Lorna Stern, Advisor to the President at Arcadia University was quoted recently in an article for Condé Nast Traveler exploring the impact of COVID-19 on international education: The Pandemic Is Shifting How Students Study Abroad
The article addresses a number of areas impacted by the pandemic including the role online learning has taken in international education.
Pennsylvania’s Arcadia University also pivoted online, launching virtual internships and a Virtual Europe summer program, taught by faculty in Ireland, the U.K., Spain, Greece, and Italy. “There is a difference between eating a paella in Barcelona and doing it online, cooking in your kitchen while somebody overseas cooks in theirs,” says Lorna Stern, vice president of Arcadia University and executive director of its College of Global Studies, which operates the Arcadia Abroad program. “But it’s interesting how much can be done with creativity and flexibility.”