Chengdu, China
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Chengdu Calendars - 2019-20 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application opens, Early Admission begins
February 15, 2019 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application closes (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 18, 2019 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 19 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 20 - 24 Optional Beijing Tour
August 23 Depart US (those not on tour)
August 24 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
Move into program housing (all students)
August 25 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
August 26 Fall courses begin
August 31 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
September 21 Field trip—Sanxingdui Museum
September 24 Mid-autumn Festival
October 1 - 3 Chinese National Holiday & Mid-Autumn Festival—no classes
October 11 - 12 Field trip—Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, and Qiang Minority Village
November 7 - 9 Optional Xi'an Field Study (subject to minor date changes)
November 23 Field trip—Yellow Dragon Town
December 9 - 13 Fall final examinations
January 7 - 10, 2020 Optional Shanghai Tour
January 13 Spring courses begin
January 18 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
January 24 - 28 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 1 Field trip—Luodai Ancient Town
February 22 Field trip—Jinsha Museum
March 13 - 14 Field trip—Leshan Buddha and Emei Mountain
March 18 - 22 Guizhou Field Study
April 6 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) - no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 4 - 8 Spring final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 9 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.