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Melbourne Calendars – 2020 Trimester 2: Jul – Oct

Program Deadlines

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

Program Dates

July 3, 2020 Departure from the US (If you choose to arrange your own housing upon arrival, you should arrive at least 2 weeks prior to orientation)
July 5 Arrival in Melbourne
July 7 Mandatory on-campus Welcome Session
July 7 - 9 Optional Beach Welcome Program (free of charge)
July 9 - 10 Mandatory on-campus orientation
July 13 Courses begin
August 17 - 23 Vacation period
October 2 Courses end
October 5 - 9 Study period
October 12 - 23 Final examinations
October 12 - 23 Program end date coincides with date of 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

2021 App. Cycle

January session: Open

Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun): Open

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


Minimum GPA: 2.6

Minimum class standing:

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 40 students

January: 25 students



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