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Gold Coast Calendars – 2021 Trimester 1: Feb – Jun

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
September 15, 2020 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
December 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
January 15, 2021 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

February 19, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if you choose to arrange your own housing upon arrival, you should arrive at least 2 weeks prior to orientation). Move-in dates vary.
February 21 Arrival in Brisbane or Gold Coast
February 22 - 26 Mandatory orientation
February 22 - 26 Optional orientation week activities
February 27 - 28 Optional Byron Bay field trip
March 1 Courses begin
April 2 - 9 Mid-trimester vacation
May 29 Courses end
May 31 - June 2 Study period
June 3 - 12 Final examinations
June 3 - 12 Program end date coincides with your last final exam
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020 App. Cycle

Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct): Late app possible contact USAC

*Moved to online format

2021 App. Cycle

Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun): Open

Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct): Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

40 students



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