Madrid, Spain

Program Calendars

Madrid, Spain | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 8 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 19 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 28, 2017 Departure from US on optional group flight
August 29 Arrival in Madrid before 8 pm | Overnight at orientation hotel (all students)
August 30 Mandatory housing orientation
Move into housing
August 31 Mandatory orientation
Campus tour
Placement exam
September 1 Cultural immersion orientation
Practical city orientation
September 4 Fall courses begin
September 15 Field trip—Kayaking in Las Hoces del Duratón
October 6 Field trip—Segovia and La Granja de San Ildefonso
October 12 - 13 National holiday—no classes
October 23 - 26 Basque Country Field Study—Bilbao and San Sebastián
November 1 National holiday—no classes
November 9 - 10 Local holiday—no classes
December 6 - 8 Holidays—no classes
December 13 Fall courses end
December 14 - 15 Fall final examinations
January 15, 2018 Spring courses begin
January 26 Field trip—Toledo
February 26 - March 1 Andalucía Field Study—Córdoba, Granada, Sevilla
March 26 - April 2 Spring break
April 20 Field trip—Salamanca
May 1 - 2 Local holiday—no classes
May 9 Spring courses end
May 10 - 11 Spring final examinations
May 12 Program end date
May 21 Last day to move out of housing (noon checkout)
Open Return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.