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Pau Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
October 15 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

Note: Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 4 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 5 Arrival in Pau required by 4 pm
January 5 Move into housing
January 6 Language placement exams
January 6 - 7 Mandatory orientation
January 6 - 7 City tour
January 7 Courses begin
January 23 Field trip—French and Spanish Pyrenees
February 15 - 19 Spring break - no classes
March 26 - 27 Overnight field trip—Toulouse and Carcassonne
April 5 Easter Monday—no classes
April 17 Field trip—Basque Country
April 23 Mandatory end of session meeting
April 23 Courses end
April 23 Final examinations
April 23 Program end date (if not completing an internship)
April 24 Move out of housing (if not completing an internship)
May 12 Last day of internship
May 12 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (8 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


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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