Pau, France
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Pau Calendars - 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2020 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
May 15 Application Closes (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)
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 28, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 29 Arrival in Paris required by 3 pm (if on the tour)
August 29 - September 2 Optional Paris/Loire Valley Tour
September 1 Departure from US (if not on the tour)
September 2 Arrival in Pau required by 5 pm (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
September 3 Mandatory orientation
September 4 City tour
Fall courses begin
September 11 - 12 Overnight field trip—French Basque Country and Spain
October 17 Field trip—the Pyrenees
October 26 - 30 Fall break - no classes
November 11 Armistice Day—no classes
November 14 Field trip—Bordeaux
December 15 Mandatory end of fall semester meeting
December 18 Fall courses end
Fall final examinations
January 4 - 7, 2021 Optional Paris Tour
January 11 Spring courses begin
January 23 Field trip—French and Spanish Pyrenees
TBD Spring break - no classes
Overnight field trip—Toulouse and Carcassonne
April 5 Easter Monday—no classes
April 17 Field trip-Basque Country
April 29 Spring courses end
Mandatory end of session meeting
Spring final examinations
Program end date (if not completing an internship)
April 30 Move out of housing
May 12 Last day of internship
Program end date (if completing an internship)
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.