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Chengdu Calendars – 2020 Summer Session II

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens
April 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 15 Summer II $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
May 15 Summer II Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
May 15 Summer II Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

June 28, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
June 29 Arrival in Beijing (if on tour)
June 29 - July 3 Optional Beijing Tour
July 3 Depart from the US (if not on tour)
July 4 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
July 4 Move into housing (all students)
July 5 Mandatory orientation
July 5 Tour of campus
July 6 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 Final exam week
July 31 Farewell dinner
July 31 Program end date
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


English | Chinese

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