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 St Andrews' 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.

Fall 2021

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) August 23
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. August 26, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh August 27
University Orientation September 6-11
Semester Start September 13
Semester Break October 18-22
Semester End December 20
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 21

Academic Year 2021-2022

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) August 23
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. August 26, 2021
Arrive in Edinburgh August 27
University Orientation September 6-11
Semester One Start September 13
Semester One Break October 18-22
Semester One End December 20
Semester Two Start January 17, 2022
Semester Two Break February 21-25
Semester Two End May 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 14

Spring 2022

Event Date
Virtual Orientation Session (Mandatory) TBC
Review materials sent in advance
Depart from U.S. January 10, 2022
Arrive in Edinburgh January 11
Arcadia Orientation TBC
University Orientation TBC
Semester Start January 17, 2022
Semester Break February 21-25
Semester End May 10
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 14

Fall 2022

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.

Academic Year 2022-2023

Program calendar will be announced once dates are confirmed.