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 ISI Florence's planned academic calendar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and any restrictions or safety measures imposed by the Italian government. Please wait to book travel until advised by Arcadia University.

Fall 2023

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. August 29, 2023
Arrive in Florence August 30
University Orientation August 31-September 1
Semester Start September 4
Arcadia Italy Excursion (Mandatory) October 8
Semester Break October 20-29
Semester End December 14
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 16

Academic Year 2023-2024

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. August 29, 2023
Arrive in Florence August 30
University Orientation August 31-September 1
Semester One Start September 4
Arcadia Italy Excursion (Mandatory) October 8
Semester One Break October 20-29
Semester One End December 14
Semester Two Start January 15, 2024
Semester Two Break March 1-10
Semester Two End April 25
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 27

Spring 2024

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. January 9, 2024
Arrive in Florence January 10
University Orientation (Mandatory) January 11-12
Semester Start January 15
Arcadia Italy Excursion (Mandatory) February 11
Semester Break March 1-10
Semester End April 25
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 27

Fall 2024 & Academic Year 2024-25

Program Start Late August
Program Concludes Mid-December (FA); Late April (AY)