Arcadia University, in partnership with Earlham College, allows you to step out of your comfort zone and experience South African culture. One of the most distinguishing aspects of life in South Africa is its breathtaking amount of diversity, both in terms of its culture and in terms of its physical environment. Few other countries can claim to be the natural habitat of such a wide range of animals, from hippos to dolphins and from zebras to penguins.

When you’re there, you can explore many different dramatic landscapes, from the Kalahari Desert to Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah, to the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point’s enchanting beaches.


  • Receive an Arcadia University transcript, with credit earned on the Arcadia program counting towards your undergraduate degree at Earlham College.
  • Personal attention and advising offer complete student support in both the U.S. and Cape Town.
  • Intimate class size fosters discussion-based learning.
  • Embedded academic course excursions.
  • Live in accommodation provided by Arcadia University in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Cape Town, such as Mowbray, Rondebosch, and Observatory.

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