Your Ready to Go Guide

Whether you’re still deciding on courses or you’re packing your bags, you can always contact our staff to help you along. Yes there is paperwork, and yes there are decisions to make around course selection, housing preferences, dates, travel necessities, registration, budgeting and more. Our staff are happy to walk you through it all.

Once you apply to an Arcadia program, our program managers will be in regular contact with you about the status of your application. Throughout the process, they’ll be sending extensive information that will prepare you to go abroad, including information on culture, politics, history and the local higher education system. Please be sure to check your email regularly as many items will require response or action on your part.

Once you arrive in country, our staff will meet you and introduce you to your accommodation and your orientation program will begin to help you settle in academically, practically, culturally and socially.

First! Home school arrangements

  • Let your study abroad advisor know that you are taking part in an Arcadia University program.
  • Cancel any housing or meal contracts for the time you’ll be away and make arrangements to reactivate them when you return.
  • If registration for next year's courses on your home campus will take place while you are abroad, ensure that the appropriate arrangements are made with your registrar or study abroad advisor.
  • Some students enrolled on semester programs decide when they are overseas to stay for the full year. This is possible. While home college approval for continued study can be obtained while you are abroad, it will be much easier to make the necessary arrangements and receive preliminary approval before you leave the U.S.