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. 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 2019-2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 22, 2019
Arrive in Rome August 23
University Orientation August 23-25
Semester One Start September 2
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 31
Semester One End December 13
Semester Two Start January 13, 2020
Semester Two End April 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 1

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 9, 2020
Arrive in Rome January 10
University Orientation (Mandatory) January 10-12
Semester Start January 13
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 18
Semester End April 30
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 1

Fall 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 27, 2020
Arrive in Rome August 28
University Orientation August 29-30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 31
Semester Start September 1
Arcadia Italy Excursion September 20
Semester Break October 26-30
Semester End December 17
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 18

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Depart from U.S. August 27, 2020
Arrive in Rome August 28
University Orientation August 29-30
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) August 31
Semester One Start September 1
Arcadia Italy Excursion September 20
Semester One End December 17
Semester Two Start January 11, 2021
Semester Two End April 29
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. April 30

Spring 2021

Arcadia program dates will be finalized 6-8 months prior to the start of the semester. (Students should not book travel until calendars are finalized.)