Chengdu, China

Program Calendars

Chengdu, China | 2017 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Summer I & II Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline
Summer I Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
June 1 Summer II Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
May 19, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 20 Arrival in Chengdu
Move into housing
May 21 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
May 22 Session I courses begin
May 27 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
May 30 Dragon Boat Festival—no classes
June 9 - 10 Overnight field trip—Qiang Minority Village, Qingchen Mountain, and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
June 11 - 16 Optional Minority Culture Field Study
June 17 Field trip—Yellow Dragon River
June 19 - 23 Session I final examinations
June 26 Depart for Beijing (if on the optional tour)
June 27 - 30 Optional Beijing Tour
July 1 Return from Beijing to Chengdu (if on tour)
July 3 Session II courses begin
July 8 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
July 15 Field trip—Liushi Manor
July 21 - 22 Overnight field trip—Leshan Buddha and E'mei Mountain
July 24 - 28 Session II final examinations
July 28 Program end date
July 29 Farewell dinner
July 30 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.