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.


Fall 2019

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
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. December 15

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 Break April 3-12
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 Break April 3-12
Semester End May 9
Program Concludes/Return Flight to U.S. May 10