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 31
Arrive in Edinburgh September 1
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 1-4
Homestay September 4-7
University Orientation September 8
Semester One Start September 9
Semester One End December 21
Semester Two Start January 13, 2020
Semester Two Break April 10-April 26
Semester Two End May 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 10

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 5, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh January 6
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 6-8
University Orientation January 8-10
Semester Start January 13
Semester Break April 10-26
Semester End May 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 10

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 4, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh* September 5
University Orientation September 6
Semester Start September 7
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester End December 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 20

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 4, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh* September 5
University Orientation September 6
Semester One Start September 7
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester One End December 19
Semester Two Start January 18, 2021
Semester Two Break April 5-18
Semester Two End May 16
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 16

*Updated due to COVID-19