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 3, 2019
Arrive in Madrid September 4
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 4-6
University Orientation September 6-8
Semester Start September 9
Semester Break October 25-29
Semester End December 13
Semester Two Start January 27, 2020
Semester Two End May 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 10

Spring 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 19, 2020
Arrive in Madrid January 20
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 20-22
University Orientation January 22-24
Semester Start January 27
Semester End May 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 10

Fall 2020

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 4, 2020
Arrive in Madrid September 5
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 5-7
University Orientation September 7-8
Semester Start September 9
Semester Break October 23-27
Arcadia Barcelona Excursion TBD
Semester End December 12
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 15

Academic Year 2020-2021

Event Date
Depart from U.S. September 5, 2020
Arrive in Madrid September 5
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) September 5-7
University Orientation September 7-8
Semester Start September 9
Semester Break October 23-27
Arcadia Barcelona Excursion TBD
Semester End December 12
Semester Two Start January 25, 2021
Semester Two Break March 26-April 4
Semester Two End May 7
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 8

Spring 2021

Event Date
Depart from U.S. January 17, 2021
Arrive in Madrid January 18
Arcadia Orientation (Mandatory) January 18-20
University Orientation January 20-22
Semester Start January 25
Semester Break March 26-April 4
Semester End May 7
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 8