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Chengdu Calendars – 2023 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines

March 15, 2023 Application Deadline
April 15 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
April 15 Summer Session I Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
April 15 Summer Session I Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy
May 15 Summer Session II Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy

Program Dates

Note: Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations field trip dates and locations are subject to change.
May 25, 2023 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
May 27 Arrival in Chengdu | Program starts
May 27 Move into housing
May 28 Mandatory orientation
May 29 Session I – First day of instruction
June 3 Field trip – Panda Research Base
June 17 - 18 Tour – Dujiangyan irrigation system & Jiezi ancient town
June 23 Session I – Last day of instruction
June 26 - 30 Session I – Final examinations
July 3 - 7 Optional tour – Beijing
July 10 Session II – First day of instruction
July 15 Field trip - Panda research base
July 22 - 23 Tour – Leshan big buddha & E’me mountain
July 28 Session II – Last day of instruction
July 31 - August 4 Session II – Final examinations
August 5 Move out of program housing
August 5 Program ends
August 5 Optional group flight return | Individual 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

2023-24 Application Cycle

The Chengdu program will not run in 2023-24
Consider the Chinese studies option in Chiang Mai, Thailand instead


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from home university

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


English | Chinese

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