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 23, 2017
Semester Two Break March 13-24
Semester Two End May 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 20

 

Spring 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 15, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh January 16
Arcadia Orientation January 16-18
University Orientation January 19
Semester Start January 23
Semester Break March 13-24
Semester End May 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 20

 

Fall 2017

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
Arcadia Orientation September 3-5
Homestay September 5-9
University Orientation September 11
Semester Start September 18
Semester End December 22
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 23

 

Academic Year 2017-2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2017
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
Arcadia Orientation September 3-5
Homestay September 5-9
University Orientation September 11
Semester One Start September 18
Semester One End December 22
Semester Two Start January 29, 2018
Semester Two Break March 19-30
Semester Two End May 25
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 26

 

Spring 2018

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 21, 2018
Arrive in Edinburgh January 22
Arcadia Orientation January 22-24
University Orientation January 25
Semester Start January 29
Semester Break March 19-30
Semester End May 25
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 26