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Shanghai Calendars – 2023 Summer Session I

Program Deadlines

March 15, 2023 ApplicationDeadline
April 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
April 15 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
April 15 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 Shanghai | Program starts
May 27 Move into program housing
May 28 Mandatory orientation
May 29 First day of instruction
June 3 Field trip – Shanghai city tour
June 17 - 18 Field trip – Hangzhou
June 26 - 30 Final examinations
July 1 Move out of program housing
July 1 Program ends (if not on optional tour)
July 1 First possible date to depart if not on the optional tour | Individual return
July 3 - 7 Optional tour – Beijing
July 8 Optional group flight return (if on tour) | 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

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information