2021 Open Doors Report Ranks Arcadia Among Top Universities in Nation for Study Abroad Participation

November 29, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

In the 2021 Open Doors Report, released on Nov. 15 by the Institute of International Education (IIE), Arcadia University once again ranks among the top colleges and universities nationally in its respective category for study abroad participation. 

Arcadia ranks 8th in the nation in undergraduate study abroad participation from fall 2019 through summer 2020 for Master’s Colleges and Universities. Even with COVID cancelling several study abroad opportunities at Arcadia and around the world, nearly 300 Arcadia undergraduates studied abroad during the 2019-20 academic year.

“Providing transformative, meaningful, and fulfilling international experiences is central to the mission of Arcadia University,” said Scott Terry, director of Global Engagement at Arcadia University. “Not only do Arcadia programs benefit our students and University community, they also positively impact the global communities where our students and faculty study. While the disruption brought on by COVID was significant, hundreds of Arcadia students enhanced their educational experiences through our global programs. We look forward to continuing to provide innovative and rewarding global opportunities for our students and University community members.” 

Arcadia University has been a leader in international education for over 70 years, since Beaver College sent students to study in post-war Europe in 1948. Arcadia’s international experiences include Preview, First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), Global Field Study courses, and graduate international academic experiences. Additionally, the University has programs such as the Second-Year Study Abroad Experience (SYSAE), Global Scholars program, and Arcadia Abroad Online. Arcadia’s Division of Civic & Global Engagement and The College of Global Studies offer summer-long, semester-long, or full-year study abroad programs. For more information on Arcadia’s study abroad programs, visit theacademy-ibt.com/global.

Arcadia also ranked 8th nationally (and 1st in Pennsylvania) among colleges and universities in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings for “Programs to Look For: Study Abroad.” 

IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding international students in the U.S. since 1919, with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. 

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