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Arcadia University College of Global Studies in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall-Affiliates,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Hollins applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 Eligible majors: All majors
Class eligibility: junior year, sophomore year Language of instruction: English
Language requirements: None
Language assessment required:
Other eligibility requirements: See brochure below for details. Academic Focus: Business, Economics, Physical sciences
Housing: Student apartments Other available features: Community Service Options, Guided Excursions
On-site orientation: Yes
Supplemental application required:
Short term waived?:
Program Description:


Arcadia University College of Global Studies in Cape Town, South Africa



Through an exchange with the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, Hollins students can study for one term at one of three universities in the Cape Town area. The programs in South Africa are hosted by the Universities of Cape Town, the Western Cape, and Stellenbosch. Each university has its own unique history and academic strengths. These programs are open to qualified students of any major.


Children in Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and has special strengths in business, economics, and the physical sciences, although courses in film and media studies, philosophy, music, and creative writing are also available.

The University of the Western Cape played a unique role in the struggle against apartheid and Archbishop Tutu is currently its chancellor. Academic strengths are liberal arts and humanities.

The program at the University of Stellenbosch focuses especially on the history, politics, languages, and culture of southern Africa and offers special courses for visiting international students in these areas. It also offers a unique certificate program in community engagement.

Students in all three programs participate in a required core course called "Contemporary Issues in South Africa," which examines the challenges facing South Africa and includes field research.

All courses are subject to the registrar's course approval process.


Other Program Features

  • Optional group flight with airport pick-up
  • Full-time on-site staff
  • On-site orientation program

Housing and Meals

Housing varies from university residential to student apartments. A meals allowance is provided by Hollins.

What is Covered by the Comprehensive Fee

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • Meal allowance
  • Some field trips
  • Comprehensive health insurance while abroad
  • Orientation on Hollins campus and at program site
  • Program handbook and other materials
  • International Student ID Card

What is NOT Covered by the Comprehensive Fee

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Books and other course-related expenses
  • Personal expenses, including independent travel

Affiliate Program Pre-Departure Guide


  • Sophomore or Junior status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • No major disciplinary infractions

Applicants are also evaluated on their academic and personal maturity, flexibility, and openness to new cultural experiences. Hollins recommends approved candidates to the program, which makes final admissions decisions.**

**Please note: In addition to the Hollins application, you must also apply directly to Arcadia for acceptance into this program.  



This program is currently not accepting applications.