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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, 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.


  • Monday, June 3rd: Arrival date.
  • Tuesday, June 4th: Orientation Sessions.
  • Wednesday, June 5th: Classes begin.
  • Friday, June 7th: Tour of Madrid.
  • Thursday, June 13th: Mid-term exams.
  • Wednesday, June 26th: Last day of class.
  • Thursday, June 27th: Final Exams.
  • Friday, June 28th: Departure date.
  • Monday, July 1st: Arrival date.
  • Tuesday, July 2nd: Orientation Sessions.
  • Wednesday, July 3rd: Classes begin.
  • Friday, July 5th: Tour of Madrid.
  • Tuesday, July 16th: Mid-term exams.
  • Thursday, July 25th: Last day of class.
  • Monday, July 29th: Final exams.
  • Tuesday, July 30th: Departure date.


  • Wednesday, September 4th: Date of arrival.
  • Thursday, September 5th and Friday 6th: Orientation Sessions.
  • Monday, September 9th: Classes begin.
  • Friday, September 27th: Excursion to Manzanares el Real and El Escorial.
  • Wednesday, October 9th: Cervantes’ Day (Local holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 23rd: Mid-term exams.
  • Wednesday, October 23rd: Visit to El Museo del Prado.
  • Friday, October 25th: Excursion to Toledo.
  • Friday, November 1st: All Saints’ Day (National holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Friday, November 8th: Excursion to Segovia
  • Wednesday, November 27th: Visit to Museo Reina Sofía.
  • Friday, December 6th: Constitution Day (National holiday. The building will be closed).
  • Thursday, December 12th: Closing Ceremony.
  • Wednesday, December 18th and Thursday 19th: Final exams.
  • Friday, December 20th: Date of departure.

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