Barcelona Semester Calendar

Join IAU for a semester or academic year in Barcelona, Spain. Four months 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!

Spring 2017

  Early Start Program Arrival (optional)   Saturday, January 14
  Arrival   Saturday, January 21
  Orientation   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, May 9 - Friday, May 12
  Departure   Sunday, May 14

Holidays observed: 

Friday, April 14  Good Friday
Monday, April 17 – Easter Monday
Monday, May 1 – Labor day

Fall 2017

  Early Start Program Arrival (optional)   Saturday, September 2
  Arrival   Wednesday, September 6
  Orientation   Thursday, September 7 - Friday, September 8
  Classes Begin   Tuesday, September 12
  Mid-Semester Exams   Monday, October 30 - Tuesday, October 31
  Thursday, November 2 & Monday, November 6
  Last Day of Class   Wednesday, December 13
  Final Exams   Thursday, December 14
  Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20
  Departure   Thursday, December 21

Holidays observed: 

Monday, September 11 - National Day of Catalonia
Monday, September 25 - La Mercè Festival
Thursday, October 12 - Hispanic Day
Wednesday, November 1 - All Saints' Day
Wednesday, December 6 - Thursday, December 7 - Constitution Day

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

Holidays observed: 

Friday, March 30  Good Friday
Monday, April 2 – Easter Monday