Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China

Calendars: 2018 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Summer I & II Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
March 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
April 15 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
Summer I Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
May 15 Summer II Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
May 18, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 19 Arrival in Chengdu
Move into housing
May 20 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
May 21 Session I courses begin
May 26 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
June 8 Dragon Boat Festival—no classes
June 8 - 9 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 - 22 Session I final examinations
June 25 Depart for Beijing (if on the optional tour)
June 26 - 29 Optional Beijing Tour
June 30 Return from Beijing to Chengdu (if on tour)
July 2 Session II courses begin
July 7 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
July 13 - 14 Overnight field trip—Leshan Buddha and E'mei Mountain
July 23 - 27 Session II final examinations
July 27 Farewell dinner
Program end date
July 29 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.