The academic calendar in Argentina runs a little differently from the calendar in the United States. Their spring semester (our fall semester) starts the first week in August and classes end in mid-November. Final exams (which are oral exams in front of a panel of professors) are scheduled either for the last week in November or the first two weeks in December. Their fall semester begins the first week of March and ends the third week of June. Exam panels are the last week of June and the first two weeks of July.