This world renowned university, founded in 1413, is one of the top universities in the UK. It was named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2014 and is top-ranked in the Complete University Guide.
St Andrews is particularly well-known for its humanities curriculum, with the departments of art history, English literature and language, classics, religious studies, anthropology, politics and international studies, history and philosophy offering courses of note. In the sciences, St Andrews' strong offerings are enhanced by the largest operational optical telescope in the UK and offers among the top ranked departments of physics, mathematics and computer science. Additionally, courses in sustainable development and terrorism and political violence have garnered a substantial reputation for their excellence.
Located in a scenic coastal town which boasts two beautiful long beaches, St Andrews is a perfect location for students wanting to study abroad in an intimate environment.
There are over 150 clubs and societies to choose from; St Andrews is the birthplace of golf and home to the famous St Andrews Old Course.
Notable alumni include Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland; and, Benjamin Franklin received an Honorary Degree from St Andrews in 1759.
St Andrews boasts one of the lowest student-staff ratios in Scotland, ensuring you personal attention from staff and faculty.
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. You then have a choice:
Take three 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.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building.
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.
Auckland is an easy jumping off point to travel around to the rest of the country and is an easily accessible city.
Though the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is still easy to walk around and has a great cafe and shopping culture.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for every taste. From tramping, canoeing, photography, and politics, to cosplay, drinking wine or eating desserts, clubs help balance your studies and grow your network.