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 18
Semester Start July 25
Semester Break August 27-September 4
Semester End November 26
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 27

Academic Year 2015-2016

Depart from U.S. July 5, 2015*
Arrive in Cape Town July 6
Arcadia Orientation July 6-7
University Orientation July 8
Semester One Start July 13
Semester One Break August 31-September 5
Semester One End November 14
Semester Two Start February 15, 2016
Semester Two End June 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. July 1

Spring 2016

Depart from U.S. January 26, 2016*
Arrive in Cape Town January 27
Arcadia Orientation January 27-30
University Orientation February 10
Semester Start February 15
Semester End June 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. July 1

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 February 10
Semester One Start February 15
Semester One End June 30
Semester Two Start July 25
Semester Two End November 27
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 28

* Please read the Travel Information for South Africa.