Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Calendars - 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application opens, Early Admission begins
June 1, 2020 Application closes (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
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 18, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 19 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 20 - 23 Optional Beijing Tour
August 23 Depart US (those not on tour)
August 24 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
August 25 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
August 26 Fall courses begin
August 29 Shanghai city tour
September 19 Field trip—Suzhou
October 1 - 5 Chinese National Holiday & Mid-Autumn Festival
October 19 - 20 Field trip—Shanghai City tour, Nanjing and water village
November 4 - 7 Optional Xi'an Field Study
December 14 - 18 Fall final examinations
January 6 - 7, 2021 Field trip-Hangzhou and Water Village
January 8 Spring courses begin
February 11 - 17 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
March 6 - 7 Field Trip--Nanjing
March 17 - 21 Optional Guizhou Tour
April 5 Qingming Festival Holiday (Tomb Sweeping Festival)—no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 3 - 7 Final examinations week (each class has a different finals day in the week)
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 9 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.