Spain academic calendar 2017 - 2018

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY – Spain program

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: 2017-2018

 AUGUST 21 2017 Monday

 Departure for Madrid

 22 Tuesday

 Arrival in Madrid. All students must be at the Meeting Point of Terminal 1  of the Madrid Barajas Airport on August 22 at 10:30AM for  transportation to Salamanca.

 26 Saturday

 Last day of orientation, transportation to Segovia villages, beginning of  village homestays. Various class days in Segovia TO BE ANNOUNCED

 SEPTEMBER

 8 Friday

 End of village phase, class and final exam in Segovia, transportation to  Madrid, lodging with families begins

 11 Monday - 13 Wednesday

 Program orientation, Introduction to Madrid, lectures and activities

 14 Thursday

 First semester classes begin

 23 Saturday

 Scheduled program excursion

 OCTOBER

 12 Thursday – 15 Sunday

 Scheduled program excursion

 National Holiday October 12: Día de la Hispanidad & El Pilar

 23 Monday - 27 Friday

 Mid-term examinations, classes continue

 NOVEMBER

 1 Wednesday 

 National Holiday November 1: All Saint’s Day

 9 Thursday – 11 Saturday

 Scheduled program excursion (group returns to Madrid on Saturday)

 Holiday in Madrid November 9: La Almudena

DECEMBER 

5 Tuesday       

 Last day of classes

 6 Wednesday

 National Holiday December 6: Celebración de La Constitución

 7 Thursday 

 Free day

 8 Friday          

 National Holiday: La Inmaculada Concepción

 11 Monday -15 Friday

 Final examinations

 16 Saturday - 7 Sunday, Jan.

 Christmas vacation, year students

 16 Saturday    

 End of program for fall-only students

 17 Sunday       

 Last day of homestays and return flights to U.S. All fall-only students must leave the host home this day. See program norms.

 JANUARY 6, 2018

 Saturday

 National Holiday: Epiphany (equivalent of Christmas day, family gift exchange)

 8 Monday

 Semester-long internships for year students begin (class schedule during  internship period to be arranged).

 8 Monday

 Departure for Madrid, spring-only students

 9 Tuesday 

 Arrival in Madrid. All spring-only students must be at the Meeting Point of  Terminal 1 of the Madrid Barajas Airport on January 9 at 10:30AM for  transportation to Salamanca.

 13 Saturday

 Last day of orientation, beginning of Salamanca small-city phase, spring-  only students. Various class days in Salamanca TO BE ANNOUNCED

 26 Friday

 End of small city phase, transportation to Madrid, lodging with families  begins, spring-only students

 29 Monday - 2 Friday, Feb.

 Program orientation, Introduction to Madrid, lectures and activities, spring-  only students. Scheduled program excursion February 2 (spring-only  students)

 FEBRUARY

 29 Monday, Jan - 2 Friday

 Program orientation, Introduction to Madrid, lectures and activities, spring-  only students. Scheduled program excursion February 2 (spring-only  students)

 5 Monday

 Second semester classes begin for all students

 MARCH

 2 Friday - 4 Sunday

 Scheduled program excursion

 12 Monday - 16 Friday

 Mid-term examinations, classes continue

 24 Saturday - 2 Monday, Apr.

 Spring vacation (Semana Santa)

APRIL

 3 Tuesday

 

 Classes resume

 19 Thursday -  22 Sunday

 Scheduled program excursion

 30 Monday

 Free day

 MAY

 1 Tuesday

 

 National Holiday May 1: Día del Trabajo

 2 Wednesday 

 Holiday in Madrid: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid

 4 Friday

 Last day of classes

 7 Monday - 11 Friday

 Final examinations

 12 Saturday

 Program ends.

 13 Sunday

 Last day of homestays and return flights to the U.S. All students must leave  the host home this day. See program norms.

NOTE:  the St. Lawrence Program in Spain can observe only Spanish holidays and vacation periods. It is expected that the family and friends of the students adhere to this calendar and limit their visits to Spain to the announced vacation periods (Christmas and Easter). Visits when class is in session, during exam periods and during excursions disrupt the student’s routine and the normal flow of program activities. Please refer to the General Information and Norms of Behavior regarding unexcused absences and how they affect final grades. Although the dates of the excursions are reasonably firm, unforeseen circumstances may force a change in any given excursion once the semester is under way. Also, since the areas of the country and/or the cities visited often vary from year to year, they will be announced at the beginning of each semester, and not beforehand. Excursion destinations are not repeated from one semester to another. Therefore, you should not rely on hearsay regarding destinations.