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 9-15
Semester One Start September 16
Semester One Break October 21-25
Semester One End December 20
Semester Two Start January 27, 2020
Semester Two Break March 16-27
Semester Two End May 22
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 23

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 19, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh January 20
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 20-22
University Orientation January 23-24
Semester Start January 27
Semester Break March 16-27
Semester End May 22
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 23

Fall 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 3-5
University Orientation September 7-11
Semester Start September 14
Semester End December 18
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 19

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 2, 2020
Arrive in Edinburgh September 3
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 3-5
University Orientation September 7-11
Semester One Start September 14
Semester One End December 18
Semester Two Start January 25, 2021
Semester Two Break March 22-April 2
Semester Two End May 21
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 22