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. 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

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 1, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh January 2
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 2-4
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

Fall 2020

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 19, 2020
Arrive in Glasgow* September 20
University Orientation September 21
Semester Start September 21
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester Break November 2-6
Semester End December 11
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 12

*Updated due to COVID-19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory)* TBD
Depart from U.S.* September 19, 2020
Arrive in Glasgow* September 20
University Orientation September 21
Semester One Start September 21
Arcadia In Country Connection* TBD
Semester One Break November 2-6
Semester One End December 11
Semester Two Start January 5, 2021
Semester Two Break March 29-April 11
Semester Two End June 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. June 19

*Updated due to COVID-19