Arcadia Abroad remains committed to our mission of providing impactful global experiences to our students in a safe and responsible manner. It is one of our core values that is even more critical today as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
To achieve our mission, we must work to identify new opportunities for students, remain nimble in our approach and make complicated, and often difficult decisions.
Our Leadership and Crisis Management Teams remain engaged in an ongoing extensive review of conditions in all of the locations in which we operate as they relate to the pandemic and our ability to support students towards a safe and successful term abroad. This ongoing review may result in additional changes to our portfolio as we aim to provide every possible opportunity for students to study abroad.
As additional changes are made, we will list the updates here and our staff will reach out to current applicants directly impacted to discuss their options, including selecting an alternative program from a curated list of offerings based on the student’s academic needs, personal interests, and home university approval.
We have made the decision to suspend Arcadia in Barcelona, Arcadia in Rome, and Arcadia in Greece for the Spring. We plan continue to operate our other programs in Spain and Italy.
We look forward to welcoming students back to these programs in future terms.
We have also updated our refund and withdrawal policies for the Spring and Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2021 to help students and their families in academic and financial planning.
As the pandemic has limited the opportunities for students to travel abroad, we’ve expanded our portfolio with Arcadia Abroad Online. Arcadia Abroad Online offers the flexibility of online learning while emphasizing the importance of meaningful engagement with the local cultural and learning contexts of your courses. Through Arcadia Abroad Online, we invite students to build their own experience from across our worldwide curriculum based on their individual goals.
Please reach out to your Institutional Relations representative with any questions or for more information.
Our Health and Safety team in the U.S., along with our resident directors and on-site staff, are closely monitoring the conditions in each of our host countries as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Arcadia will only move forward with on-site programs when it is reasonable to do so and with consideration of how conditions may change during the term. Our considerations include:
Our ability to promote student well-being relies as much on your actions as it does on our preparedness. Your ability and willingness to be flexible and act as a responsible, socially-conscious global citizen is required for a successful experience more than ever.
When participating in a program on-site, you will be expected to:
Our program managers and Health and Safety Team are available to provide additional support if you or members of your family have questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your concerns.