Preview for First-Year and 转学

自1994年成立以来, Arcadia's unique Preview program has encouraged nearly 8,000 students to challenge ideas and boundaries, 追求新的利益, and explore study abroad options in cultural hubs around the world.

Classes meet weekly on campus during the spring semester for our two-credit Preview courses, which culminate in week-long field studies abroad. This year, students explored 12 locations around the world.


全职, matriculated first-year and transfer students—in good academic and disciplinary standing—can participate in Preview the spring after they enroll. Learn more about registration, costs, course approval, and more.




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"Our conversation over barbecued pork and chicken feet on a skewer made me realize that though our governments are vastly different, we as people have much in common and a lot we could learn from each other."


"If “future me” came to visit myself senior year of high school and told me that I would transfer colleges and take a trip to Vietnam, I would have thought it was some kind of joke. 但事实就是这样."


"I chose this course for a reason: I knew that it was a history and culture that I was blind to, and I wanted to understand more about pressing issues elsewhere in the world."

Preview Broadens My Perspective of the World


Preview classes begin in the Spring term, and field study travel is planned for March 2022. Any questions regarding Preview can be directed to 全球合作.


全职, matriculated first-year students and full-time transfer students who enter the University in spring, summer or fall participate in Preview during the following spring semester.  You must maintain good academic and disciplinary standing prior to departure.


If eligible, you will be notified by email in early fall about online registration.  You will need to indicate your top three preferences. You will be asked to write a brief personal statement which explains your interest in a particular course and your statements will be reviewed and considered as part of your placement.  You will receive specific details about deadlines and payment by email.


Students completing Preview courses will earn two credits. 个别教员主导课程. Preview is open to first-year and transfer students in all majors.

How much does Preview cost and what does it cover?

预习课程的费用为795美元. The fee covers air and ground transportation, programmed events, accommodations, and some meals. 

You are responsible for passport/visa fees, meals, and incidental expenses including 护照(和签证)的费用, 在适用情况下), 午餐, 晚餐, 纪念品, 和个人活动. 成本 will vary among sites, but $50 per day is a modest budget. Past students report spending $250 to $500, depending on their habits and preferences.