Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institution’s academic calendar and the Arcadia University mandatory orientation dates. Accepted students can book their travel according to the dates listed below. Students will be notified on the rare occasion of a change to the program calendar.

Early Start 2016

(Optional Pre-Session)

Depart from U.S. August 15, 2016
Arrive in Dublin August 16
Arcadia Orientation August 16-18
University Orientation August 19
Early Start Begins August 22

 

Fall 2016

Depart from U.S. August 30, 2016
Arrive in Dublin August 31
Arcadia Orientation August 31-September 2
Homestay September 2-5
University Orientation September 7-9
Semester Start September 12
Semester End December 23
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 24

 

Academic Year 2016-2017

Depart from U.S. August 30, 3016
Arrive in Dublin August 31
Arcadia Orientation August 31-September 3
Homestay August 2-5
University Orientation September 7-9
Semester One Start September 12
Semester One End December 23
Semester Two Start January 16, 2017
Semester Two Break April 8-23
Semester Two End May 12
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 13

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Depart from U.S. August 25, 2015
Arrive in Dublin August 26
Arcadia Orientation August 26-28
Homestay August 28-31
University Orientation September 2-4
Semester One Start September 7
Semester One Break November 30-December 6
Semester One End December 18
Semester Two Start January 11, 2016
Semester Two Break March 19-April 3
Semester Two End May 6
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 7

 

Spring 2016

Depart from U.S. January 3, 2016
Arrive in Dublin January 4
Arcadia Orientation January 4-6
University Orientation January 7-8
Semester Start January 11
Homestay January 15-17
Semester Break March 19-April 3
Semester End May 6
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 7