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Arcadia University Reviews
Summer in Stirling
Submitted by Sara MacConnell - University of Puget Sound | April 26, 2018
I went on this program in the Summer of 2017, and I can't recommend it enough. The on-site staff are very friendly, and very willing to help you with any problems you have. The classes aren't super difficult, but they do require you to put the effort in. The professors are all very knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. I took Scottish Wars of Independence and Marketing/Branding in Scotland, and had great experiences in both. Most students only have class 2-3 days a week, which leaves a lot of time to travel in your spare time. The program organizes 3 day trips to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrews, and you'll also have 2 class field trips. There is also an optional trip to the Isle of Skye that I highly recommend. You'll have to step a bit outside of your comfort zone if you want to engage with the locals, but you'll have plenty of opportunities to do so.
Program: University of Stirling Summer
Submitted by K123 - Arcadia - University College Dublin | February 28, 2017
Don't go through Arcadia if you are traveling here the expense is enormous and there is almost no pay off at all! I am paying almost $10,000 more than some who directly enrolled in University College Dublin "UCD". (UCD is great btw)
The only benefits of Arcadia are:
1. They give UCD your application. You can easily do this on your own.
2. They sign you up for housing. Again, you can do this online on your own! You will save so much money and have the option to live in the city or wherever you want.
3. They organize trips for you in Ireland. But these trips are on weekends when you're traveling to other countries and oh yeah you have to pay an additional cost for these. Also UCD organizes very similar and total free trips as well.
Arcadia is a scam. They have made promises to check over our classes before registration ended, process payments from UCD, and track our travel plans for safety reasons. They have failed to fulfill these promises. What am I paying for? No idea.
Program: University College Dublin
Best way to study abroad as a freshmen
Submitted by livelovelondon - Arcadia University | February 23, 2017
Arcadia is one of the few universities with a first year study abroad program. You are guided through the process step by step (they even book your flight for you!) and the fee is only around $600, which includes your flight, airport pickup, etc. Housing is excellent, always in travel zones 1 or 2, I lived in Notting Hill which is one of the nicest neighborhoods in London, and only a few minutes walk from Kensington Gardens. The professors at the Arcadia Centre are amazing and focused on getting you out into the city. Amazing amazing amazing time.
Program: Arcadia in London
Arcadia University responded to this review April 07, 2017 at 9:42 AM
We are thrilled you had an amazing time!
The greatest experience in my time as an undergrad
Submitted by Meredith Falzone - Rochester Institute of Technology | April 25, 2016
Studying abroad was one of the greatest experiences in not only my time as an undergraduate student but also in my life. Arcadia made this opportunity more feasible as the process of applying, preparing and participating was organized and well designed. Advisers were always willing to assist me at every step of the way. I could not have chosen a better program!
Program: Arcadia in London
Anxious Student Finds Home Away From Home
Submitted by Jackie O'Leary - Temple University | February 03, 2016
Before studying abroad in London, I was beyond anxious and scared. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and living away from everything and everyone I knew and loved for 5 months seemed impossible. A year later, I still think about my life in London daily, and I have not one regret about studying abroad. The Arcadia program made me feel comfortable almost immediately after stepping off the plane in Heathrow. The first few days, when I was so overwhelmed, Arcadia had activities and information sessions planned, so that I could feel some normalcy and become comfortable in my new home. My best friends from studying abroad came from the Arcadia program because we started out together and were very like-minded...we all wanted an adventure! Throughout the semester, Arcadia had planned trips that made it easy to explore some places, such as Stonehenge, that would have been difficult to do on my own. The staff and directors in London were always very friendly and helpful, and I could tell they wanted to make sure every student had the best experience possible. I highly recommend the Arcadia program at Queen Mary. As a student, you get the security of an American program, but the experience of living and taking classes like a British student at a real college campus in East London. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything, and I'm thankful that I chose this program, because it made my experience abroad the best it could be.
Program: Queen Mary University of London