History and Legacy in International Education

Arcadia University (previously Beaver College) has been a pioneer in international education since first sending students overseas to tour war-torn Europe in 1948, one of only three such U.S. institutions to do so.  Since that time, Arcadia University has remained a committed and leading voice in ensuring that international education is central in institutional purpose. Learn more about the mission and history of The College.


Arcadia University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Global Studies, as one of the academic units of the institution, recently sponsored the accrediting team to visit and review our London Center, and have adapted the Middle States accreditation standards into our internal program review process, ATLAS.

Scholarship – Presentations and Publications

The faculty and staff of The College of Global Studies are active scholars presenting and publishing within the field of international education, and within other academic disciplines as well. A selection of the scholarly and professional activity includes:

  • Dr. Jessie Guinn, Using Goal-Based Education Abroad to Address Workforce Expectations for STEM Graduates.  University of Minnesota Career Integration Conference. July 2014.
  • Dr. Peter Leuner, Dr. Jaume Gelabert and Dr. Hamish Thompson.  Secession & Study Abroad: does it matter? Catalan & Scottish Nationalism in Center Programming.  Second Annual FORUM International Conference. November 2014.
  • Dr. Eric Meadows.  The Shifting Relevance of Australia in U.S. Study Abroad. Fourth Annual Colloquium. May 2014
  • David Rudd.  Developing an In-House Instrument to Assess Learning Outcomes. NAFSA National Conference. May 2014.
  • David Rudd.  Study Abroad Assessment. AACRAO Annual Meeting. March 2014.

Memberships and Affiliations

The College of Global Studies holds memberships or is affiliated with many professional and scholarly organizations, including: