As you board your plane in the U.S., leaving behind the comforts of home, family and friends for your new adventure in Great Britain, be confident that we’ve got you covered pre-departure through to arrival and beyond.

This way for Arcadia students!

You’ll easily spot the friendly Arcadia staff in Arcadia t-shirts waiting for you in the airport arrivals hall. Transport will be waiting to take you central London for an orientation program usually lasting three – four days.

  • This well-structured, comprehensive orientation delivered by our staff, covers all essential information you’ll need to find your feet in Britain.
  • Sessions include: health & safety issues, local transport information, academic adjustment, budgeting, survival training, suggestions for meeting new friends, and an introduction to popular culture such as One Direction and Harry Potter (and less popular culture such as The Bloomsbury Set).
  • Social and cultural events can include a guided theatre / museum visit, excursion to Kensington Palace, riverboat tours and a pub quiz evening reception.
  • Orientation is evaluated by students and every semester we review content and delivery with student input in mind.

I loved the orientation staff. They were genuinely helpful, enthusiastic, and approachable, which helped make the transition from the U.S. to the U.K. much easier.” ”

Arcadia University Student