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Field Research & Internship, Paris
Fall 2019-20
Event
Date
Fall Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date August 16, 2019
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ August 19, 2019​
Courses   August 20-September 20, 2019
Break​ September 23-27, 2019​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​​ September 30-December 20, 2019​
​Independent Field Research Paper due ​December 20, 2019, 2019
Last Day of Spring Program (may depart the following day) December 20, 2019

 
Field Research & Internship, Paris
Spring 2019-20
Event
Date
Spring Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date January 17, 2020
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ January 20, 2020​
Courses   January 21-February 21, 2020
Break​ February 24-28, 2020​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​​ March 2-May 22, 2020​
​Independent Field Research Paper due ​May 22, 2020
Last Day of Spring Program (may depart the following day) May 22, 2020

 
Field Research & Internship, Strasbourg
Fall 2019-20
Event
Date
Fall Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date August 16, 2019
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ August 20, 2019​
Courses   August 21-September 20, 2019
Break​ September 23-27, 2019​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​​ September 30-December 20, 2019​
​Independent Field Research Paper due ​December 20, 2019, 2019
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day) December 20, 2019

 
Field Research & Internship, Strasbourg
Spring 2019-20
Event
Date
Spring Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date January 17, 2020
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ January 21, 2020​
Courses   January 22-February 21, 2020
Break​ February 24-28, 2020​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​​ March 2-May 22, 2020​
​Independent Field Research Paper due ​May 22, 2020
Last Day of Spring Program (may depart the following day) May 22, 2020

 
Language & Culture, UC Center Paris
2019-20
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 19, 2019; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 20-22, 2019
Language Practicum  August 23-September 6, 2019
Fall Semester Begins  September 9, 2019
Midterms  October 21-25, 2019
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 28 - November 3, 2019
Armistice Day (No Classes) ​ November 11, 2019
Make up classes​  November 15, 2019​
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 9-13, 2019**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 14, 2019**

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
Summer 2019-20
 
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.

**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 18, 2019* 
Mandatory Orientation June 19, 2019
Classes Start June 20, 2019
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 22, 2019
Final Exams (1st French Course for Intensive track)​ ​July 4, 2019
Bastille Day ​July 14, 2019
Excursion: Monet's house & gardens at Giverny + La Roche-Guyon (mandatory) ​July 24, 2019
Make-up French classes​ ​July 26, 2019
Final Exams (French & Culture Courses for both tracks) July 31-August 1, 2019
End of Program August 3, 2019**
Move out of Housing August 3, 2019

 
Only in Paris, UC Center Paris
2019-20
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 19, 2019; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 20-22, 2019
Language Practicum  August 23-September 6, 2019
Fall Semester Begins  September 9, 2019
Midterms  October 21-25, 2019
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 28 - November 3, 2019
Armistice Day (No Classes) ​ November 11, 2019
Make up classes​  November 15, 2019​
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 9-13, 2019**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 14, 2019**

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris
2019-20
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 20, 2019
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 21, 2019, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 23-30, 2019
Fall Semester Begins September 2, 2019
Group Dinner​ September 24, 2019
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) ​October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 2019
Fall Break (no classes) October 27-November 3, 2019
Final Exams
December 9-19, 2019​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 20, 2019
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 20, 2019-January 26, 2020
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 14, 2020
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 15, 2020
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 17-24, 2020
Spring Semester Begins January 27, 2020
Group Dinner February 4, 2020
Spring Break​ ​February 22-March 2, 2020
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 2020​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 13, 2020
Public Holidays​ ​May 1 & 8, 2020
Final Exams​ ​May 9-15, 2020
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 16, 2020

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po, Reims
2019-20
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 21, 2019
UC-Specific Orientation for Fall and Year students (mandatory) August 22, 2019
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 23-30, 2019
Fall Semester Begins September 2, 2019
Group Lunch​ September 25, 2019​
Midterm Exams (note: these fall on Saturdays) ​October 12, 19, 26, November 19, 2019
Fall Break (no classes) October 28-November 3, 2019
Make up courses​ ​December 2-7, 2019
Final Exams
December 9-19, 2019​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 20, 2019
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 21, 2019-January 19, 2020
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 15, 2020
UC-Specific Orientation for Spring-only students (mandatory) January 16, 2020
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 17-24, 2020
Spring Semester Begins January 27, 2020
Group Lunch February 5, 2020
Spring Break​ ​February 24-March 1, 2020
Midterm Exams ​ March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 2020​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 13, 2020
Public Holidays​ ​May 1 & 8, 2020
Final Exams​ ​TBA
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 16, 2020

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2019-20
Event
Date
Pre-ILP+Fall/Year Official Arrival and Start Date June 18, 2019
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 19, 2019
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 20 - August 3, 2019

 
Social Justice and Activism in France, UC Center Paris
2019-20
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  January 6, 2020; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientation  January 7, 2020
Classes Begin  January 8, 2020
Internship Workshop (for students in internships)​  January 10, 2020​
Excursion to Fontainebleau​  January 11, 2020​
Midterms  February 10-14, 2020
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  March 16-20, 2020**
Farewell Reception​ ​ March 19, 2020
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  March 21, 2020**

Coursework in French & English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne & DEFLE
2019-20
 
Event
Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2019 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 20, 2019
Mandatory Orientation August 21 and 26, 2019
French Language Placement Test August 23, 2019
Excursions​ August 22, 23, September 4, 2019​
Intensive Language Program​ August 26-September 6, 2019​
Last Day of Fall Program December 21, 2019
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2020
Mandatory Orientation January 3, 2020 (tentative)
French Language Placement Test​ ​January 3, 2020 (tentative)
Intensive Language Program January 6-11, 2020 (tentative) 
Excursion Mid January & Mid April, 2020
Dinner TBA
Last Day of Year and Spring Programs May 31, 2020*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I  Early September- Late December, 2019
Fall Break Late October-Early November, 2019
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020 
Exams Mid December 2019-Mid January, 2020**
Semester II: (L1) Late January-Late May, 2020 
Semester II: (L2) Late January-Early May, 2020
Semester II: (L3) Early January-Early May, 2020
Winter Break Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
Exams May, 2020
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Early September-Late December, 2019
Fall Break Late October-Early November, 2019
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020  
Exams Late December, 2019 and Early January, 2020
Semester II Classes Mid January-Mid May 18, 2020 
Winter Break Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
Exams Late April-Late May, 2020
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Late September-Late December, 2019
Fall Break​ Late October-Early November, 2019
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020  
Exams January, 2020**
Semester II Classes Late January-Late April, 2020
Winter Break​ ​Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
Exams Late April-Mid May, 2020
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Early September-Late December, 2019
Fall Break Late October-Early November, 2019
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020  
Exams Mid December, 2019, Early January, 2020**
Semester II Classes Mid January-Late April, 2020 
Winter Break Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
Exams :ate April-Mid May, 2020 
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 9-December 21, 2019
Fall Break October 26-November 3, 2019
Exams December 12-20, 2019
Holiday Break December 21, 2019-January 6, 2020 
Semester II Classes January 13-May 13, 2020
Winter Break February 29-March 8, 2020
Spring Break April 19-26, 2020
Exams April 27-May 13, 2020

