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Chengdu Calendars – 2020 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens
March 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Summer I & II $500 Confirmation Deposit is Non-Refundable
May 1 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
May 1 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 22, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 23 Arrival in Chengdu
May 23 Move into housing
May 24 Mandatory orientation
May 24 Tour of campus
May 25 Session I courses begin
May 30 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
June 6 Field trip—Yellow Dragon River
June 12 - 13 Overnight field trip—Qiang Minority Village, Qingchen Mountain, and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
June 22 - 26 Session I final exam week
June 26 Summer Session I Farewell dinner
June 28 Depart for Beijing (if on the optional tour)
June 29 - July 3 Optional Beijing Tour
July 4 Return from Beijing to Chengdu (if on tour)
July 6 Session II courses begin
July 11 Field trip—Panda Research Institute and city tour
July 17 - 18 Overnight field trip—Leshan Buddha and E'mei Mountain
July 27 - 31 Session II final exam week
July 31 Program end date
July 31 Summer Session II Farewell dinner
August 2 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


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


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