IMPORTANT: Arcadia University program dates are set in accordance with the overseas institution’s academic calendar and the Arcadia University mandatory orientation dates. 

Dates are subject to change based on the University of Wollongong's planned academic calendar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and any restrictions or safety measures imposed by the Australian government. Please wait to book travel until advised by Arcadia University. 

Spring 2024

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. February 7, 2024
Arrive in Sydney February 9
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) February 9-12
Travel to Wollongong February 12
University Orientation February 20-22
Semester Start February 26
Semester Break April 15-21
Semester End June 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 22

Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2024

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. February 7, 2024
Arrive in Sydney February 9
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) February 9-12
Travel to Wollongong February 12
University Orientation February 20-22
Semester One Start February 26
Semester One Break April 15-21
Semester One End June 21
Semester Two Start July 22
Semester Two Break September 30-October 6
Semester Two End November 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 15

Fall 2024

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. July 5, 2024
Arrive in Sydney July 7
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 7-10
Travel to Wollongong July 10
University Orientation July 15-19
Semester Start July 22
Semester Break September 30-October 6
Semester End November 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. November 15

Academic Year 2024-2025

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. July 5, 2024
Arrive in Sydney July 7
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) July 7-10
Travel to Wollongong July 10
University Orientation July 15-19
Semester One Start July 22
Semester One Break September 30-October 6
Semester End November 14
Semester Two Start TBC
Semester Two Break TBC
Semester Two End TBC
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. TBC

Spring & Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2025

Program Starts Early February
Program Concludes Mid-June (SP); Mid-November (AYSH)