Chengdu, China

Program Calendars

Chengdu, China | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 2 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 22, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 23 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 24 - 27 Optional Beijing Tour
August 28 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
Move into program housing (all students)
August 29 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
August 30 Fall courses begin
September 2 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
September 16 Field trip—Sanxingdui Museum
October 1 - 4 Chinese National Holiday & Mid-Autumn Festival—no classes
October 20 - 21 Field trip—Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and Qiang Minority Village
November 8 - 11 Optional Xi'an Field Study (subject to minor date changes)
November 25 Field trip—Yellow Dragon Town
December 11 - 15 Fall final examinations
January 15, 2018 Spring courses begin
January 16 - 19 Optional Shanghai Tour
January 27 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
February 10 Field trip—Luodai Ancient Town
February 16 - 20 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
March 10 Field trip—Jinsha Museum
March 23 - 24 Field trip—Leshan Buddha and Emei Mountain
April 5 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) - no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 7 - 11 Spring final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 13 Last day to move out of housing
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.