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Gwangju Calendars – 2023 Summer

Program Deadlines

March 1, 2023 Application Deadline
April 1 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
April 1 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
April 1 Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy

Program Dates

Note: The program dates are typically confirmed on your official acceptance from the host university (issued a couple months after the USAC application deadline) and are subject to change. Please note, the host university may update program dates at any time; this is outside USAC’s control.
June 23, 2023 Departure from the U.S. on optional group flight
June 25 Arrival in Gwangju (fly into Seoul) | Program starts
June 25 Move into program housing between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
June 26 Mandatory orientation and welcome ceremony
June 27 First day of instruction
July 20 Last day of instruction
July 21 Final examinations and farewell ceremony
July 22 Program ends
July 22 Move out of program housing
July 22 Optional group flight return | Individual 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

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Deadline has passed
    • Consider Seoul instead!
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students

Fall: 30 students


English | Korean

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