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut National Polytechnique*
2019-20
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Early September, 2019 to Late January, 2020
Fall Break Late October-Early November, 2019
Exams Late Jan 2020**
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020 
Semester II Classes Early January-Late May, 2020
Winter Break Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
Exams Early to Mid June 2020

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​

DEFLE
2019-20

Event
Date
Semester I Classes Mid September-Mid December, 2019
Fall Break Late October-Early November, 2019
Exams Late December, 2019 
Holiday Break Late December, 2019-Early January, 2020 
Semester II Classes  Late January-Mid May, 2020
Winter Break Late February-Early March, 2020
Spring Break Late April, 2020
DEFLE Exams Mid May, 2020
 

 
University of Lyon
2019-20
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 21, 2019; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientation​ ​August 21 & 25, 2019
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ August 22 & 23, 2019​
French Language Placement Test August 26, 2019
Intensive Language Program August 26-September 6, 2019
Start of Fall Academic Term
at Sciences Po and Lyon 2
September 9, 2019
Fall Break October 26-November 3, 2019
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)  December 20, 2019
Fall Exams (for Year students*)​ December 16-20, 2019 & January 7-17, 2020​
Holiday Break December 21, 2019-January 5, 2020
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 2, 2020; no later than 5pm 
Mandatory Orientation​ January 2 & 5, 2020​
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ January 3, 2020
French Language Placement Test​ January 6, 2020​
Intensive Language Program​ January 6-17, 2020​
Start of Spring Academic Term at Sciences Po and Lyon 2 ​ January 20, 2020​
Winter Break February 29-March 8, 2020
Spring Break April 25-May 3, 2020
Spring Exams at Lyon 2 May 4-20, 2020
Spring Exams at Sciences Po Mid May, 2020
Last Day of Year Program (may depart the following day) May 30, 2020 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.

 
Field Research & Internship, Paris
Spring 2018-19
Event
Date
Spring Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date January 18, 2019
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ January 21, 2019​
Courses   January 22-February 22, 2019
Break​ February 25-March 1, 2019​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​ March 4-May 24, 2019​
Independent Field Research Paper due​​ May 24, 2019
Last Day of Spring Program and Departure Date May 25, 2019

 
Field Research & Internship, Strasbourg
Spring 2018-19
Event
Date
Spring Semester Official UCEAP Arrival Date January 18, 2019
Mandatory IFE Orientation​ January 22, 2019​
Courses   January 23-February 22, 2019
Break​ February 25-March 1, 2019​
Internship period including European seminar and guided independent field research paper​​ March 4-May 24, 2019​
Independent Field Research Paper due​ May 24, 2019​
Last Day of Spring Program and Departure Date May 25, 2019

 
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
2018-19
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 20, 2018; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 21-23, 2018
Language Practicum  August 24-September 7, 2018
Fall Semester Begins  September 10, 2018
Midterms  October 22-26, 2018
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 29 - November 4, 2018
Armistice Day ​ November 11, 2018
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 10-14, 2018**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 15, 2018**

 
Language & Culture, UC Center Paris
Fall 2018-19
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 20, 2018; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 21-23, 2018
Language Practicum  August 24-September 7, 2018
Fall Semester Begins  September 10, 2018
Midterms  October 22-26, 2018
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 29 - November 4, 2018
Armistice Day ​ November 11, 2018
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 10-14, 2018**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 15, 2018**

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Fall 2018-19
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 21, 2018
Mandatory Orientation August 22 and 27, 2018
French Language Placement Test August 24, 2018
Excursions​ August 23, 24, September 5, 2018​
Stage Intensif Language Program August 27-September 7, 2018
Fall Courses Begin September 10, 2018 (tentative)
Mid-semester Break​ October 29-November 4, 2018 (tentative)
End of Fall Program* December 22, 2018

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Fall 2018-19
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 21, 2018
Mandatory Orientation August 22 and 27, 2018
French Language Placement Test August 24, 2018
Excursions​ August 23, 24, September 5, 2018​
Stage Intensif Language Program August 27-September 7, 2018
Fall Courses Begin September 10, 2018 (tentative)
Mid-semester Break​ October 29-November 4, 2018 (tentative)
End of Fall Program* December 22, 2018

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring 2018-19
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2019
Orientation January 3, 2019 (tentative)
French Language Placement Test​ January 3, 2019​ (tentative)
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2019 (tentative)
Excursion​ TBA
Spring Courses Begin​ TBA
Winter Break​ TBA
Spring Break​ TBA
End of Spring Program* May 31, 2019*

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring 2018-19
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2019
Orientation January 3, 2019 (tentative)
French Language Placement Test​ January 3, 2019​ (tentative)
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2019 (tentative)
Excursion​ TBA
Spring Courses Begin​ TBA
Winter Break​ TBA
Spring Break​ TBA
End of Spring Program* May 31, 2019*

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
Summer 2018-19
 
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.

**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 19, 2018* 
Mandatory Orientation June 20, 2018
Classes Start June 21, 2018
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 23, 2018
Final Exams (1st French Course for Intensive & Pre-ILP)​ ​July 5, 2018
Bastille Day ​July 14, 2018
Excursion: Monet's house & gardens at Giverny + La Roche-Guyon (mandatory) ​July 25, 2018
Make-up French classes​ ​July 27, 2018
Final Exams (French & Culture Courses for all tracks) August 1-2, 2018
End of Program August 4, 2018**
Move out of Housing August 4, 2018

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
2018-19
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 21, 2018
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 22, 2018, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 24-31, 2018
Fall Semester Begins September 3, 2018
Group Dinner​ September 25, 2018
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) ​October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 2018
Fall Break (no classes) October 28-November 4, 2018
Final Exams
December 10-20, 2018​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 21, 2018
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 21, 2017-January 27, 2019
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 15, 2019
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 16, 2019
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 18-27, 2019
Spring Semester Begins January 28, 2019
Group Dinner February 5, 2019 
Spring Break​ ​February 24-March 2, 2019
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 2019​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 22, 2019
Public Holidays​ ​May 1 & 8, 2019
Final Exams​ ​May 9-17, 2019
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 17, 2019

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po, Reims
2018-19
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 22, 2018
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 23, 2018
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 24-31, 2018
Fall Semester Begins September 3, 2018
Group Lunch​ September 26, 2018​
Midterm Exams (note: these fall on Saturdays) ​October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 2018
Fall Break (no classes) October 29-November 4, 2018
Make up courses​ ​December 3-8, 2018
Final Exams
December 10-20, 2018​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 21, 2018
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 21-January 21, 2019
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 16, 2019
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 17, 2019
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 18-25, 2019
Spring Semester Begins January 28, 2019
Group Lunch February 6, 2019 
Spring Break​ ​February 25-March 3, 2019
Midterm Exams ​ March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 2019​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 22, 2019
Public Holidays​ ​May 1 & 8, 2019
Final Exams​ ​May 9-17, 2019
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 17, 2019

