IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to arrival times, airport details and other requirements.

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

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

Spring 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) December 16
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. January 23, 2021
Arrive in Galway January 24
Arcadia In-Country Orientation January 25
University Orientation February 4-5
Semester Start February 8
Semester Break April 6-9
Reading Week May 10-14
Semester End June 4
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 5

Fall 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. August 21, 2021
Arrive in Dublin August 22
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 23-September 1
University Orientation September 2-3
Semester Start September 6
Semester End December 17
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 18

Academic Year 2021-2022

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. August 21, 2021
Arrive in Dublin August 22
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 23-September 1
University Orientation September 2-3
Semester Start September 6
Semester End December 17
Semester Two Start January 10, 2022
Field Trips/Reading Week April 4-15
Semester Two Break April 15-18
Semester Two End May 6
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 7

Spring 2022

Program calendar will be announced once dates are finalized.