The Arcadia Promise — a Distinctively Global, Integrative, Personal Learning Experience

The College of Global Studies is one of three Colleges and three Schools which constitute Arcadia University. It remains the first College of its kind to become a full-fledged member of the academy with all the attendant rights and responsibilities thereof.

As Arcadia University continues to carry out its mission to prepare students for life in a rapidly changing global society, The College of Global Studies envisions a world of learners who are enriched through the experience of an education that is international in its scope and context. As we advance the mission of the University, we strive to enable students to engage, learn and to become thoughtful and informed leaders in a complex, global society.

Mission of The College of Global Studies

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University prepares students for lives of informed contribution in a rapidly changing global society. Through strategic institutional partnerships and innovative academic, experiential, and co-curricular programming expressed in diverse and challenging global contexts, students learn to think critically, observe skillfully, reflect thoughtfully, and participate meaningfully.

Mission of Arcadia University

Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution.

Arcadia University Vision Statement

Building upon its legacy of distinction in global education, Arcadia University will be a vibrant and supportive community of diverse scholars and learners; renowned for its high-quality faculty, staff, and students; acclaimed for its student-centered focus; and valued for making a difference in the lives of its graduates.