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2018-19
Event
Date
Pre-ILP+Fall/Year Official Arrival and Start Date June 19, 2018
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 20, 2018
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 20 - August 4, 2018

Coursework in French & English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne & DEFLE
2018-19
 
Event
Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2019 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 21, 2018
Mandatory Orientation August 22 and 24, 2018
French Language Placement Test August 24, 2018
Excursions​ August 23, 27, September 5, 2018​
Intensive Language Program​ August 27-September 7, 2018​
Last Day of Fall Program December 22, 2018
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2019
Mandatory Orientation January 3, 2019  
French Language Placement Test​ ​January 3, 2019
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2019
Excursion Mid January, 2019
Dinner Mid February, 2019
Last Day of Year and Spring Programs May 18, 2019*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I  September 3-December 22, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Holiday Break December 23, 2018-January 6, 2019 
Exams Mid December 2018-Mid January, 2019**
Semester II: (L1) January 22-May 31, 2019 
Semester II: (L2) January 21-May 10, 2019
Semester II: (L3) January 7-May 3, 2019
Winter Break February 24-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 21-28, 2019
Exams May, 2019
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 10-December 22, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Holiday Break December 23, 2018-January 6, 2019  
Exams December 17-22, 2018 and January 7-11, 2019
Semester II Classes January 14-May 18, 2019 
Winter Break February 23-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 20-28, 2019
Exams April 29-May 18, 2019
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 17-December 22, 2018
Fall Break​ October 27-November 5, 2018
Holiday Break December 22, 2018-January 6, 2019  
Exams January 7-17, 2019**
Semester II Classes January 21-April 20, 2019
Winter Break​ ​February 23-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 21-28, 2019
Exams April 29-May 14, 2019
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 3-December 22, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Holiday Break December 23, 2018-January 6, 2019  
Exams December 10-21, 2018, January 7-11, 2019**
Semester II Classes January 14-April 28, 2019 
Winter Break February 23-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 21-28, 2019
Exams April 29-May 14, 2019 
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 10-December 22, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Exams December 13-20, 2018
Holiday Break December 20, 2018-January 6, 2019 
Semester II Classes January 7-May 16, 2019
Winter Break February 23-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 13-28, 2019
Exams April 29-May 16, 2019

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut National Polytechnique*
2018-19
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 4, 2018 to Late Jan, 2019
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Exams Late Jan 2019**
Holiday Break December 23, 2018-January 6, 2019 
Semester II Classes January 4-May 31, 2019
Winter Break February 23-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 21-28, 2019
Exams Early to Mid June 2019

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​

DEFLE
2018-19

Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 17-December 12, 2018
Fall Break October 29-November 4, 2018
Exams December 17-22, 2018 
Holiday Break December 23, 2018-January 7, 2019 
Semester II Classes  January 28-May 18, 2019
Winter Break February 25-March 3, 2019
Spring Break April 15-28, 2019
DEFLE Exams May 13-18, 2019
 

 
University of Lyon
2018-19
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 29, 2018; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientation​ ​August 29-September 2, 2018
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ August 30 & 31, 2018​
French Language Placement Test September 3, 2018
Intensive Language Program September 3-14, 2018
Start of Fall Academic Term
at Sciences Po and Lyon 2
September 17, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 4, 2018
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)  December 21, 2018
Fall Exams (for Year students*)​ January 4-19, 2019*​
Holiday Break December 21, 2018-January 3, 2019
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 2, 2019; no later than 5pm 
Mandatory Orientation​ January 2-6, 2019​
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ January 3 & 4, 2019
French Language Placement Test​ January 4, 2019​
Intensive Language Program​ January 4-18, 2019​
Start of Spring Academic Term at Sciences Po and Lyon 2 ​ January 21, 2019​
Winter Break February 16-24, 2019
Spring Break April 13-22, 2019
Spring Exams at Lyon 2 May 6-18, 2019
Spring Exams at Sciences Po Mid May, 2019
Last Day of Year Program (may depart the following day) May 30, 2019 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.

 
University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English
2018-19
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 27, 2018
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​August 28, 2018, 10:30am
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation Begins​​ August 29, 2018, 9am​
Integration Period​ August 29-September 7, 2018​
Fall Courses Begin September 10, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 3, 2018
Exam Period​ November 26-December 7, 2018​
Departure Date for Fall Program                          December 8, 2018
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date​ January 3, 2019
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ January 4, 2019, 9am
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​January 5, 2019, 11:30am (This is a Saturday)
Integration Period​ January 4-11, 2019​
Spring Courses Begin​ January 14, 2019​
Spring Break February 17-24, 2019
Exam Period​ April 1-12, 2019
Departure Date for Spring and Year Programs April 13, 2019

 
University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English
2018-19
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 27, 2018
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​August 28, 2018, 10:30am
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation Begins​​ August 29, 2018, 9am​
Integration Period​ August 29-September 7, 2018​
Fall Courses Begin September 10, 2018
Fall Break October 27-November 3, 2018
Exam Period​ November 26-December 7, 2018​
Departure Date for Fall Program                          December 8, 2018
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date​ January 3, 2019
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ January 4, 2019, 9am
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​January 5, 2019, 11:30am (This is a Saturday)
Integration Period​ January 4-11, 2019​
Spring Courses Begin​ January 14, 2019​
Spring Break February 17-24, 2019
Exam Period​ April 1-12, 2019
Departure Date for Spring and Year Programs April 13, 2019

 
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
2017-18
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.
**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 21, 2017; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 22-24, 2017
Language Practicum  August 25-September 8, 2017
Fall Semester Begins  September 11, 2017
Midterms  October 23-27, 2017
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 28 - November 5, 2017
Armistice Day ​ November 11, 2017
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 11-15, 2017**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 16, 2017**

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
2017-18
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 23, 2017
Mandatory Orientation August 23 and 28, 2017
French Language Placement Test August 25, 2017
Excursions​ August 25, September 2, September 6, 2017​
Stage Intensif August 28-September 8, 2017
Fall Courses Begin September 11, 2017
Mid-semester Break​ October 30-November 5, 2017
End of Fall Program* December 23, 2017

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring 2017-18
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2018
Orientation January 3, 2018
French Language Placement Test​ January 3, 2018​
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2018
Excursion​ January 12, 2018
Spring Courses Begin​ January 29, 2018
Winter Break​ February 19-25, 2018​
Spring Break​ April 9-22, 2018​
End of Spring Program* May 18, 2018*

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
2017-18
 
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.

