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I just want a coffee! This world of Italian-inspired espresso coffee culture can baffle even the most brazen caffeine fiend… More

Catherine Volkov Coordinator, Student Liaison


Catherine Volkov


Coordinator, Student Liaison


Catherine holds a Masters of Mental Health and a BA (Indigenous Studies and Narrative Studies), as well as qualifications in Outdoor Recreation and Teaching and Assessment. She has worked in the field of Education since 2003, designing, coordinating and leading programs in Australia and internationally. She enjoys traveling, having spent extended periods living and working in Ireland, Spain, Israel, Germany and Thailand. Since joining the Arcadia team in July 2008, Catherine has worked closely with Queensland students, providing pastoral care and support as well as coordinating local activities and contributing to organizing and running the extensive excursion program. Catherine has a particular interest in encouraging students to explore extra-curricular learning while studying abroad, encouraging participation in activities such as community service and work as well as recreational pursuits such as sport and art. Catherine also coordinates the Australian orientations program for all students coming to Australia.


Catherine Volkov November 3, 2017

I just want a coffee! This world of Italian-inspired espresso coffee culture can baffle even the most brazen caffeine fiend. A Latte seems fairly self-explanatory, for its direct translation to ‘milk’. But what makes a Flat White flat? And how short… More

Learning to Surf

Catherine Volkov October 20, 2017

Surfboard at my hip, snug in my wetsuit,  I’m so cool, looking like a bonafide surfer as I stop to attach my leg rope to my ankle.  I enter the water, and immediately am whacked in the face by an oncoming wave.  My hair is everywhere, I snort out salty… More

Fall 2017 Events for Brisbane

Catherine Volkov June 6, 2017

Fall Events for Brisbane (uq, qut, griffith early semester students) We have some excellent co-curricular activities planned for the Spring semester! Take a look at what's on offer within your program. BRISBANE WELCOME MEAL LOCAL AUSTRALIA Enjoy… More

Excursion to North Stradbroke Island

Catherine Volkov May 20, 2015

The morning coffee is served beachside from a mobile van under a pandanus tree by a barista in bathers. We watch migrating whales and streamlined turtles from the rocky shore, and cavorting dolphins from our bobbing surfboards. An ebbing tide reveals… More