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Pau Calendars – 2020 Fall

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late applications possible)
July 31 $500 Confirmation Deposit is Non-Refundable
July 31 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

September 20, 2020 Departure from the US
September 21 Arrival in Pau required by 5 pm
September 21 Move into housing
September 22 Mandatory orientation
September 22 City tour
September 23 Courses begin
TBD Field trip—French Basque Coast
November 11 Armistice Day—no classes
TBD Field trip—Pyrenees
December 17 Courses end
December 17 Final examinations
December 17 Program end date corresponds with last final exam
December 18 Move out of housing and depart
Open return *Open return is not possible unless students have the necessary documents to stay in Europe for more than 90 days

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

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | French


APUAF--Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France

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