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Bristol Calendars – 2021-22 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

May 15, 2021 $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
May 15 Application Deadline (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)
October 1 Spring $500 confirmation 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

Note: Should your program country require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates may change. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
Note: The following calendar includes possible field trips. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations field trip dates and locations are subject to change. Students will receive more details after the program start.
September 18 Departure from the US
September 19 Arrival in Bristol
September 19 Move into housing
September 20 - 24 Mandatory University of Bristol orientation and registration
September 26 Mandatory USAC orientation and welcome meal (included)
September 27 Fall courses begin
October 2 Field trip—Hike from Seaford to Eastbourne (optional; weather-permitting)
October 10 Field trip—London (included)
November 13 Field trip—Bath (included)
November 25 Thanksgiving potluck in London (optional)
November 27 Field trip—Hogwarts in the Snow studio tour in London (optional)
December 12 Field trip—Cardiff (included)
December 17 Fall courses end
December 20 - January 7, 2022 Winter holiday
January 10 - 21, 2022 Fall examination period (assessment for most courses can be arranged to end before Christmas, depending on the subject area)
January 21 Fall semester ends
January 21 Welcome meal with spring USAC students (included)
January 24 Spring courses begin
February 12 Field trip—Bath (optional)
March 12 Field trip—Salisbury and Stonehenge (included)
April 4 - 22 Spring break
April 21 Field trip—London and Harry Potter walking tour (optional)
April 22 Field trip—London and Harry Potter & the Cursed Child performance (optional)
April 23 Field trip—London and Warner Bros. Studio Tour (optional)
May 6 Spring courses end
May 8 Field trip—Hike from Seaford to Eastbourne (optional; weather-permitting)
May 16 - June 3 Spring examination period
May 22 USAC farewell meal (included)
June 12 Last day of spring semester | Program end date coincides with date of your last final exam
Early to Mid-June Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract for exact move out date)
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.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing:
Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

50 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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