Barcelona Semester & Summer Calendars

Join IAU for a summer, semester, or academic year in Barcelona, Spain. Studying abroad along the Mediterranean offers the opportunity to enroll in region-specific courses, live with a Spanish host, participate in field studies and study tours, hold an internship, or volunteer!

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Summer 2018 Calendar

Application Deadline is April 1st, 2018

IAU's summer program in Barcelona, Spain offer students a wide range of liberal arts and fine arts courses in English or Spanish. Three and six week sessions are available starting in early June giving students great flexibility when planning their summers. Accommodations and excursions are included in all IAU programs.
Summer Sessions
Session 2018 Dates Duration Credit Load
A June 2 - July 15 6 weeks 6 or 9
B June 2 - June 23 3 weeks 3
C June 23 - July 15 3 weeks 3
 June 2  Students arrive in Barcelona
 June 4  Orientation & City Tour
 June 5  Classes begin for 6 week program and the first 3 week program
 June 22  Finals for students in a course in the first 3 week session
 June 23  Departure for students participating in the first 3 week session  Arrival for students participating in the second 3 week session
 June 24   Orientation & City Tour for second 3 week session students
 June 25  Classes begin for second 3 week program
 July 13  Finals
 July 14   Free Day
 July 15   Students Depart


Students at Parc Guell, BarcelonaThe Port of BarcelonaBarcelona Streets

Spring 2018

  Early Start Program Arrival (optional)

  Saturday, January 6

  Arrival

  Tuesday, January 9 

  Orientation

  Thursday, January 11 - Friday, January 12 

  Classes Begin

  Monday, January 15 

  Mid-Semester Exams

  Monday, February 26 - Thursday, March 1

  Mid-Semester Break

  Monday, March 26 - Monday, April 2

  Last Day of Class

  Wednesday, April 18  

  Final Exams

  Thursday, April 19    Monday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 25

  Departure

  Friday, April 27


Fall 2018 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Saturday, August 25
 Arrival  Saturday, September 1
 Orientation  Monday, September 3 - 4
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, September 5
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 26
 Fall Break
 Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, November 4
 Last Day of Class  Monday, December 10
 Final Exams  Tuesday, December 11 - Friday, December 14
 Departure  Saturday, December 15