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San Sebastián Calendars – 2022-23 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

May 1, 2022 Application Deadline (no longer accepting applications)
June 15 Fall Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy
November 15 Spring Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy

Program Dates

Note: Should your program country require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
Note: The following calendar includes possible field trips. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations field trip dates and locations are subject to change. Students will receive more details after the program start.
August 30 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight (if on the tour)
August 31 Arrival in Madrid (if on the tour)
September 1 - 3 Optional tour - Madrid
September 3 Depart from the U.S. (if not on tour)
September 4 Arrival in San Sebastián (all students)
September 4 Move into housing
September 5 - 7 Mandatory orientation | Orientation activity
September 8 Fall courses begin
September 28 Field trip—Pyrenees
October 12 National Holiday
October 26 Field trip—Gernika and the Guggenheim
October 31 - November 1 National Holiday
December 6 National Holiday
December 8 National Holiday
December 13 Fall courses end
December 14 - 16 Fall final examinations
January 11 - 14, 2023 Optional Tour - Madrid
January 18 Spring courses begin
January 20 National Holiday
February 15 Field trip—Gulpuzcoa
March 17 National Holiday
April 3 - 14 Spring break
May 1 National Holiday
May 5 - 6 Field trip—Burgos
May 12 Spring courses end
May 15 - 17 Spring final examinations
May 17 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 18 Last day to move out of program 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

2022-23 App. Cycle

  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

2023-24 App. Cycle

Summer and Semester Programs:
Opening 9/1


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish | Basque


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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