Arcadia: Cape Town - University of Cape Town
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add cours... read more
I gained so much knowledge about the city itself, the culture, the experiences, the ways of life that varies across the population in many ways. Because our program was so long (5 months instead of 3/3.5 like some) I felt like I was fully immersed and got to know everything about cape town (if thats even possible), which I think... Jane Scott - Denison University View Entire Review
Dear South Africa, You made me fall in love with you South Africa. I’m sorry it has to end it now, I promise I really didn’t want to. Just so you know it’s me not you. I know people say that a lot, but I am serious. It’s so serious that my passport had an expiration date for us. I knew, we knew, that this day was ... A student - Arcadia University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. Learned that I love traveling, and that there is so much more of the world to see. Gained more confidence and grew up a lot over the trip Erica C - Davidson College View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about the country and what is has to offer both international and local people. Isabelle M - Fordham University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. An amazing experience being there in the buildup to the world cup and into the beginning of the games. I had so much fun and saw a completely different part of the world. I wouldn't trade anything for it. Andrew W - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes - great experience, but I'm not indebted to the program for that. It only brought me here; I was for the most part responsible for finding the types of experiences I wanted, as they differed significantly from the party-and-drink program culture (more due to the students than anything else). I'm sure many other students from... Erica L - Rice University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about another culture and met amazing people who will always have an impact on me. It was 100% worthwhile and I am so lucky to have been given this opportunity. I will be talking about this experience for the rest of my life. Siena - Chapman University View Entire Review
I learned that there is much more to a person than religion or politics. I gained a cultural experience that I wouldn't have been able to receive anywhere else. Erin H - Arcadia University View Entire Review
My 5 months abroad were the most worthwhile experience of my life so far. I was able to learn about other cultures around the world as well and gain new perspectives and view points for my own life. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
Gave me a broader cultural perspective. Raised questions about how people from diverse cultural backgrounds can get along. Forced me to act outside of my comfort zone on a regular basis. Definitely worth it - one of the coolest things I have ever done. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
The experience was extremely worthwhile. I didn't feel like it was very academic, so it didn't change my academic interests, but I wasn't looking for that. It defintely made me more aware of what it is like to live in a developing country. Rosemary H - Rice University View Entire Review
If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students.
Take all your courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- African Studies
- International Relations
- Legal Studies
- Business Administration and Management
- Political Science and Government
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- English Language and Literature
- Environmental Science
- European Studies
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Foods and Nutrition
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.