Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Calendars - 2018-19 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application opens, Early Admission begins
February 15, 2018 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application closes (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 19, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 20 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 21 - 24 Optional Beijing Tour
August 25 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
August 26 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
August 27 Fall courses begin
September 1 Shanghai city tour
September 15 Field trip—Water village
September 24 Mid-Autumn Festival
October 1 - 3 Chinese National Holiday—no classes
November 7 - 10 Optional Xi'an Field Study
December 10 - 14 Fall final examinations
January 10 - 12, 2019 Field trip—Shanghai City tour, Nanjing and water village
January 15 Spring courses begin
February 4 - 6 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 23 Field trip-Suzhou
March 17 - 23 Optional Chengdu & Guizhou Tour
April 5 Qingming Festival Holiday (Tomb Sweeping Festival)—no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 6 - 10 Final examinations week (each class has a different finals day in the week)
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 12 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.