Program Dates

Note: Programs that include classes at local universities may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program end dates. Some dates may be subject to change pending publication of the local university academic calendar. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Use this guide for information on how to look up academic and financial deadlines for classes once you are registered and your class schedule is reflected in MySlice.


Spring 2022

Pre-arrival programming begins: January 31

Students arrive in Madrid: February 7

Required orientation in Madrid:  February 8

Classes begin on site: February 9

Mid-semester break: April 8 – 18

Final exams begin:  April 27

Regular Semester Program ends:  May 5

Optional Signature Seminars: May 6 – 16


Fall 2022

Required pre-arrival programming: August 8 – 19

Students arrive in Madrid: August 22

  • First-year Discovery students: August 29

Required Signature Seminars: August 22 – September 1

  • First-year Discovery students: Mapping Madrid  seminar, August 29 – September 1

Required orientation in Madrid: September 2 – 4

Classes begin on site: September 5

Semester break: October 12 – 16

Program ends: December 15