IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to arrival times, airport details and other requirements.

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 2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 23, 2019
Arrive in Cape Town January 24
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 24-26
University Orientation January 29-February 1
Semester One Start February 11
Semester One Break April 13-22
Semester End June 9
Semester Two Start July 15
Semester Two Break August 24-September 1
Semester Two End November 8
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 9

Fall 2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 3, 2019
Arrive in Cape Town July 4
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 4-6
University Orientation July 9-12
Semester Start July 15
Semester Break August 24-September 1
Semester End November 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 16

Academic Year 2019-2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 3, 2019
Arrive in Cape Town July 4
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 4-6
University Orientation July 9-12
Semester Start July 15
Semester Break August 24-September 1
Semester One End November 15
Semester Two Start February 10, 2020
Semester Two Break April 4-13
Semester Two End June 5
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 6

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 29, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town January 30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 30- February 1
University Orientation February 4-7
Semester Start February 10
Semester Break March 21-29
Semester End June 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 10

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 29, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town January 30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 30- February 1
University Orientation February 4-7
Semester One Start February 10
Semester One Break March 21-29
Semester One End June 9
Semester Two Start July 13
Semester Two Break August 22-30
Semester Two End November 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 11

Fall 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 1, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town July 2
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 2-4
University Orientation July 7-12
Semester Start July 13
Semester Break August 22-30
Semester End November 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 11

Academic Year 2020-2021

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.

Spring 2021

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.