Interested in pursuing an American degree in France? Learn about options through IAU's degree-granting institution - The American College of the Mediterranean.

Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Barcelona Academic Calendar

Join IAU for a semester, academic year, or summer in Barcelona, Spain! Studying abroad along the Mediterranean offers students a wide range of liberal arts and region-specific courses in English or Spanish, the opportuntity to participate in for-credit internships, and access to cultural and academic field studies and excursions.

A note to students: IAU advises that students do not make any travel arrangements prior to the first week of classes. Field studies and course excursions can be scheduled during weekends and breaks, so IAU recommends not purchasing any tickets or scheduling any travel until after learning of course requirements on-site.

A student visa is required in order to participate in IAU's semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, for students who, due to difficulties, are unable to obtain a student visa, there is a delayed remote start option available. Contact the U.S. Office for more information.


Spring 2024 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Monday, January 15
 Arrival  Monday, January 22
 Orientation  Tuesday, January 23 & Friday, January 26
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, January 24
 Spring Break  Friday, March 22 - Monday, April 1
 Last Day of Class/Final Exams Finish  Friday, April 26
 Departure  Saturday, April 27


Summer 2024

Session Dates Duration Course Load
 Internship  May 20 - July 13
8 weeks 2
A  May 30 - July 13
6 weeks 2 or 3
B May 30 - June 22 3 weeks 1
C June 20 - July 13 3 weeks 1

  Internship Session A Session B Session C
 Arrival Monday, May 20 Thursday, May 30 Thursday, May 30 Thursday, June 20
 Orientation Tuesday, May 21
Friday, May 31
Friday, May 31 Friday, June 21
 Classes Begin Wednesday, May 22
Monday, June 3 Monday, June 3 Monday, June 24
Orientation Day-Trip Friday, May 24
Friday, June 7 Friday, June 7 Friday, June 28
 Final Exams  Friday, July 12 Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12 Friday, June 21 Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12
 Departure Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 13 Saturday, June 22 Saturday, July 13


Fall 2024 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival  Tuesday, September 3
 Arrival  Monday, September 9
 Orientation  Monday, September 9 - Tuesday, September 10
 Classes Begin  Thursday, September 12
Final Exams  Wednesday, December 11 - Thursday, December 12
 Departure  Friday, December 13


Spring 2025 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival  Monday, January 13, 2025
 Arrival  Monday, January 20, 2025
 Orientation  Monday, January 20 - Tuesday, January 21, 2025
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, January 22, 2025
 Spring Break  Monday, April 14 - Monday, April 21, 2025
Final Exams  Friday, April 25, 2025
 Departure  Saturday, April 26, 2025


Summer 2025

Session Dates Duration Course Load
 Internship  May 19 - July 12
8 weeks 2
A  May 26 - July 12, 2025
6 weeks 2 or 3
B  May 26 - June 20, 2025 3 weeks 1
C  June 19 - July 12, 2025 3 weeks 1

  Internship Session A Session B Session C
 Arrival Monday, May 19 Monday, May 26 Monday, May 26 Thursday, June 19
 Orientation Tuesday, May 20
Tuesday, May 27 Tuesday, May 27 Friday, June 20
 Classes Begin Wednesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 28 Wednesday, May 28 Monday, June 23
Orientation Activities/Trip  Friday, May 23 & Friday, May 30 
Friday, May 30 Friday, May 30 Friday, June 27
 Final Exams  Friday, July 11 Friday, July 11 Thursday, June 19 Friday, July 11
 Departure Saturday, July 12
Saturday, July 12 Friday, June 20 Saturday, July 12