International Educator - November/December 2016 - 13

The College of Global Studies has also
embraced this commitment in its work with
students from other institutions.
At Arcadia, we encourage our community to aspire to what I like to call "The Life of
the Mind." Faculty present world issues in the
classroom challenging our students to think
globally, even if they haven't studied abroad.
It is in our university DNA here to be mindful of the world and our external environs.
IE: Arcadia's 2013-2018 strategic plan

includes five parts, one of which is
"committing to institutional diversity
and global engagement." How will you
reach some of the objectives, which
include establishing new programs
with global education partners and
recruiting an increasingly diverse
student population?
DeVILLE CHRISTENSEN: International
diversity and global engagement are two
aspects of the same endeavor. We aspire to
have a student body that better reflects the
diversity of the USA as well as the world. A
wider representation of races, ethnicities, and
cultures expresses our institutional identity
and enriches our campus life and our society.
These strategic objectives impact the entire
institution and affect how we approach enrollment policies, affordability, retention,
and student support. These are not separate
priorities but part of an integrated strategy.

ARCADIA UNIVERSITY

Nicolette DeVille Christensen

affect students today? Do incoming
students expect that study abroad will
be part of their education at Arcadia?
DeVILLE CHRISTENSEN: Imagine a group
of women studying abroad, bicycling across
war-ravaged Europe following WWII, with a
journalism professor discussing and writing
about such topics as destruction, reconstruction, immigration, displaced peoples and
migration. Remarkable, isn't it?
That's how our study abroad program
started, and this legacy is central to students'
interest in studying at Arcadia. Arcadia has
sought over the last twenty years to increase

the level of inclusion in and focus our engagement to include more students in study
abroad. An excellent example is our groundbreaking Preview program, begun in 1994,
which offers short-term study in a myriad of
locations to any first-year student through a
high level of subsidy and endeavors as well to
include participation across our community
of the faculty and staff. It is also framed by
a two-credit course designed to engender
intentional reflection on these encounters,
and to build strong cohort relationships that
foster peer-to-peer learning and opportunities for personal growth.

IE: You started at Arcadia as vice
president for the Center for Education
Abroad, which is now The College of
Global Studies. What are some of the
innovations you pursued there?
DeVILLE CHRISTENSEN: The most important change was the transition from
a Center to a College. This affirmed that
education abroad was equal to all the other
academic units and that these activities and
learning goals were not incidental to the university's mission. They were subject to the
same evaluations and obligations imposed
on any other academic unit. I believe that
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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
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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 - 25
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 - 41
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - 47
International Educator - November/December 2016 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - 53
International Educator - November/December 2016 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Focus
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