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. February 18, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town February 19
Arcadia Orientation February 19-21
University Orientation February 22
Semester One Start February 27
Arcadia South African Programming Event March 2-5
Semester One Break April 14-23
Semester One End July 19
Semester Two Start August 7
Semester Two Break September 30-October 8
Semester Two End December 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 14

 

Fall 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 29, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town July 30
Arcadia Orientation July 30-August 1
University Orientation August 2
Semester Start August 7
Semester Break September 30-October 8
Semester End December 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 14

 

Academic Year 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 29, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town July 30
Arcadia Orientation July 30-August 1
University Orientation August 2
Semester One Start August 7
Semester One Break September 30-October 8
Semester One End December 13
Semester Two Start February 5
Semester Two End June 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 29

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 27, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 28
Arcadia Orientation January 28-29
University Orientation January 30-February 2
Semester Start February 5
Semester Break March 12-April 2
Semester End June 28
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 29

 

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 27, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 28
Arcadia Orientation January 28-29
University Orientation January 30-February 2
Semester One Start February 5
Semester One Break March 12-April 2
Semester One End June 28
Semester Two Start July 23
Semester Two Break September 7-17
Semester Two End December 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 14

 

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 7-17
Semester End December 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 14

 

Academic Year 2018-19

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.