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Study Abroad in Spain

Mode of study On campus:
From Monday to Thrusday
Duration and credits Semester Program - 12 US credits
Summer Program - 6 to 12 US credits
Dates September-December
Intensive: June
Intensive: July
Location Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Language of instruction Spanish and/or English

Academic Calendar


  • Wednesday, September 5th: Date of arrival.
  • Thursday, September 6th and Friday 7th: Orientation Sessions.
  • Monday, September 10th: Classes begin.
  • Tuesday, October 9th: Cervantes’ Day. (Local holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Friday, October 12th:Columbus’ Day. (National holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd:Mid-term exams.


  • Thursday, November 1st: All Saints’ Day. (National holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Thursday, December 6th: Constitution Day. (National holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Thursday, December 13th: Closing Ceremony.
  • Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday 20th: Final exams.
  • Friday, December 21st: Date of departure.


  • Wednesday, January 9th: Date of arrival.
  • Thursday, January 10th, and Friday, January 11th: Orientation Sessions.
  • Monday, January 14th: Classes begin.
  • Tuesday, February  26th , and Wednesday, February 27st: Mid-term exams.
  • Wednesday, April 10th: Closing Ceremony.
  • From Friday, April 12th, to Monday, April 22nd (both included): Easter Holiday.
  • Tuesday, April 23rd: Last day of classes.
  • Wednesday, April 24th, and Thursday, April 25th: Final exams.
  • Friday, April 26th: Date of departure.

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