Chengdu, China
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Chengdu Calendars - 2019 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 1, 2019 Summer I & II Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
March 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 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 24, 2019 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 25 Arrival in Chengdu
Move into housing
May 26 Mandatory orientation
Tour of campus
May 27 Session I courses begin
June 1 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
June 8 Dragon Boat Festival—no classes
Field trip—Yellow Dragon River
June 11 - 16 Optional Minority Culture Field Study
June 14 - 15 Overnight field trip—Qiang Minority Village, Qingchen Mountain, and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
June 24 - 28 Session I final examinations
July 1 Depart for Beijing (if on the optional tour)
July 2 - 6 Optional Beijing Tour
July 6 Return from Beijing to Chengdu (if on tour)
July 8 Session II courses begin
July 13 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
July 19 - 20 Overnight field trip—Leshan Buddha and E'mei Mountain
July 27 Farewell dinner
July 29 - August 2 Session II final examinations
Program end date
August 4 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.