**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 20, 2017* 
Mandatory Orientation June 21, 2017
Classes Start June 22, 2017
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 24, 2017
Final Exams (1st French Course for Intensive & Pre-ILP)​ ​July 6, 2017
Bastille Day ​July 14, 2017
Excursion: Monet's house & gardens at Giverny + La Roche-Guyon (mandatory) ​July 26, 2017
Make-up French classes​ ​July 28, 2017
Final Exams (French & Culture Courses for all tracks) August 2-3, 2017
End of Program August 5, 2017**
Move out of Housing August 5, 2017

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
2017-18
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 23, 2017
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 24, 2017, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 25-September 2, 2017
Fall Semester Begins (on a Saturday) September 2, 2017
Group Dinner​ September 26 or 27, 2018
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) ​October 14, 21, 28, and November 18, 2017
Fall Break (no classes) October 30-November 5, 2017
Final Exams
December 11-21, 2017​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 22, 2017
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 23, 2017-January 26, 2018
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 17, 2018
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 18, 2018, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 19-26, 2018
Spring Semester Begins (on a Saturday) January 27, 2018
Group Dinners February 6, 7, 2018
Spring Break​ ​February 26-March 4, 2018
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) March 17, 24, April 7, and 14, 2018​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 2, 2018
Public Holidays​ ​May 1, 8 & 10, 2018
Final Exams​ ​May 11-18, 2018
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 19, 2018

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2017-18
Event
Date
Pre-ILP+Fall/Year Official Arrival and Start Date June 20, 2017
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 21, 2017
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 22 - August 5, 2017

Coursework in French & English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne & DEFLE
2017-18
 
Event
Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2018 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 23, 2017
Mandatory Orientation August 24 and 28, 2017
French Language Placement Test August 25, 2017
Excursions​ August 25, September 2, September 6, 2017​
Intensive Language Program​ August 28-September 8, 2017​
Last Day of Fall Program December 23, 2017
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 3, 2018
French Language Placement Test​ ​January 3, 2018
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2018
Excursion January 12, 2018
Dinner February 14, 2018
Last Day of Year and Spring Programs May 18, 2018*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I  September 4-December 23, 2017
Fall Break October 28-November 5, 2017
Christmas Break December 23, 2017-January 7, 2018 
Exams Early Jan 2018**
Semester II: (L1) January 22-May 31, 2018 
Semester II: (L2) January 15-May 31, 2018
Semester II: (L3) January 8-May 31, 2018
Winter Break February 17-25, 2018
Spring Break April 14-22, 2018
Exams April 25-May 18, 2018
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 11-December 23, 2017
Fall Break October 29-November 5, 2017
Christmas Break December 23, 2017-January 8, 2018  
Exams December 11-22, 2017 and January 8-12, 2018
Semester II Classes January 15-April 22, 2018 
Winter Break February 18-25, 2018
Spring Break April 15-22, 2018
Exams April 23-May 18, 2018
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 11-December 22, 2017
Fall Break​ October 28-November 5, 2017
Christmas Break December 23, 2017-January 7, 2018  
Exams December 20-22, 2017 and January 8-13, 2018**
Semester II Classes January 15-April 13, 2018
Winter Break​ ​February 17-25, 2018
Spring Break April 14-22, 2018
Exams April 23-May 9, 2018
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 4-December 23, 2017
Fall Break October 29-November 5, 2017
Christmas Break December 23, 2017-January 7, 2018  
Exams December 18, 2017-January 16, 2018**
Semester II Classes January 16-April 30, 2018 
Winter Break February 18-25, 2018
Spring Break April 15-22, 2018
Exams May 2-24, 2018 
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 11-December 22, 2017
Fall Break October 28-November 5, 2017
Exams December 16-21, 2017
Winter Break December 23, 2017-January 8, 2018 
Semester II Classes January 15-May 17, 2018
Winter Break February 17-25, 2018
Spring Break April 14-29, 2018
Exams April 30-May 16, 2018

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut National Polytechnique*
2017-18
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 5, 2017 to Late Jan, 2018
Fall Break October 28-November 5, 2017
Exams Late Jan 2018**
Christmas Break December 23-January 8, 2018 
Semester II Classes Mid Jan to May 31, 2018
Winter Break February 17-25, 2018
Spring Break April 15-22, 2018
Exams Early to Mid June 2018

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​

DEFLE
2017-18

Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 18-December 16, 2017
Fall Break October 30-November 5, 2017
Exams December 18-22, 2017 
Christmas Break December 23, 2017-January 7, 2018 
Semester II Classes  January 29-May 12, 2018
Winter Break February 19-25, 2018
Spring Break April 9-22, 2018
DEFLE Exams May 14-18, 2018
 

 
University of Lyon
2017-18
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 30, 2017; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientation​ ​August 30-September 1, 2017
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ August 31 & September 1, 2017​
French Language Placement Test September 1, 2017
Intensive Language Program September 1-15, 2017
Start of Fall Academic Term
at Sciences Po and Lyon 2
September 18, 2017
Fall Break October 28-November 5, 2017
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)  December 22, 2017
Fall Exams (for Year students*)​ January 4-20, 2018*​
Holiday Break December 23, 2017-January 2, 2018
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 2, 2018
Start of Spring Academic Term at Sciences Po and Lyon 2 ​ January 22, 2018​
Winter Break February 17-25, 2018
Spring Break April 14-22, 2018
Spring Exams at Lyon 2 May 14-29, 2018
Spring Exams at Sciences Po May 14-25, 2018
Last Day of Year Program (may depart the following day) May 30, 2018 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.

 
University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English
2017-18
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 28, 2017, by 3pm
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ ​August 30, 2017, 9am
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​August 30, 2017
Integration Period​ August 30-September 8, 2017​
Fall Courses Begin September 11, 2017
Holidays TBA
Exam Period​ November 27-December 8, 2017​
Departure Date for Fall Program                          December 9, 2017
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date​ January 3, 2018
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ January 4, 2018, 9am​
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​January 4, 2018
Integration Period​ January 4-12, 2018​
Spring Courses Begin​ January 15, 2018​
Spring Break February 19-25, 2018
Exam Period​ April 2-13, 2018
Departure Date for Spring and Year Programs April 14, 2018

Advanced Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure
2016-17
Event
Date
 *End dates vary according to department. Students will have a better idea of their individual end dates once the semester begins.​
Official UCEAP Fall Arrival and Start Date September 13, 2015
Mandatory Info Meeting at ENS, followed by welcome reception with French students​ ​September 14, 2015, 8:30 am
Mandatory UC-specific Orientation​ September 15, 2015, 10 am​
Administrative Enrollment​ TBD​
Fall Semester Starts​ ​September 21, 2015
Winter Break​ December 19, 2015-January 4, 2016
End of Fall Pogram* January 25, 2016*
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 26, 2016 (tentative)
Spring Semester Starts​ ​mid-February
Spring Break​ ​TBD
End of Spring Program* July 2, 2016*

 
French & European Politics, University of Lyon
2016-17
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 26, 2016; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientations​ ​August 26-31, 2016
Intensive Language Program​ Stepember 1-10, 2016 (Saturday included)​
Start of Fall and Academic Term September 12, 2016 (tentative)
Holidays October 27 - November 2, 2016 (tentative)
Last Day of Fall Program December 17, 2016
Fall Exams last two weeks of Fall classes
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date​ January 2, 2017; no later than 5pm
Mandatory UCEAP Orientation​ January 2, 2017​
Intensive Language Program​ January 3-13, 2017​
Start of Spring and Academic Term January 16, 2017
Winter Break February 18-26, 2017
Spring Break April 15-23
Last Day of Spring Program May 5, 2017 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
Spring Exams are the last two weeks of Spring classes

 
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
2016-17
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.

