Osaka / Kobe, Japan
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Osaka / Kobe Calendars - 2018-19 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
March 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
April 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)
December 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
February 15, 2019 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)
Program Dates
September 10, 2018 Departure from the US
September 11 Arrival in Osaka between 10 am-6 pm for all students
Overnight stay at orientation hotel
September 12 Move into housing
September 12 - 20 Mandatory orientation
September 21 Fall courses begin
December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019 Winter break
January 12, 2019 Fall courses end
Final exam period for Japanese Language Track and Modern Japan Track
January 15 - 29 Final exam period for Regular KGU courses, the School of International Studies, and graduate level courses
February 8 Winter Intensive Period courses begin
March 13 Winter Intensive Period courses end
April 8 Spring courses begin
July 16 Spring courses end
Contemporary Japan Program end date
July 17 - 31 Spring final exam period for regular KGU courses, the School of International Studies, the Institute of Business and Accounting, and graduate level courses
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
July 31 Last day to move out of housing (before 10 am)
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.

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.