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READY TO GO?!. Preparing to study abroad with Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies. Applying to an Arcadia Program: . Where are you in this process?. Submitting a completed Application? Spoken to your Program Manager? Have questions to help you move forward in the process?

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Ready to go

READY TO GO?!

Preparing to study abroad with

Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies


Applying to an arcadia program

Applying to an Arcadia Program:

Where are you in this process?

  • Submitting a completed Application?

  • Spoken to your Program Manager?

  • Have questions to help you move forward in the process?

  • Have applied or updated your Passport?


Ready to go

www.arcadia.edu/abroad/readytogo


Ready to go ireland and scotland

Ready to Go – Ireland and Scotland

  • FAQ’s

  • Packing

  • Cost of Living/Budget worksheets

  • Banking/Money

  • Weather


University college cork

University College Cork

  • Program Dates: Arrival Dec 29 - end June 1

  • Orientation in Dublin

  • Register for classes upon

    arrival

  • Living in DeansHall

  • Spring Break: March 29- April 28

  • Certificate in Political Issues in Ireland

  • Internships


University college dublin

University College Dublin

  • Program Dates: Arrival Jan 14 - end May 19

  • Pre-register for classes prior to arrival

  • Ireland largest and

    most diversified university

  • Living on campus

  • Spring Break: March 11-24

  • Bus to downtown Dublin

  • Quinn school laptop

    requirement

  • New Sport & Fitness Center


University of st andrews

University of St. Andrews

  • Program Dates: arrival Jan 21 - end June 1

  • Register for classes upon arrival

  • Orientation in Edinburgh

  • Catered or self catered residence halls

  • Spring Break: March 18-29

  • College town

  • Celebrating 600th Anniversary

  • One hour train ride from

    Edinburgh


University of edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

  • Program Dates: arrival Jan 10 - end May 25

  • Register prior to arrival

  • Orientation in Edinburgh

  • Catered or self catered residence halls

  • Spring Break: April 8-19

  • Arcadia Program Center on campus

  • Largest program


Arriving overseas

Arriving Overseas

Meet our staff – they will be there to answer your questions and concerns, guide you through orientation, make sure your academic program is on track, organize activities and excursions, and be there for support.

Grainne Hand

Assistant Director, Ireland

Dr. Tom Kelley

Resident Director, Ireland

Dr. Hamish ThompsonResident Director, Scotland

Karen Gibson

Scottish Programs Officer


Orientation and cultural enrichment

Orientation and Cultural Enrichment

Upon arrival you will be staying at various locations depending on where you are attending your study abroad program:

Dublin for all programs in Ireland

Edinburgh for all programs in Scotland

During orientation, you'll meet your roommates, find out about academic expectations, and have some time to figure out where you are and how best to explore the city where you will be studying.

Not only is orientation an opportunity to adjust to your new home, it is an important step in giving you the skills and knowledge to expand your own cultural learning.


Ready to go

How to succeed academically

  • Independent learning

    (You are expected to take charge of your education)

  • Accommodation of Special Needs

  • Limited Computer access

  • End of term assessments- exam or essay

  • Reading during non-

    scheduled time

  • Credits and transcripts


Excursions in ireland

Excursions in Ireland

  • Theater

  • Weekend Excursion to Belfast and Giant’s

  • Causeway

  • Day trip (UCC: Bunratty Castle;

  • UCD: Glendalough)

  • Hop on/Hop off Bus tour of Dublin


Excursions in scotland

Excursions in Scotland

  • Theater

  • Weekend Trip to the Highlands

  • Adventure Weekend

  • Day Trip to the Scottish Borders


The co curricular learning certificate

The Co-Curricular Learning Certificate

  • Just as the Arcadia University Official Transcript documents

  • the academic achievement of the student, the Co-Curricular

  • Learning Certificate is a record of the students non academic

  • co and extra curricular learning experiences. The CLC will

  • list the students engagement in:

  • Internships

  • Service leaning

  • Volunteering

  • Lecture series

  • Excursions

  • Field research

  • Workshops

  • Capstone projects

  • Language partnerships, etc.


Clc themes

CLC Themes

Ireland

Scotland

Artistic Scotland

Nature and Invention

Active Scotland

Creating Scotland

Community Engagement

  • Irish Identity

  • Irish Campus Life

  • Irish Roots

  • Language Acquisition

  • Community Service


Safety and personal care

Safety and Personal Care

  • Staff devoted to safety

  • & security

    • Arlene Snyder, Health & Safety Officer

    • Overseas Staff available 24hours

    • US-based Staff emergency contacts available 24 hours

  • Insurance Coverage

    • HTH

      • Well Prepared Website

        • Learn about Hospitals and Doctors Abroad

        • Research Prescriptions abroad

      • Set up your Personal Self Care plan

    • Parent Page


Rhinesmith s ten stages of adjustment another way of looking at culture shock

Rhinesmith's Ten Stages of Adjustment Another Way of Looking at Culture Shock

  • Culture shock and its effects can occur in a number of stages. However, culture shock is not an exact step-by-step process; every student doesn't experience culture shock the same way or at the same time. The following 10 steps of cultural adjustment show how culture shock can be like a roller coaster ride of emotions:

  • initial anxiety

  • initial elation

  • initial culture shock

  • superficial adjustment

  • depression-frustration

  • acceptance of host culture

  • return anxiety

  • return elation

  • re-entry shock

  • reintegration

  • Riding the roller coaster of culture shock, a student actually follows a natural pattern of hitting peaks and valleys. The high points of excitement and interest are succeeded by lower points of depression, disorientation, or frustration. Each student will experience these ups and downs in different degrees of intensity and for different lengths of time. The process is necessary in order to make the transition from one culture to another; it helps a student or traveler to balance out and adjust.

  • Source: Returning Home, Canadian Bureau for International Education, 1984, p. 7.


Ready to go

The Iceberg Concept of Culture


Ready to go

All the apprehension leading up to studying abroad is definitely worth it, you will have an unforgettable journey that will follow you through life.

Try to relax and take it all in.

Arcadia student in Tanzania


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