**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 22, 2016; 9am to 5pm*
Mandatory Orientations  August 23-25, 2016
Language Practicum  August 26 - September 9, 2016
Fall Semester Begins  September 12, 2016
Midterms  October 24-28, 2016
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 29 - November 6, 2016
Armistice Day (No Classes)​ ​ November 11, 2016
Exceptional Make-Up Classes  TBA
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 12-16, 2016**
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 17, 2016**

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
2016-17
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 17, 2016; 10am - 7pm
Mandatory Orientation August 18, 2016
French Language Placement Test August 19, 2016
Excursion​ August 26, 2016
Stage Intensif August 22 - September 2, 2016
Fall Courses Begin TBA
Mid-semester Break​ TBA
End of Fall Program* December 21, 2016

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring 2016-17
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2017
Orientation January 3, 2017
French Language Placement Test​ January 3, 2017​
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2017
Excursion​ mid-January
Spring Courses Begin​ TBA
Winter Break​ TBA​
Spring Break​ TBA​
End of Spring Program* May 31, 2017*

Language & Culture, University of Lyon
2016-17
Event
Date
* Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 26, 2016; no later than 5 pm
Fall Term August 29 - December 16, 2016
Break October 27 - November 2, 2016
Exams/Last Day of Instruction* December 16, 2016
End of Fall Program                                     December 17, 2016

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
2016-17
 
Event
Date

*Read Arrival Instructions carefully for specific arrival time requirements.

**Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.

Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 14, 2016* 
Mandatory Orientation June 15, 2016
Classes Start June 16, 2016
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 18, 2016
Conference: Ballet by Prof. von Koehler​ ​TBA
Final Exams (1st French Course for Intensive & Pre-ILP)​ ​June 30, 2016
Bastille Day: no class ​July 14, 2016
Makeup Classes from Bastille Day​ July 22, 2016​
Excursion: Versailles (mandatory) ​July 23, 2016
Final Exams (French & Culture Courses for all tracks) July 27-28, 2016**
End of Program July 30, 2016**
Move out of Housing July 30, 2016

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
2016-17
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date August 17, 2016
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 18, 2016, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
August 19-26, 2016
Fall Semester Begins August 29, 2016
Group Dinner​ TBA​
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) ​October 8, 15, and 22, November 5, 2016
Fall Break (no classes) October 24-30, 2016
Public Holiday (no classes)​ November 11, 2016​
Final Exams
December 5 - 15, 2016​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)​ December 16, 2016
Winter Break for Year-long Participants​ ​December 17, 2016-January 20, 2017
Spring Program Official Arrival Date January 11, 2017
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 12, 2017, 2-4 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
January 13-20, 2017
Spring Semester Begins January 21, 2017
Group Dinner TBA 
Spring Break​ ​February 13-19, 2017
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017​
Easter Holiday (no classes) April 17, 2017
Public Holidays​ ​May 1 & 8, 2017
Final Exams​ ​May 2-17, 2017
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 20, 2017

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2016-17
Event
Date
Pre-ILP+Fall/Year Official Arrival and Start Date June 14, 2016
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 15, 2016
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 16 - July 30, 2016

Coursework in French & English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne & DEFLE
2016-17
 
Event
Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2017 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 17, 2016
Mandatory Orientation August 18, 2016
French Language Placement Test August 19, 2016
Excursion August 26, 2016
Intensive Language Program August 22-September 2, 2016
Last Day of Fall Program December 21, 2016
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 2, 2017
Mandatory Orientation January 3, 2017
French Language Placement Test​ ​January 3, 2017
Intensive Language Program January 4-11, 2017
Excursion January 13, 2017
Dinner February 8, 2017
Last Day of Year and Spring Programs End of May 2017*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I  Early Sept to Late Dec 2016
Fall Break TBA
Christmas Break Late Dec to Early Jan 
Exams Early Jan 2017**
Semester II: (L1) Mid Jan to Early June 
Semester II: (L2) Mid Jan to Late April
Semester II: (L3) Early Jan to Late April
Winter Break TBA
Spring Break TBA
Exams Early to mid May
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 5-December 17, 2016
Fall Break October 27-November 2, 2016
Christmas Break December 18, 2016-January 2, 2017 
Exams December 12-16, 2016 + January 3-13, 2017**
Semester II Classes January 9-April 14, 2017 
Winter Break February 18-26, 2017
Spring Break April 15-23, 2017
Exams April 24-May 5, 2017
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 12-December 21, 2016
Fall Break​ October 27-November 2, 2016
Christmas Break December 21, 2016-January 2, 2017 
Exams December 12-21, 2016 + January 3-13, 2017**
Semester II Classes January 16-Apirl 15, 2017
Winter Break​ ​February 25-March 5, 2017
Spring Break April 15-23, 2017
Exams April 24-May 9, 2017
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 12-December 17, 2016
Fall Break October 27-November 2, 2016
Christmas Break December 18, 2016-January 2, 2017 
Exams January 3-21, 2017**
Semester II Classes January 23-April 29, 2017 
Winter Break February 18-26, 2017
Spring Break April 15-23, 2017
Exams May 2-23, 2017 
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 12-December 15, 2016
Fall Break October 27-November 2, 2016 
Exams December 10-15, 2016
Winter Break December 16, 2016-January 4, 2017 
Semester II Classes January 9-April 15, 2017
Winter Break February 18-26, 2017
Spring Break April 15-May 1, 2017
Exams May 2-12, 2017

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut National Polytechnique*
2016-17
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Early Sept to Late Jan
Fall Break TBA
Exams Late Jan 2017**
Christmas Break Late Dec to Early Jan 
Semester II Classes Mid Jan to Mid June 
Winter Break TBA
Spring Break TBA
Exams Early to Mid June

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​

DEFLE
2016-17

Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 12-December 17, 2016
Fall Break October 31-November 16, 2016
Exams December 12-16, 2016 
Christmas Break December 19, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Semester II Classes  January 23-May 19, 2017
Winter Break February 27-March 5, 2017
Spring Break April 17-May 1, 2017
DEFLE Exams May 15-19, 2017
 

 
University of Lyon
2016-17
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 26, 2016; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientation​ ​August 26-30, 2016
Mandatory General Academic Meetings​ August 29 & 30, 2016​
French Language Placement Test September 1, 2016
Intensive Language Program September 1-9, 2016 (including mandatory ILP on Saturday, September 3, 2016)
Start of Fall Academic Term
at Sciences Po and Lyon 2
September 12, 2016
Fall Break October 27-November 2, 2016
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day)  December 22, 2016
Fall Exams (for Year students*)​ January 2-13, 2017*​
Holiday Break December 23, 2016-January 1, 2017
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 2, 2017
Start of Spring Academic Term at Lyon 2​ January 16, 2017​
Winter Break February 18-26, 2017
Spring Break April 15-23, 2017
Spring Exams at Lyon 2 May 8-20, 2017
Spring Exams at Sciences Po May 9-24, 2017
Last Day of Year Program (may depart the following day) May 30, 2017 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.

