Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China

Calendars: 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Spring Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 14, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 15 Arrival in Shanghai (if on tour)
January 16 - 19 Optional Shanghai Tour
January 20 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
January 21 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
January 22 Courses begin
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 and Emei Mountain
April 5 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) - no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 7 - 11 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.