Spain Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020 | St. Lawrence University Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies

Spain Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

 

AUGUST

27 Tuesday

Departure for Madrid

 

28 Wednesday

Arrival in Madrid. All students must be at the Meeting Point of Terminal 1 of the Madrid Barajas Airport on August 28 at 10:30AM for transportation to Salamanca. Orientation in Salamanca, Spain

31 Saturday

Last day of orientation in Salamanca

SEPTEMBER

1 Sunday

Transportation to Málaga, lodging with families begins

2 Monday - 12 Thursday

Intensive Language & Culture course at the University of Málaga

13 Friday

End of the Intensive Course, transportation to Madrid, lodging with families begins

16 Monday -  18 Wednesday

Program orientation, Introduction to Madrid, lectures and activities

19 Thursday

First semester classes begin

28 Saturday

Scheduled program excursion

OCTOBER

12 Saturday 

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

21 Monday -  25 Friday

Mid-term examinations, classes continue during mid-term exam week

26 Saturday - 3 Sunday, Nov.

Fall break. National Holiday November 1: All Saint’s Day

NOVEMBER

4 Monday

Classes resume    

9 Saturday

Holiday in Madrid November 9: La Almudena

15 Friday -  17 Sunday

Scheduled program excursion

DECEMBER

6 Friday          

National Holiday: celebration of Día de la Constitución

9 Monday       

National Holiday: celebration of La Inmaculada Concepción (Dec. 8)

13 Friday

Last day of classes

16 Monday -   

20 Friday

Final examinations

21 Saturday -  6 Monday, Jan.

Christmas vacation, year students

21 Saturday    

End of program for fall-only students

Sunday 22nd

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 Monday       

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

7 Tuesday      

Semester-long internships for year students begin (class schedule during internship period to be arranged). Departure for Madrid, spring-only students

8 Wednesday

Arrival in Madrid. All spring-only students must be at the Meeting Point of Terminal 1 of the Madrid Barajas Airport on January 8 at 10:30AM for transportation to Salamanca. Orientation in Salamanca, Spain

 

11 Saturday

Last day of orientation in Salamanca, spring-only students

12 Sunday

Transportation to Málaga, lodging with families begins, spring-only students

13 Monday -  23 Thursday

Intensive Language & Culture course at the University of Málaga, spring-only students

24 Friday

End of the Intensive Course, transportation to Madrid, lodging with families begins, spring-only students

27 Monday -  30 Thursday        

Program orientation, Introduction to Madrid, lectures and activities, spring-only students

31 Friday

Free day, spring-only students

FEBRUARY

3 Monday       

Second semester classes begin for all students

15 Saturday

Scheduled program excursion

MARCH

9 Monday -13 Friday

Mid-term examinations, classes continue during mid-term exam week

21 Saturday -23 Monday

 

Scheduled program excursion

APRIL

4 Saturday - 13 Monday

Spring break (Semana Santa)

14 Tuesday

Classes resume

30 Thursday   

Last day of classes

MAY

1 Friday

National Holiday May 1: Día del Trabajo

2 Saturday

Holiday in Madrid: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid

4 Monday - 8 Friday

Final examinations

9 Saturday

Program ends

10 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 (Fall Break, 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.