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Shanghai Calendars – 2023 Fall

Program Deadlines

May 15, 2023 ApplicationDeadline
June 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
June 15 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
July 1 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.
August 19, 2023 Departure from the U.S. on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 21 Arrival in Beijing by 5 p.m. (if on the tour) | Optional tour starts
August 22 - 26 Optional tour – Beijing
August 25 Departure from the U.S. (those not on tour)
August 26 Arrival in Shanghai (all students) | Program start date
August 26 Move into program housing
August 27 Mandatory orientation
August 28 First day of instruction
September 2 Field trip – City tour
September 23 Field trip – Water village field trip
September 29 Mid-autumn festival
October 1 - 5 National Day holiday
October 20 - 21 Tour – Shaoxing
November 8 - 11 Optional field study - Xi'an
December 8 Last day of instruction
December 11 - 15 Final examinations
December 16 Move out of program housing
December 16 Program ends
December 16 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

  • Summer: Suspended
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 15


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from home university

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


English | Chinese

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