Tim Tams and tea were the order of the day this week when Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III visited Melbourne Study Center in Australia.
President Oxholm was accompanied by Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen, Vice President of Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, who introduced him to staff, students and partners present for the occasion.
The visit gave President Oxholm the opportunity to review the newly renovated facilities available to students studying abroad with Arcadia in Australia.
“It is truly inspiring and exciting to see first-hand the attention that goes into the care of our students abroad and to meet the wonderful people on the ground that make these experiences so rewarding. The opportunities here are amazing and this Center is an impressive resource for Arcadia and our students,” commented President Oxholm.
The newly opened center is in the heart of the very popular neighborhood of St. Kilda, famous for its theaters, festivals and beaches. St. Kilda is a desirable area for students, young professionals, artist and tourists due to its high density of cultural amenities, great restaurants, cafes, shopping and galleries. Melbourne itself was ranked the World’s Most Livable City by The Economist in 2012 and offers a versatile location to students seeking easy access to city and rural life in Australia.
This visit forms part of a tour of Australia and New Zealand by the President and Dr. Christensen, which includes visits with academic partners and Arcadia staff in Otago, Christchurch, Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington.
Jane Gunn-Lewis, Resident Director of New Zealand and Southeast Asia programs will accompany the party throughout New Zealand, while Carmelle LeVin, Resident Director for Australia Operations, The College of Global Studies, supports the Australian leg of the tour.