House at 6 Royal Ave for engaging conversations and to plan some collaborative action! We'll generate the topics together from what's on your mind and current events.

Tea Tuesdays

Every Tuesday through April 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Need a break from studying or a caffeine boost or a snack? Stop by the Civic & Global Engagement House at 6 Royal Ave for for a casual cup of tea. Our staff may even add some extra treats, activities or crafts! Come by every or any Tuesday of the semester!

Contact Us

Global Engagement

Global Engagement coordinates and advises on a range of global experiences that best meet your academic, career and personal goals.

Hours: 9am-5pm, Location: 6 Royal Avenue,  Phone: 215-572-2867, Email:

Scott M. Terry

Director of Global Engagement

Ashley Hope Knueppel

Assistant Director, Global Engagement

Tran T. Chau

Program Coordinator

English Language Institute

Allison DeNoble

International Student Advisor

Cheryl Lewis

Assistant Director of Global Engagement