Program Dates

IMPORTANT: Programs that include classes at local universities such as Universidad Autónoma de Madrid may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program start and end dates. Start dates may conflict with Signature Seminars. These dates may be subject to change pending publication of the local university academic calendar. Syracuse Abroad publishes such dates as soon as they are made available. Students then receive a confirmed, detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Please see your Madrid program advisor for more information.

Use this guide [PDF, 361KB] 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 2024

Optional Signature Seminar: January 9 – 18, 2024

Students arrive in Madrid: January 18

Mandatory orientation in Madrid: January 19 – 21

Classes begin on site: January 22

Semester break: March 22 – April 1

Program ends: May 10

UAM (Liberal Arts in Spanish) Program ends: May 31 (revised)

Fall 2024

Optional Signature Seminar: August 27 – September 5, 2024

Students arrive in Madrid: September 5

Mandatory orientation in Madrid: September 5-8

Classes begin on site: September 9

Semester break: October 18 – 21

Program ends: December 13

UAM (Liberal Arts in Spanish) Program ends: December 15

Please note that the start date for the Discovery Madrid programs differs from the date above.