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Madrid Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1, 2020 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

January 10, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 11 Arrival in Madrid before 8 pm
January 11 Overnight at orientation hotel (all students)
January 12 Mandatory housing orientation
January 12 Move into housing
January 13 Mandatory orientation
January 13 Campus tour
January 13 Placement exam
January 14 Cultural immersion orientation
January 14 Practical city orientation
January 15 Field trip—Toledo
January 18 Courses begin
February 22 - 25 Optional Field Study—Andalucía: Córdoba, Granada, and Sevilla
March 22 - 29 Spring break
April 16 Field trip—Salamanca
May 12 Courses end
May 13 - 14 Final examinations
May 13 - 14 Program end date coincides with the date of last final exam
May 20 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish


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