Local staff help you make the most of your experience

The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at University of Cape Town, in the Ivan Tom’s Building which we share with UCT’s International Office (IAPO). The building sits between the upper campus and the Medical School campus of UCT offering convenient support to students.

Our Resident Director for South Africa, Dr. Alan Jansen, leads our center and directs all of our programs in South Africa. He is a native and resident of Cape Town, with a fascinating background and great love of his country and of teaching – you’ll enjoy his stories both inside the classroom and out.

Marsha Lipari, our Office and Housing Administrator, works alongside Alan to ensure our students throughout South Africa have all the support they need – from health, safety and security issues to academic guidance and advice on how to explore and enjoy local cultures.

  • On-site facilities – The Center offers convenient facilities such as wifi, printing, fax and easy access to other amenities on campus.
  • A caring staff – Whether you are near to Cape Town or further afield - our staff are key resources at your disposal to help you settle in and make the most of your experience. This includes helping you communicate with your home institution on academic, administrative or practical matters.
  • Excursions – Our staff organize fascinating excursions and interactions with local communities to help you really get to grips with the cultures and traditions of this amazing land.
  • In the loop – You can contact our staff 24/7 and keep up-to-date with what’s going on through the center on our blog and social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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