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. 

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 22, 2020
Arrive in Galway* September 23
University Orientation* September 24-25
Semester Start* September 28
Arcadia In-Country Connection* TBD
Semester End* December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S.* December 19

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 22, 2020
Arrive in Galway* September 23
University Orientation* September 24-25
Semester Start* September 28
Arcadia In-Country Connection* TBD
Semester End* December 18
Semester Two Start* February 8, 2021
Semester Two Break* April 2-5
Reading Week April 12-16
Semester Two End* June 4
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S.* June 5

*Updated due to COVID-19

Spring 2021

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.

Event Date
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
Depart from U.S. January 24, 2021
Arrive in Galway January 25
University Orientation TBD
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