Barcelona Semester & Summer Calendars

Join IAU College 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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Spring 2017 in Barcelona

Application Deadline is November 1, 2016

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)

Saturday, January 14


Saturday, January 21


Monday, January 23- Tuesday, January 24

 Classes Begin

Wednesday, January 25

 Mid-Semester Exams

Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3

 Mid-Semester Break

Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 12

 Spring Break

Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23

 Last Day of Class

Monday, May 8

 Final Exams

Tuesday - Friday, May 9-12


Sunday, May 14

Holidays observed:
Friday, April 14 - Good Friday
Monday, April 17 – Easter Monday
Monday, May 1 – Labor day

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Summer 2017 Calendar

Application Deadline is April 1st, 2017

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 2017 Dates Duration Credit Load
 A June 3-July 16 6 weeks 6 or 9
B June 3-June 24 3 weeks 3
C June 24-July 16 3 weeks 3
 June 3  Students arrive in Barcelona
 June 5  Orientation & City Tour
 June 6  Classes begin for 6 week program and the first 3 week program
 June 23  Finals for students in a course in the first 3 week session
 June 24  Departure for students participating in the first 3 week session  Arrival for students participating in the second 3 week session
 June 25   Orientation & City Tour for second 3 week session students
 June 26  Classes begin for second 3 week program
 July 14  Finals
 July 15   Free Day
 July 16   Students Depart

Gaudi's Parc Guell IAU College students in Barcelona, Spain