Note for Cape Town Applicants Regarding Water Crisis:
University of Cape Town
This campus has a friendly, international feel with its diverse student body and abundance of clubs and societies. Take advantage of your time at such a truly comprehensive institution with outstanding faculty in every school within the university. Particular academic strengths include business, science, engineering, and commerce.
UCT is located on the side of Table Mountain, allowing them spectacular views of the city and harbor from every vantage point.
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. You then have a choice:
- 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.
- Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.
- Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take one course at UCT, one course at Cornerstone Institute and complete a semester-length field work course at Cornerstone which includes 120 hours of placement. This is an excellent choice for those who enjoy service-learning courses in the U.S. and who are looking for resume-ready fieldwork experience in Sociology/Community Development, Psychology, or Management/Entrepreneurship.
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
- Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
- Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
- Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
- Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 13 countries worldwide
- Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.
Cape Town is experiencing a serious drought which has required the city to implement restrictions on the amount of water allocated to each household. The city announced the restrictions will be changed to 50 litres (approximately 13 gallons) per person per day starting 2/1/2018. Arcadia’s staff in Cape Town has been working to ensure students will have access to sufficient water while on the program. At this time, the water crisis does not pose any significant risk to students’ health or wellness. Water tanks are being installed at Arcadia’s housing facility to manage efficient use of water supplies, and bottled water for drinking is readily available for purchase in Cape Town. Students will be required to play an active role by conserving water in various ways, as explained in this video
and on the Water Conservation Flyer
. Arcadia will continue to closely monitoring the situation and regularly assess and update plans when necessary to ensure students have access to sufficient water. Arcadia in Cape Town staff will discuss the water crisis at length during on-site orientation as well.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses
” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program on the Arcadia University - University of Cape Town website
. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
*Universities in the Southern Hemisphere have different academic schedules with the first semester usually beginning in February and the second semester beginning in July. Please view this information on this institution's website. Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the University of Cape Town will transfer as follows:
|Credit at the University of Cape Town
||Credit at Chapman University
|Credit at Arcadia in Cape Town
||Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
|Grade from Arcadia at University of Cape Town
||Grade at Chapman University
Grades will transfer according to the US scale.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.