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 2018-2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 19, 2018
Arrive in Edinburgh September 20
Arcadia Orientation  (Mandatory) September 20-21
University Orientation September 24
Semester One Start September 24
Semester One End December 14
Semester Two Start January 7, 2019
Semester Two Break April 1-12
Semester Two End June 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 22

Spring 2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 2, 2019
Arrive in Edinburgh January 3
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 3-5
University Orientation January 7
Semester Start January 7
Semester Break April 1-12
Semester End June 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 22

Fall 2019

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 18, 2019
Arrive in Edinburgh September 19
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 19-20
University Orientation September 23
Semester Start September 23
Semester End December 13
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 14

Academic Year 2019-2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 18, 2019
Arrive in Edinburgh September 19
Arcadia Orientation  (Mandatory) September 19-20
University Orientation September 23
Semester One Start September 23
Semester One End December 13
Semester Two Start January 6, 2020
Semester Two Break March 30-April 10
Semester Two End June 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 20

Spring 2020

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.)

Event Date
Depart from U.S. TBD
Arrive in Edinburgh TBD
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) TBD
University Orientation January 6
Semester Start January 6
Semester Break March 30-April 10
Semester End June 19
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 20