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!

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