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 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 2, 2017
Arrive in Cape Town August 3
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 3-5
University Orientation August 6-12
Semester One Start August 14
Semester One Break September 23-October 1
Semester One End November 30
Semester Two Start February 19, 2018
Semester Two Break March 30-April 18
Semester Two End June 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 16

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 30, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 31
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 31-February 3
University Orientation February 5-9
Semester Start February 19, 2018
Semester Break March 30-April 8
Semester End June 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 16

 

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 30, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town January 31
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 31-February 3
University Orientation February 5-9
Semester One Start February 19
Semester One Break March 30-April 18
Semester One End June 15
Semester Two Start July 23
Semester Two Break September 8-16
Semester Two End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Fall 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 11, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town July 12
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 12-14
University Orientation July 16
Semester Start July 23, 2018
Semester Break September 8-16
Semester End November 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 1

 

Academic Year 2018-2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. July 11, 2018
Arrive in Cape Town July 12
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 12-14
University Orientation July 16
Semester Start July 23, 2018
Semester Break September 8-16
Semester One End November 30
Semester Two Start February 11, 2019
Semester Two Break April 13-22
Semester Two End June 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 10

 

Spring 2019

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. TBD
Arrive in Cape Town TBD
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
University Orientation TBD
Semester Start February 11, 2019
Semester Break April 13-22
Semester End June 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 10