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Chengdu Calendars – 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application opens
July 15, 2020 Application closes (late application possible)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
October 1 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

September 18, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
September 19 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
September 19 Move into program housing (all students)
September 20 Mandatory orientation
September 20 Tour of campus
September 21 Fall courses begin
September 26 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
October 1 - 5 Chinese National Holiday & Mid-Autumn Festival
October 24 Field trip—Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
December 14 - 18 Fall final exam week
December 18 Fall Semester Farewell dinner
January 5 - 7, 2021 Optional Shanghai Tour
January 11 Spring courses begin
January 16 Field trip—Chengdu city tour and Panda Research Institute
February 6 Field trip—Luodai Ancient Town
February 11 - 17 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 20 Field trip—Jinsha Museum
March 12 - 13 Field trip—Leshan Buddha and Emei Mountain
March 17 - 21 Guizhou Field Study
April 5 Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) - no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 3 - 7 Spring final exam week
May 3 - 7 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 8 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English | Chinese

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information