About International Student and Scholar Services
The Division of Civic & Global Engagement is responsible for providing services to all international students and scholars with non-immigrant status (F-1/J-1 visa holders). We are committed to making international students and scholars feel at home while they pursue their academic and professional goals at Arcadia. Our team supports international students and scholars throughout the year with pre-arrival, orientation, liaising across the university, as well as year-round programs and activities.
International Peer Associates League members (I-PALs) are trained students who help incoming international students adjust to college life at Arcadia. I-PALs also help Civic and Global Engagement provide support services—such as orientation, peer mentorship, and social and cultural programming—throughout the year.
English Language Support
English Language Support Services are available by appointment. Instructors and advisers are encouraged to refer students for whom English fluency is an obstacle to clear written or oral communication. Faculty workshops and consultations are also available.
The Writing Center provides help from ESL Specialists: graduate student peer consultants who have received instruction in working with non-native speakers.
International students may obtain a work authorization for on-campus employment or off-campus internships and jobs that are related to their major. Contact us for information about your work options.