Arcadia University Ranks First Nationwide in Study Abroad Undergraduate Participation

Christine Tarlecki
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Glenside’s Arcadia University has ranked first nationwide for undergraduate study abroad participation in the 2020 Open Doors report.

Arcadia University has ranked first nationwide for study abroad undergraduate participation in the 2020 Open Doors report, recently released by the Institute of International Education.

The ranking for this prestigious designation was based on the percentage of undergraduate students taking part in a study abroad experience at a master’s level college or university.

The Glenside school has been a leader in international education for more than seven decades. The first students were sent to study in post-war Europe in 1948 back when the school was known as Beaver College.

Around 610 Arcadia undergraduates participated in study abroad during the 2018-19 academic year.

“An integrative, global experience is a hallmark of an Arcadia education,” said Dr. Ajay Nair, president of Arcadia University. “While COVID has certainly impacted global opportunities for all students and universities around the world, Arcadia’s faculty and staff strive to provide culturally immersive and academically focused experiences for our students with new and innovative programming as we transition to a post-COVID world.”

The international experiences available at Arcadia include Preview, First-Year Study Abroad Experience, Global Field Study courses, and graduate international academic experiences.

There are also several recently launched programs including the Second-Year Study Abroad Experience, Global Scholars program, and Arcadia Abroad Online.

Read more about their Study Abroad programs here.