Dr. David Larsen – A Lifetime in Support of Education Abroad


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

  • Served as a member of the International Education Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Instrumental in the establishment of the NAFSA Inter-Associational Task Force on Health and Safety
  • Proud member of the Society of the Sons of St. George in Philadelphia
  • Strong, active supporter of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and The Pennsylvania Council on International Education (PaCIE)