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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


  • Tuesday, June 30th: Application deadline.
  • Thursday, October 1st: Arrival Day (pick-up from the airport).
  • Friday, October 2nd: Orientation sessions.
  • Saturday, October 3rd: Tour of Madrid.
  • Monday, October 5th:  Classes begin (Evening, Tour of Alcalá).
  • Monday, October 12th National Holiday. There is no class: Columbus Day.
  • Friday, October 16t: Day trip to Segovia.
  • Friday, October 23r: Day trip to El Escorial.


  • Monday, November 2nd National Holliday. There is no class: All Saints’ Day.
  • Friday, November 6th: Day trip to Toledo.
  • Monday, November 9th: Midterm exams.
  • Tuesday, November 10th: Midterm exams.
  • Wednesday, November 11th: Visit to Reina Sofía Museum.
  • Wednesday, November 18t: Visit to El Prado Museum.


  • Monday, December 7th National Holiday. There is no class: Constitution Day.
  • Tuesday, December 8th National Holiday. There is no class: Immaculate Conception Day.
  • Thursday, December 17th: Final exams.
  • Friday, December 18th: Final exams.
  • Saturday, December 19th: End of program and departure day.


  • Monday, January 11th. Date of arrival.
  • Wednesday, January 13th and Thursday, January 14th. Orientation Sessions.
  • Friday, January 15th. Tour of Madrid
  • Monday, January 18th. Classes begin.
  • Thursday, January 28th St. Tomas de Aquino’s Day. There is no class.
  • Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th. Mid-term exams.
  • Friday, March 26th to Monday, April 5th. Easter Holiday. (both included)
  • Thursday, April 22nd. Closing Ceremony.
  • Wednesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 29th. Final exams.
  • Friday, April 30th. Date of departure.


  • Tuesday 1st. Arrival date.
  • Wednesday 2nd. Orientation Sessions.
  • Thursday 3rd. Classes begin.
  • Friday 4th. Tour of Madrid.
  • Wednesday 16th. Mid-term exams.
  • Wednesday 16th. Visit to the Prado Museum
  • Friday 25th. Visit to the city of Toledo
  • Monday 28th.  Last day of class.
  • Tuesday 29th. Final exams.
  • Wednesday 30th. Departure date.
  • Thursday 1st.  Arrival date.
  • Friday 2nd. Orientation Sessions.
  • Monday, 5th. Classes begin.
  • Friday 9th. Tour of Madrid.
  • Wednesday 14th. Mid-term exams.
  • Wednesday 14th. Visit to the Reina Sofía Museum
  • Friday 16th. Visit to the city of Segovia
  • Wednesday 28th. Last day of class.
  • Thursday 29th. Final exams.
  • Friday 30th. Departure date.

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