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.

Academic Year 2016-2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 29, 2016
Arrive in Edinburgh August 30
Arcadia Orientation August 30-September 1
Homestay September 1-3
University Orientation September 5
Semester One Start September 12
Semester One End December 16
Semester Two Start January 16, 2017
Semester Two Break March 31-April 24
Semester Two End May 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 20

 

Spring 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 1, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh January 2
Arcadia Orientation January 2-4
Homestay January 4-7
University Orientation January 9
Semester Start January 16
Semester Break March 31-April 24
Semester End May 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 20

 

Fall 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 28, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh August 29
Arcadia Orientation August 29-31
Homestay August 31-September 2
University Orientation September 4
Semester Start September 11
Semester End December 15
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 16

 

Academic Year 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 28, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh August 29
Arcadia Orientation August 29-31
Homestay August 31-September 2
University Orientation September 4
Semester One Start September 11
Semester One End December 15
Semester Two Start January 15, 2018
Semester Two Break March 30-April 23
Semester Two End May 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 19

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 1, 2018
Arrive in Edinburgh January 2
Arcadia Orientation January 2-4
Homestay January 4-6
University Orientation January 8
Semester Start January 15
Semester Break March 30-April 23
Semester End May 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 19