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Chengdu Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application opens, Early Admission begins
October 1, 2020 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application closes (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

January 3, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 4 Arrival in Shanghai (if on tour)
January 5 - 7 Optional Shanghai Tour
January 8 Depart US (those not on tour)
January 9 Arrival in Chengdu (all students)
January 9 Move into housing (all students)
January 10 Mandatory orientation
January 10 Tour of campus
January 11 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 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 Final examinations
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


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


English | Chinese

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