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.

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. March 1, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town March 2
Arcadia Orientation March 2-5
University Orientation March 6-10
Semester One Start March 13
Semester One Break April 29-May 7
Semester One End July 14
Semester Two Start August 14
Semester Two Break September 23-30
Semester Two End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Fall 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 2, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town August 3
Arcadia Orientation August 3-5
University Orientation August 6-12
Semester Start August 14
Semester Break September 23-October 1
Semester End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Academic Year 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 2, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town August 3
Arcadia Orientation August 3-5
University Orientation August 6-12
Semester One Start August 14
Semester One Break September 23-October 1
Semester One End November 30
Semester Two Start February 19, 2018
Semester Two Break March 30-April 18
Semester Two End June 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 16

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 30, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 31
Arcadia Orientation January 31-February 3
University Orientation February 5-9
Semester Start February 19, 2018
Semester Break March 30-April 8
Semester End June 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 16

 

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 30, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 31
Arcadia Orientation January 31-February 3
University Orientation February 5-9
Semester One Start February 19
Semester One Break March 30-April 18
Semester One End June 15
Semester Two Start July 23
Semester Two Break September 8-16
Semester Two End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Fall 2018

Arcadia program dates will be finalized 6-8 months prior to the start of the semester. (Students should not book travel until calendars are finalized.)

Event Date
Depart from U.S. TBA
Arrive in Cape Town TBA
Arcadia Orientation TBA
University Orientation TBA
Semester Start July 23, 2018
Semester Break September 8-16
Semester End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Academic Year 2018-2019

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.