Please note: Certificate program fees differ based on academic and program requirements. Please contact your Program Manager regarding certificate program fees.

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University's Mediterranean Studies Program is designed for students who wish to focus their studies on Mediterranean Studies by participating in two Arcadia programs in that region (we encourage two different programs in different countries) for either two semesters or semester and summer programs.

It is the first undergraduate academic certificate program of its kind at Arcadia University, and it offers an innovative way to learn about this very important region of the world.

The Mediterranean Studies Program not only draws upon the extensive resources of The College of Global Studies, but is also based on and closely tied to the mission of both The College of Global Studies and Arcadia University.


Students in the Mediterranean Studies Program will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning experiences from courses to research, co- and extra-curricular activities. The program is interdisciplinary and global, centered on studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Students also have the option of concentrating in specific areas ranging from classical studies to environmental studies.

Students are encouraged to participate in at least two of the following Arcadia centers, in two semester programs or a semester and summer program, to complete the Mediterranean studies program:


Arcadia in Greece


Arcadia in Rome

The Umbra Institute, Perugia


Arcadia in Barcelona

Arcadia in Granada


Kadir Has University


Any student who qualifies to study on a program through The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is eligible to apply for the certificate program in Mediterranean Studies. Application for the certificate is to be made to The College of Global Studies.

Students will earn an Arcadia University Certificate in Mediterranean Studies by completing:

  • Study in the Arcadia centers in Greece, Italy, and Spain (preferably in two different centers), either two semesters or a semester and summer program.
  • Course work of at least 20 semester hours of credit in Interdisciplinary Mediterranean Studies in humanities, social sciences and sciences, maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher in all courses and academic experiences.
  • A capstone research project (a 5-6,000 word paper or presentation of equivalent work) on Mediterranean Studies, for 4 semester hours of credit. The research project is supervised by a faculty member from the semester program and from the summer program, and by a faculty member from Arcadia University.
  • Credit must be earned on an Arcadia study abroad program.

Your Program

In consultation with the Arcadia Center’s Program Manager and Academic Dean, the students will begin to design their academic program during the application process for study abroad on The College of Global Studies programs, and complete the process in-country with an academic advisor from each of the two institutions where they will be studying.

All coursework must be taken in the programs of The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. Credit from the program may be applied independently to the student’s home institution according to the policy and procedures of that institution.


Arcadia University, through The College of Global Studies, monitors and determines that the certificate is complete, and it keeps record of certificates earned and issued. The process will be similar to the issuing of official Arcadia University transcripts for study on The College of Global Studies programs. All students, upon completion of their studies, will receive an official Arcadia University transcript.