Working in the heart of the community

Why not study in South Africa, among its people, its cultures and its society from a unique perspective? This innovative program brings you into the heart of the community in Cape Town, to learn both academically and through experience.

As with all Arcadia programs, this one intentionally creates avenues of learning for those looking for an authentic, enriching and fruitful study program in a fascinating corner of the world. You’ll also enjoy the full support of the Arcadia Cape Town Center and its staff, to ensure you make the most of this friendly, inspiring and enriching experience.

  • Arcadia’s partnership with the local Cornerstone Institute opens up a wealth of local community engagement opportunities as well as academic courses in Community Development and Sociology, Psychology, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Media Studies.

  • Students have the ability to enroll in a service-learning course at Cornerstone, which includes significant fieldwork outside of the classroom, focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all.

  • All students will take part in Arcadia‚Äôs Core Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture. This lively course provides context on this fascinating country and gives students a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africa.
  • Learn more about the Arcadia Cape Town Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2019 1/18/2019 6/1/2019 15-18 $12,750 10/15/2018 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2019 1/18/2019 11/2/2019 TBA TBA 10/15/2018  
Academic Year 2019 TBA TBA 30-36 $22,600 4/1/2019 More Info
Fall 2019 6/20/2019 11/2/2019 15-18 $12,880 4/1/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA 10/15/2019  
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA 10/15/2019  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details


South Africa

Language of Instruction



Cape Town

Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in South Africa are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

Health & Safety