Shanghai, China

Program Calendars

Shanghai, China | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Spring Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Option Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 25 Spring Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 8, 2017 Check-in to optional group flight
January 9 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 10 Arrival in Hong Kong by 6 am (if on optional tour)
January 10 - 13 Optional Hong Kong and Macau Tour
January 14 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
January 15 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
January 16 Courses begin
January 21 Shanghai city tour
January 28 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 11 Field trip—Water villages of the Yangtze River Delta
March 3 - 4 Overnight field trip—Nanjing
March 20 - 24 Optional Chengdu and Yunnan Tour
April 4 Qingming Festival Holiday (Tomb Sweeping Festival)—no classes
May 1 International Labor Day Holiday
May 8 - 12 Final examinations week (each class has a different finals day in the week)
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 14 Last night in 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.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.