 
University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English
2016-17
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 29, 2016, 9am - 3pm
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ ​August 31, 2016, 10am
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​August 31, 2016
Integration Period​ August 31-September 9, 2016​
Fall Courses Begin September 12, 2016
Holidays October 27-November 2, 2016
Exam Period​ November 28-December 9, 2016​
Departure Date for Fall Program                          December 10, 2016
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date​ January 3, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ January 4, 2017, 2pm​
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​January 4, 2017, 11:30am
Integration Period​ January 4-13, 2017​
Spring Courses Begin​ January 16, 2017​
Spring Break February 18-26, 2017  
Exam Period​ April 3-14, 2017​
Departure Date for Spring and Year Programs April 15, 2017

Advanced Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure
2015-16
Event
Date
 *End dates vary according to department. Students will have a better idea of their individual end dates once the semester begins.​
Official UCEAP Fall Arrival and Start Date September 13, 2015
Mandatory Info Meeting at ENS, followed by welcome reception with French students​ ​September 14, 2015, 8:30 am
Mandatory UC-specific Orientation​ September 15, 2015, 10 am​
Administrative Enrollment​ TBD​
Fall Semester Starts​ ​September 21, 2015
Winter Break​ December 19, 2015-January 4, 2016
End of Fall Pogram* January 25, 2016*
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 26, 2016 (tentative)
Spring Semester Starts​ ​mid-February
Spring Break​ ​TBD
End of Spring Program* July 2, 2016*

 
French & European Politics, University of Lyon
2015-16
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 26, 2015; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientations​ ​August 26-30, 2015 and September 9, 2015, 9am
Intensive Language Program​ Stepember 1-12, 2015​
Start of Fall and Academic Term September 14, 2015
Holidays October 24 - November 2, 2015
Last Day of Fall Program (plan to leave the following day) December 18, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Fall Exams*​ January 5-15, 2016​
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date​ January 2, 2016; no later than 5pm
Mandatory UCEAP Orientation​ January 2, 2016​
Intensive Language Program​ January 5-18, 2016​
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Spring Exams TBD
Last Day of Spring Program May 4, 2016 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester students will have to request special early exams.

 
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
2015-16
Event
Date
*Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 24, 2015; 9am to 5pm
Mandatory Orientations  August 25-27, 2015
Language Practicum  August 28 - September 11, 2015
Fall Semester Begins  September 14, 2015
Midterms  October 26-30, 2015
Semester Break (No Classes)  October 31 - November 8, 2015
Armistice Day (No Classes)​ ​ November 11, 2015
Exceptional Make-Up Classes for Nov. 11 holiday​  November 13, 2015
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 14-18, 2015
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 19, 2015

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
2015-16
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 18, 2015; 10am - 7pm
Mandatory Orientation August 19-20, 2015
French Language Placement Test August 21, 2015
Excursion​ August 28, 2015
Stage Intensif August 24 - September 4, 2015
Fall Courses Begin September 14, 2015
Mid-semester Break​ October 24-November 1, 2015​
End of Fall Program* December 18, 2015

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring 2015-16
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date January 3, 2016
Orientation January 4, 2016
French Language Placement Test​ January 4, 2016​
Intensive Language Program January 5-12, 2016
Excursion​ mid-January
Spring Courses Begin​ January 25, 2016​
Winter Break​ February 29-March 6, 2016​
Spring Break​ April 25-May 8, 2016​
End of Spring Program* May 31, 2016*

Language & Culture, University of Lyon
2015-16
Event
Date
* Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date August 28, 2015; no later than 5 pm
Fall Term August 31 - December 18, 2015
Break October 24 - November 1, 2015
Exams/Last Day of Instruction* December 18, 2015
End of Fall Program                                     December 19, 2015

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
2015-16
 
Event
Date
*Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 16, 2015
Mandatory Orientation June 17, 2015
Classes Start June 18, 2015
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 20, 2015
Conference: Ballet by Prof. von Koehler​ ​June 23, 2015
Final Exams (1st French Course for Intensive & Pre-ILP)​ ​July 2, 2015
Bastille Day: no class ​July 14, 2015
Makeup Classes from Bastille Day​ July 24, 2015​
Excursion: Versailles (mandatory) ​July 25, 2015
Final Exams (French & Culture Courses for all tracks) July 29-July 30, 2015
End of Program July 31, 2015
Move out of Housing July 31, 2015

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
2015-16
Event
Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date  August 19, 2015
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
 August 20, 2015, 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
 August 21-28, 2015
Fall Semester Begins  August 31, 2015
Group Dinner​  Week of September 28, 2015, date TBA​
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays)​ ​ October 10, 17, and 31, November 7, 2015
Fall Break (no classes)  October 19-25, 2015
Public Holidays (no classes)​  November 11, 2015​
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day) December 18, 2015
Winter Break for Year-long Participants  December 19, 2015-January 22, 2016
Spring Program Official Arrival Date ​ January 13, 2016
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
 January 14, 2016, 2-4 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)​
 January 15-22, 2016
Spring Semester Begins  January 25, 2016
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays)  February 27, March 12 & 19, April 2, 2016
Spring Break​ ​ February 29-March 6, 2016
Group Dinner​  Week of March 7, 2016, date TBA​
Easter Holiday (no classes)  March 28, 2016
Public Holidays (no classes)  May 5 & 16, 2016
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs
(may depart the following day)
May 21, 2016

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2015-16
Event
Date
Pre-ILP+Fall/Year Official Arrival and Start Date June 16, 2015
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 17, 2015
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 18 - July 31, 2015

Coursework in French & English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne & DEFLE
2015-16
 
