International Educator - November/December 2016 - 12

voices
BY KEN BUDD

Leading Study Abroad
An interview with Arcadia University President
Nicolette DeVille Christensen
was named president of Arcadia University, in Glenside,
Pennsylvania, in 2013. Last year marked the sixth consecutive year, and the seventh time in the
past eight years, that Arcadia had been ranked number one for student participation in study
abroad by the Open Doors report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, which is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the
U.S. Department of State. DeVille Christensen joined Arcadia in 2008, becoming vice president
and executive director of the Center for Education Abroad, and leading its transition to The
College of Global Studies. The College received the Nikolai N. Khaladjan International Award
for innovation and achievement in international education by the American Association of
University Administrators, and was recognized by the Pennsylvania Council for International
Education for championing global education within the state. She has served on task forces,
professional boards, and committees for organizations such as the Association of International
Education Administrators and the United Nations Task Force on Education.
Before coming to Arcadia, DeVille Christensen was executive director of global academic management at New York University. She also taught business management for 13 years at Guilford
College in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving as department chair and director of study abroad.
DeVille Christensen earned a doctoral degree in leadership and cultural foundations with a focus
on international business and ethics from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

NICOLETTE DeVILLE CHRISTENSEN

IE: Since you became president of Arcadia in 2013,

the university has enrolled its largest undergraduate
and graduate classes in its history. What are the
reasons for this growth?
DeVILLE CHRISTENSEN: We have created pathways
to our outstanding academic and international education
programs, through unique opportunities such as First
Year Programs Abroad, international experiences embedded in our curriculum, one-week learning opportunities
abroad in the first year known as Preview, and disciplinary
excellence in the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.
Arcadia's national reputation and distinctive graduate
programs in areas of high demand, such as Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, and Public
Health, generate strong enrollment at the graduate level.
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The diversity of offerings such as our MBA in the School
of Global Business, and programs in forensic science, international peace and conflict resolution, creative writing,
education, and many more, help us to appeal to a variety
of graduate students with different pedagogical needs.
And, of course, our range of international opportunities for focused disciplinary study in a global context
continues to attract students who recognize the importance of global experience to prepare them for lives of
meaningful and creative service and work.
IE: Arcadia University has a long history of education
abroad that began in 1948, and in 2009 it created
The College of Global Studies. How is study abroad
infused into the campus culture and how does it



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2016

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - From the Editor
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 6
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 8
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Voices
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 14
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Act Globally
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - View From Out Here
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