Chengdu, China

Program Calendars

Chengdu, China | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Spring Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Option Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 25 Spring Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 8, 2017 Check-in at airport for optional group flight
January 9 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 10 Arrival in Hong Kong required by 6 am (if on tour)
January 10 - 13 Optional Hong Kong and Macau Tour
January 14 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
January 15 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
January 16 Courses begin
January 21 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
January 28 - 31 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 11 Field trip—Luodai Ancient Town
February 25 Field trip—Jinsha Museum
March 3 - 4 Field trip—Leshan and Emei Mountain
April 4 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) - no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 8 - 12 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 14 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.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

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