IDACA’S ACCOMMODATION AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
- It is mandatory to let IDACA know when you will be leaving leaving Cape Town for more than 24 hours. This is a requirement from your home universities.
- It is also required that you register before leaving home with the US STEP Smart Traveller Enrollment Programme at: https://step.state.gov/step/ thereby enrolling your trip with the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town.
- You are expected to keep in regular internet contact and respond to up-dates from your home universities.
- We make every effort to provide you with safe and secure accommodation within walking distance of UCT campus. You, however, need to be responsible about following the security measures set up in each house.
- UCT Campus Control operates on campus as well as in the residential area close to campus.
- There are two Police Stations within five to ten minutes of all the IDACA houses and apartments.
- You need to let house-mates know where you will be going especially at night and have their numbers as well as emergency numbers in your phones.
- Always alert IDACA should you leave Cape Town on short trips as well as trips further afield.
- IDACA will arrange for your personal contact details to be forwarded to the US Consulate in Cape Town.
Both the IDACA as well as the IAPO orientation programmes will include further guidelines on safety including hiking, driving and swimming in South Africa.