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Cork Calendars – 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
April 23, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 22 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

September 21, 2020 Departure from the US
September 22 Arrival in Cork before 5:30 pm
September 22 Move into housing
September 23 - 25 Mandatory orientation
September 26 Welcome breakfast (mandatory)
September 26 Scavenger hunt
September 28 Fall courses begin
September 30 Meet with USAC Resident Director
October 3 Welcome dinner
TBD Field trip—Clonakilty, Mizen Head, and Barleycove
October 20 Examination Information Session
December 18 Fall courses end
December 19 Fall farewell dinner
December 21 - January 1, 2021 Winter break
January 4 - 8, 2021 Fall study/review week
January 11 - 15 Fall final examinations
January 25 Spring courses begin
January 27 Meet with USAC Resident Director
January 31 Field trip—Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle
February 6 Welcome dinner
TBD Field trip—Heritage weekend
February 16 Examination Information Session (mandatory)
April 5 - 9 Spring break
April 23 Spring courses end
TBD Farewell dinner
April 26 - 29 Study/review week
April 30 - May 14 Spring final examination period
April 30 - May 14 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Mid to late May Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract)
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

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Late application possible contact USAC

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Summer: 2.5 GPA

Semester: 3.0 GPA and minimum sophomore standing

Program Type

Summer: Specialty

Semester: Partnership


Summer: US Credit

Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 40 students




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