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Shanghai Calendars – 2024 Spring

Program Deadlines

October 15, 2023 ApplicationDeadline
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
November 15 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
December 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.
January 5, 2024 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
January 7 Arrival in Shanghai | Program start date
January 7 Move into program housing
January 8 Mandatory orientation
January 10 - 11 Tour – Shaoxing
January 12 First day of instruction
February 9 - 14 Chinese New Year holiday
March 2 Field trip – Water village
March 15 - 16 Tour – Big budha and E'mei mountain
March 27 - 31 Optional tour – Guizhou
April 4 Qingming festival
May 1 Labor day holiday
May 3 Last day of instruction
May 6 - 10 Final examinations
May 11 Move out of program housing
May 11 Program ends
May 11 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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