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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 2019 Semester

 Arrival  Saturday, August 31
 Orientation  Monday, September 2 - Tuesday, September 3
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, September 4
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 25
 Fall Break  Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, November 3
 Last Day of Class  Monday, December 9
 Final Exams  Tuesday, December 10 - Friday, December 13
 Departure  Sunday, December 15


Holidays during class time (non-worked): 

  • Wednesday, September 11: National Day of Catalonia
  • Friday, November 1: All Saints Day
  • Friday, December 6: Constitution Day


Spring 2020 Semester

 Arrival  Sunday, January 19
 Orientation  Monday, January 20 - Tuesday, January 21
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, January 22
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
 Spring Break  Saturday, April 4 - Monday, April 13
 Last Day of Class  Monday, April 27
 Final Exams  Tuesday, April 28 - Friday, May 1
 Departure  Sunday, May 3