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

Spring 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) December 14
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. January 5, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh January 6
University Orientation January 7-8
Semester Start January 11
Semester Break April 5-18
Semester End May 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 22

Fall 2021

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
University Orientation September 13-17
Semester Start September 20
Semester End December 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 22

Academic Year 2021-2022

Event Date
Arcadia Virtual Orientation (Mandatory) TBC
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
University Orientation September 13-17
Semester One Start September 20
Semester One End December 21
Semester Two Start January 17, 2022
Semester Two Break April 11-22
Semester Two End May 27
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 28

Spring 2022

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.