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 30-February 1
Semester One Start February 4
Semester One Break March 21-31
Semester End June 13
Semester Two Start July 22
Semester Two Break September 7-15
Semester Two End November 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 30

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 17-18
Semester Start July 22
Semester Break September 7-15
Semester End November 27
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 28

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 17-18
Semester Start July 22
Semester Break September 7-15
Semester One End November 27
Semester Two Start February 3, 2020
Semester Two Break March 20-29
Semester Two End June 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 11

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 26, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town January 27 
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 27-February 1
University Orientation January 29-31
Semester Start February 3
Semester Break March 20-29
Semester End June 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 11

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 26, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town January 27 
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 27-February 1
University Orientation January 29-31
Semester One Start February 3
Semester One Break March 20-29
Semester One End June 10
Semester Two Start July 20
Semester Two Break September 19-27
Semester Two End November 25
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 26

Fall 2020

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.