Established in 1829 as a high school for boys and obtaining university status by the 1880’s, University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest, and most prestigious, university.
With over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and international students from more than 80 countries (including 22 other countries in Africa), UCT hosts more study abroad students than any other university in South Africa, and is committed to a mission of diversity and transformation.
Its values encompass the promotion of equal opportunity for all as it strives to safeguard human rights, reflect the country’s demographics, redress past injustices, and meet the development needs of South Africa’s emerging democracy.
The campus itself is located on the side of Table Mountain, and boasts stunning vistas from every angle. The Arcadia program includes one Cornerstone Course with associated co-curricular excursions, South Africa: History, Politics, and Culture.
You’ll also enroll in up to three other courses from a comprehensive range of faculties and departments at UCT. Popular course choices are drawn from the departments of Political Science, Sociology, Music, and Language, to name but a few.
The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, where you can find support and resources to enhance your program experience. Socially, you can be a part of any of 100 clubs and societies through the University
Arcadia strives to provide a holistic and reflective experience for South African program students, both through the thoughtful co-curricular program component, and by encouraging you to add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.
Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.