Madrid (Sede Prim & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Calendar 2015-2016

FALL  
August 26 Arrival in Spain
August 27 10:30am Welcome meeting and breakfast--mandatory, Sede Prim
August 27 - September 11 Orientation
September 5 Orientation excursion
September 7 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid classes begin
September 10 7:00pm Renewal of Language Pledge and Opening Ceremony--mandatory
September 14 Sede Prim classes begin
October 23-24 Mid-semester excursion
December 17 Sede Prim exams end--students not taking a university course may depart Spain the following day
January 20 University Autónoma de Madrid exams end--students taking a university course may depart Spain the following day

ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Madrid (Sede Prim) Calendar 2014-2015

FALL  
By August 27 Arrival in Spain
August 28 10:30am Welcome meeting and breakfast--mandatory, Sede Prim
August 29 - September 4 Orientation Begins
September 1 Placement exam and orientation
September 8 Classes begin
September 11  7:00pm Opening reception: Renewal of Language Pledge
September 12  Enrollment confirmation--final day to add a course
 October 13-16  Mid-terms
 October 23  Final day to drop a course
 November 1  Holiday--All Saints Day
 December 4  Last day of classes
 December 8  Holiday
 December 9-12  Final exams
 December 12  Last day office is open
December 13 Earliest recommended departure date for students not taking courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid--university exams will go into January
 SPRING  
 January 7  Office in Spain opens
 January 11  Arrival in Spain
 January 12  10:30am New student welcome meeting--mandatory, Sede Prim
 January 12-24  Orientation
 January 19  Placement exam
 January 19

 First day of spring clases                                      Intercultural workshop

 January 20  Intercultural workshop
 January 21  Intercultural workshop
 January 22

 Intercultural workshop                                                   7:00 pm Opening reception: Renewal of Language Pledge

 January 23  Enrollment confirmation--final day to add a course
 January 24 Orientation excursion
 March 2-5  Mid-terms
 March 12  Last day to drop a class
 March 13-14 Mid-semester excursion
 March 19  Holiday--San José
 March 21 - April 5  Semana Santa (spring break)
 April 6  Classes resume
 May 1  Holiday--Labor Day
 May 7  Last day of classes
 May 11-14  Final exams
 May 15  Holiday - San Isidro
 May 16 Earliest recommended departure date for students not taking courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid--university exams will go through May.

1.) DO NOT BOOK FALL RETURN FLIGHT RESERVATIONS PRIOR TO SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 13 NOR SPRING RETURN FLIGHT RESERVATIONS FOR PRIOR TO SATURDAY,  MAY 16.

2.) ALL DATES MENTIONED ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.