Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Arcadia University.
Rebecca Bartuska, a guidance counselor at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence Township, was one of 12 high school educators selected for Arcadia University’s China Preview for High School Educators.
Bartuska and the group will depart for China in the summer of 2013 and will be accompanied by staff from Arcadia University.
This is the 14th year that Arcadia has conducted the Educators’ Preview. Eight of the chosen educators were selected for the experience on Nov. 30, 2012 when their names were drawn from more than 110 attendees at Arcadia’s annual Counselor Workshop and Luncheon sponsored by the University’s Office of Enrollment Management.
Four of the high school educators were chosen as participants through the Pay it Forward – Get It Back Scholarship program for Arcadia students.
The four educators were chosen based on essays written by current undergraduate Arcadia students about a high school teacher or guidance counselor who dramatically impacted their lives. The students whose essays were selected also receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards future study abroad or domestic study away experiences through Arcadia University.
About Arcadia University:
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2012 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News& World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)