Event
Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2016 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 18, 2015
Mandatory Orientation August 19-20, 2015
French Language Placement Test August 21, 2015
Excursion August 28, 2015
Intensive Language Program August 24-September 4, 2015
Last Day of Fall Program December 18, 2015
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 3, 2016
Mandatory Orientation January 4, 2016
French Language Placement Test​ ​January 4, 2016
Intensive Language Program January 5-12, 2016
Excursion January 15, 2016
Dinner January 28, 2016
Last Day of Year and Spring Programs End of May 2016*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I  August 31-December 18, 2015
Fall Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016
Exams December 11-18, 2015 & January 4-15, 2016**
Semester II: (L1) January 18-June 5, 2016 
Semester II: (L2) January 11-April 24, 2016
Semester II: (L3) January 4-April 24, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams May 2-20, 2016
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 7-December 18, 2015
Fall Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016
Exams January 4-8, 2016**
Semester II Classes January 18-April 15, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams May 2-13, 2016
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 14-December 18, 2015
Break​ October 24-November 1, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016
Exams January 4-15, 2016**
Semester II Classes January 18-April 15, 2016
Winter Break​ ​February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams April 25-May 9, 2016
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 14-December 18, 2015
Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016
Exams January 4-22, 2016**
Semester II Classes January 25-April 30, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams May 2-23, 2016 
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 14-December 18, 2015
Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Exams December 12-17, 2015
Winter Break December 19, 2015-January 10, 2016
Semester II Classes January 11-April 16, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams April 25-May 4, 2016

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut National Polytechnique*
2015-16
Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 7, 2015-January 24, 2016
Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Exams January 19-23, 2016**
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 3, 2016
Semester II Classes January 18, 2016-June 12, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 19-24, 2016
Exams June 1-10, 2016

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

***Applicable to Coursework in French students only​

DEFLE
2015-16

Event
Date
Semester I Classes September 14-December 18, 2015
Break October 24-November 1, 2015
Exams December 14-18, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015-January 20, 2016
Semester II Classes  January 25-May 14, 2016
Winter Break February 29-March 6, 2016
Spring Break April 25-May 8, 2016
DEFLE Exams May 17-21, 2016
 

 
University of Lyon
2015-16
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 26, 2015; no later than 5pm
Mandatory Orientation​ ​August 26-30, 2015
General Academic Meeting​ August 31, 2015​
French Language Placement Test September 1, 2015
Intensive Language Program September 1-12, 2015
Start of Fall and Academic Term
at IEP (Institute d'Etudes Politiques) and Lyon 2
September 14, 2015
Holidays October 24 - November 2, 2015
Last Day of Fall Program                          December 19, 2015
Christmas Break December 19, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Fall Exams​ ​January 6-16, 2016*
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 18, 2016
Winter Break February 20-28, 2016
Spring Break April 16-24, 2016
Exams at Lyon 2 May 9-19, 2016
Exams at IEP TBD
Last Day of Year Program June 5, 2016 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.

 
University of Lyon 3 - Coursework in English
2015-16
Event
Date
Fall Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date August 31, 2015, 9am - 3pm
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ ​September 2, 2015, 10am
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​September 2, 2015
Integration Period​ September 3-11, 2015​
Fall Courses Begin September 14, 2015
Holidays October 24-November 1, 2015
Exam Period​ November 30-December 11, 2015​
Last Day of Fall Program                          December 12, 2015
Spring Official UCEAP Arrival & Start Date​ January 4, 2016, 9am - 3pm 
Mandatory Lyon 3 Orientation​ January 6, 2016 ​
Mandatory UC Orientation and Lunch​ ​January 6, 2016
Integration Period​ January 6-15, 2016​
Spring Courses Begin​ January 18, 2016​
Spring Break February 21-28, 2016
Exam Period​ April 4-15, 2016​
Last Day of Spring Program April 16, 2016

Advanced Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure
2014-15
Event Date
 
Official UCEAP Fall Start Date September 9, 2014
UC-specific Orientation​ Sept. 10; 11:30 am​
Info Meeting at ENS​ ​Sept. 10; 3:00 pm
Administrative Enrollment​ Sept. 11; 1:30-5:00pm​
Fall Semester Starts​ ​Sept. 22, 2014
Winter Break​ ​Dec. 20 - Jan. 5, 2015
End of Fall Pogram Late January
Official UCEAP Spring Start Date February 5, 2015
Spring Semester Starts​ ​February 10, 2015
Spring Break​ ​April 18 - May 3, 2015
End of Spring Program June 30, 2015

 
French & European Studies, UC Center Paris
2014-15
Event
Date
*Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date  August 25, 2014; 9 am -5 pm
Orientations  August 26-28, 2014
Language Practicum  August 29-September 12, 2014
Fall Semester Begins  September 15, 2014
Midterms  October 27-31, 2014
Semester Break (No Classes)  November 1-November 11, 2014
Armistice Day (No Classes)​ ​ November 10-11, 2014
Exceptional Make-Up Classes for Nov. 11 holiday​  November 14, 2014
Last Week of Classes and Final Exams  December 15-18, 2014
End of Program/Vacate Program Housing  December 20, 2014

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
2014-15
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official EAP Arrival and Start Date August 19, 2014, 10am-7pm
Orientation August 20-21, 2014
French Language Placement Test August 22, 2014
Excursion​ August 29, 2014
Stage Intensif August 25 - September 5, 2014
Fall Courses Begin September 15, 2014
End of Fall Program* December 19, 2014

Language & Culture, University of Bordeaux
Spring (Extension Only) 2014-15
Event
Date
*Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official EAP Arrival and Start Date Jan. 4, 2015, 10am-7pm
Orientation Jan. 5, 2015
Intensive Language Program Jan. 6-13, 2015
Excursion​ Jan. 16, 2015
End of Fall Program* Late May 2014*

Language & Culture, University of Lyon
2014-15
Event
Date
* Students are not permitted to leave before their final exams.
Official UCEAP Start Date August 29; no later than 5pm
Orientation/Academic Meeting​ ​September 1, 2014
Fall Term September 1- December 20, 2014
Break October 25- November 2, 2014
Exams/Last Day of Instruction* December 19, 2014
End of Fall Program                                     (plan to depart the following day) December 20, 2014

Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
and
Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive Track), UC Center Paris
2014-15
 
Event
Date
*Requests for early exams or departures will not be granted.
Official UCEAP Arrival and Start Date June 16, 2014
Orientation June 17, 2014
Classes Start June 18, 2014
Excursion: Chantilly (mandatory)​ ​June 20, 2014
Final Exams (1st French Course)​ ​July 3, 2014
Excursion: Canal Saint Martin (mandatory ​July 5, 2014
Excursion: Ballet La Sylphide (mandatory)​ ​July 10, 2014
Excursion: Versailles (mandatory) ​July 26, 2014
Final Exams (2nd French Course & Culture Course) July 30-July 31, 2014
End of Program August 1, 2014
Move out of Housing August 1, 2014

 
  Political Science, Sciences Po
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
2014-15
Event Date
 
