Instrumental in opening and broadening of Study Abroad into Semester timeframes.
Fulbright Fellowship to teach English Literature in Thessaloniki, Greece. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Larsen was appointed Executive Director of the U.S. Educational Foundation in Greece (the Fulbright Program) and served in the Athens office from 1976–1980.
Joined Institute of International Education in New York
Joined Arcadia University as Director of its Center for Education Abroad
Founding member of the Forum on Education Abroad
Recipient of the SECUSSA Education Abroad Leadership Award. Award now made at the NAFSA annual conference.
Became a Member of NAFSA Board of Directors, where he chaired the Development Committee, and remained until 2007.
Recipient of the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award from the Forum on Education Abroad
Creation of David C, Larsen Endowed Scholarship for International Education established by Arcadia University upon Dr. Larsen’s retirement.
Recipient of Charles Klasek Award from the Association of International Administrators
Recipient of W. LaMarr Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Council for International Education