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 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

 

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 2016-2017

Depart from U.S. July 6, 2016*
Arrive in Cape Town July 7
Arcadia Orientation July 7-9
University Orientation July 18
Semester One Start July 25
Semester One Break August 27-September 4
Semester One End November 26
Semester Two Start February 27, 2017
Semester Two Break April 14-23
Semester Two End July 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. July 20

 

Spring 2017

Depart from U.S. February 18, 2017*
Arrive in Cape Town February 19
Arcadia Orientation February 19-21
University Orientation February 22
Semester Start February 27
Arcadia South African Programming Event March 2-5
Semester Break April 14-23
Semester End July 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. July 20

 

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2017

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

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.)

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

 

Academic Year 2017-2018

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.)

Depart from U.S. TBA*
Arrive in Cape Town TBA
Arcadia Orientation TBA
University Orientation TBA
Semester One Start August 7, 2017
Semester One Break September 30-October 8
Semester One End December 13
Semester Two Start TBA
Semester Two End TBA
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. TBA

 

Spring 2018

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.

* Please read the Travel Information for South Africa.