Fall and Year Program Official Arrival Date  August 20, 2014
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
 August 21, 2014 1-3 pm
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Fall and Year students (mandatory)
 August 22-29, 2014
Fall Semester Begins  August 30, 2014
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays)​ ​ October 11-18, 2014
Fall Break (no classes)  October 19-25, 2014
Last Day of Fall Program (may depart the following day) December 19, 2014
Winter Break for Year-long Participants  December 22, 2014-January 23, 2015
Spring Program Official Arrival Date ​ January 14, 2015
UC-Specific Orientation at the UC Center
for Spring-only students (mandatory)
 January 15, 2015
Sciences Po Welcome Program
for Spring-only students (mandatory)​
 January 16-23, 2015
Spring Semester Begins  January 24, 2015
Spring Break​ ​ February 22-28, 2015
Midterm Exams (note these fall on Saturdays) ​​ March 14, 21, & 28
Easter Holiday (no classes)  April 6, 2015
Public Holidays (no classes)  May 1, 8, & 14
Last Day of Spring & Year Programs                  (may depart the following day) May 23, 2015

Pre-ILP at UC Center Paris
2014-15
Event
Date
Pre-ILP + Fall/Year Official Start Date June 16, 2014
Pre-ILP Orientation  June 17, 2014
Pre-Intensive Language Program June 18 - Aug. 1, 2014

Coursework in French
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne, & DEFLE
2014-15
 
Event Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2015 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 19, 2014, 10am -7pm
Orientation August 20-21, 2014
French Language Placement Test August 22, 2014
Excursion August 29, 2014
Intensive Language Program August 25- September 5, 2014
Last Day of Fall Program December 19, 2014
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 4, 2015, 10am - 7pm
Orientation January 5, 2015
Intensive Language Program January 6-13, 2015
Excursion January 16, 2015
Dinner January 29, 2015
Last Day of the Year Program Late May 2015*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I  Sept. 1 - Dec. 19, 2014
Fall Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014- Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Dec. 15-19, 2014 & Jan. 5-15, 2015**
Semester II: (L1) Jan. 19 - June 5, 2015
Semester II: (L2) Jan. 12 - May 7, 2015
Semester II: (L3) Jan. 5 - April 24, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams (L1) June 8-12, 2015
Exams (L2 & L3)​ May 4-18, 2015
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 8 - Dec. 19, 2014
Fall Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Jan. 5-16, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - April 24, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams May 4-13, 2015
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 19, 2014
Break​ Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams January 5-17, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - April 17, 2015
Winter Break​ ​Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams April 27 - May 12, 2015
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 22 - Dec. 20, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Jan. 5-24, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 26 - April 25, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams May 4-23, 2015
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 20, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Dec. 13-19, 2014
Winter Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015
Semester II Classes Jan. 12 - April 18, 2015
Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Easter Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams April 27 - May 7, 2015

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 8, 2014 - Jan. 23, 2015
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Jan. 19-23, 2015
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - June 12, 2015
Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Easter Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams June 5-12, 2015

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

DEFLE
2014-15

Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 19, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Dec. 15-19, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015
Semester II Classes  Feb. 2 - May 15, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 18 - May 3, 2015
DEFLE Exams May 18-22, 2015
 

Coursework in English 
University of Bordeaux, Montaigne, & DEFLE
2014-15
 
Event Date

*Except students taking L1 courses in Sciences & Technologies, which ends in mid-June, 2015 

Official UCEAP Fall & Year Arrival and
Start Date
August 26, 2014, 10am -7pm
Orientation August 27, 2014
Excursion August 29, 2014
Last Day of Fall Program December 19, 2014
Official UCEAP Spring Arrival and Start Date January 4, 2015, 10am - 7pm
Orientation January 5, 2015
Intensive Language Program January 6-13, 2015
Excursion January 16, 2015
Dinner January 29, 2015
Last Day of the Year Program Late May 2015*

 

University of Bordeaux, College of Sciences & Technologies*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I  Sept. 1 - Dec. 19, 2014
Fall Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014- Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Dec. 15-19, 2014 & Jan. 5-15, 2015**
Semester II: (L1) Jan. 19 - June 5, 2015
Semester II: (L2) Jan. 12 - May 7, 2015
Semester II: (L3) Jan. 5 - April 24, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams (L1) June 8-12, 2015
Exams (L2 & L3)​ May 4-18, 2015
*Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Human Sciences*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 8 - Dec. 19, 2014
Fall Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Jan. 5-16, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - April 24, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams May 4-13, 2015
*Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Science
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
 
University of Bordeaux Montaigne*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 19, 2014
Break​ Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams January 5-17, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - April 17, 2015
Winter Break​ ​Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams April 27 - May 12, 2015
*Literature, Linguistics, Greek and Latin, History and Geography, Art History, Archaeology, Plastic Arts and Applied Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, Languages, Urban Planning, Social Communication, Philosophy
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and department.
 
University of Bordeaux, College of Law & Economics*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 22 - Dec. 20, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Exams Jan. 5-24, 2015**
Semester II Classes Jan. 26 - April 25, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 25 - May 3, 2015
Exams May 4-23, 2015
*Law, Economics, Finance/Management, Economic and Social Administration
**In most cases, fall-only students may make special arrangements to complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.
Sciences Po Bordeaux*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 20, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Dec. 13-19, 2014
Winter Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015
Semester II Classes Jan. 12 - April 18, 2015
Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Easter Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams April 27 - May 7, 2015

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, Center for Black African Studies (CEAN)

Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux*
2014-15
Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 8, 2014 - Jan. 23, 2015
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Jan. 19-23, 2015
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Semester II Classes Jan. 19 - June 12, 2015
Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Easter Break April 18-26, 2015
Exams June 5-12, 2015

*Political Science, International Relations, Finance/Management, African Studies

** Fall-only students may make special arrangements to finish courses and complete exams by late December. Dates vary among faculties and departments.

DEFLE
2014-15

Event
Date
Semester I Classes Sept. 15 - Dec. 19, 2014
Break Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014
Exams Dec. 15-19, 2014
Christmas Break Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015
Semester II Classes  Feb. 2 - May 15, 2015
Winter Break Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015
Spring Break April 18 - May 3, 2015
DEFLE Exams May 18-22, 2015
 

 
University of Lyon
2014-15
Event
Date
Fall & Year Official UCEAP Start Date August 27, 2014; no later than 5pm
Orientation​ ​August 28, 2014
General Academic Meeting​ September 1, 2014​
French Language Placement Test September 1, 2014
Intensive Language Program September 1-12, 2014
Start of Fall and Academic Term
at IEP (Institute d'Etudes Politiques) and Lyon 2
September 15, 2014
Holidays October 25- November 2, 2014
Last Day of Fall Program                          (plan to depart the following day) December 20, 2014
Christmas Break December 21, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Fall Exams​ ​January 8-22, 2015
Spring Semester Start Date​ January 19, 2015
Winter Break February 15-22, 2015
Spring Break April 12-19, 2015
Exams at Lyon 2 May 11-21, 2015
Exams at IEP TBD
Last Day of Year Program June 5, 2015 (or after the last exam; exam dates can change at the last minute) 
*Fall semester–only students will have to request special early exams.