Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institution’s academic calendar and the Arcadia University mandatory orientation dates. Accepted students can book their travel according to the dates listed below. Students will be notified on the rare occasion of a change to the program calendar.

Fall 2016

Depart from U.S. July 6, 2016*
Arrive in Cape Town July 7
Arcadia Orientation July 7-9
University Orientation July 10
Semester Start July 18
Semester Break August 27-September 4
Semester End November 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 20

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Depart from U.S. July 8, 2015*
Arrive in Cape Town July 9
Arcadia Orientation July 9-11
University Orientation July 12
Semester One Start July 20
Semester One Break August 30-September 5
Semester One End November 14
Semester Two Start February 15, 2016
Semester Two End June 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 11

 

Spring 2016

Depart from U.S. January 26, 2016*
Arrive in Cape Town January 27
Arcadia Orientation January 27-30
University Orientation January 31
Semester Start February 15
Semester End June 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 11

 

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2016

Depart from U.S. January 26, 2016*
Arrive in Cape Town January 27
Arcadia Orientation January 27-30
University Orientation January 31
Semester One Start February 15
Semester One End June 10
Semester Two Start July 18
Semester Two End TBA
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. TBA

* Please read the Travel Information for South Africa.