CUPA Study Abroad Program Dates

As an immersion program, CUPA Study Abroad students are directly matriculated in the French university system. Consequently, the program calendars for spring and fall are dependent on those of CUPA’s French partners. French universities finalize their dates much later than what American students are accustomed to, which is why CUPA publishes its official calendar mid-spring for the upcoming fall semester and mid-fall for the following spring semester.

Spring Semester 2018

January 7 (Sunday)
First day of CUPA Host Family Housing
January 8 (Monday) - January 19 (Friday)
Orientation Program and Course Registration - Attendance is mandatory
Dates for Spring Break vary depending on course selection.
April 2 (Monday)
Lundi de Pâques - CUPA closed
May 1st (Tuesday)
Fête du Travail - CUPA closed
May 8 (Tuesday)
Fête de la Victoire 1945 - CUPA closed
May 10 (Thursday)
Ascension - CUPA closed
May 19 (Saturday)
End of the program and last day of CUPA Housing

Fall Semester 2018

September 2 (Sunday)
First day of CUPA Host Family Housing
September 3 (Monday) - September 14 (Friday)
Orientation Program and Course Registration - Attendance is mandatory
November 1 (Thursday)
Jour de la Toussaint - CUPA closed
December 22 (Saturday)
End of the program and last day of CUPA Housing