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

Madrid Academic Calendar

Join IAU for a semester, academic year, or summer in Madrid, Spain. Studying abroad in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula offers the opportunity to enroll in region-specific courses, live with a Spanish host or Co-Living Apartment, participate in field studies and study tours, hold an internship, or volunteer! 

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.

Summer 2024 

 Arrival in Madrid  Sunday, May 19
 Orientation & City Tour
 Monday, May 20
 Classes Begin  Tuesday, May 21
 Last Day of Classes
 Thursday, June 27
 Friday, June 28

Fall 2024 

 Early Start Program Arrival (Optional)  Sunday, September 1
 Arrival in Madrid  Thursday, September 5
 Orientation, City Tour & Welcome Activities
 Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7
 Classes Begin
 Monday, September 9
 Fall Break  Friday, October 25 - Sunday, November 3
 Last Day of Classes  Thursday, December 12
 Departure  Friday, December 13

Spring 2025 

 Early Start Program Arrival (Optional)  Sunday, January 12
 Arrival in Madrid  Thursday, January 16
 Orientation, City Tour & Welcome Activities
 Friday, January 17 - Saturday, January 18
 Classes Begin
 Monday, January 20
 Spring Break  TBD
 Last Day of Classes  Wednesday, May 7
 Departure  Thursday, May 8

*The Academic Calendars and program dates are subject to change.*