|September 1, 2019||Application Opens, Early Admission Begins|
|March 1, 2020||Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)|
|May 1||$500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable|
|May 1||Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due|
|May 1||Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)|
|May 30, 2020||Departure from US|
|June 1||Arrival in Queenstown|
|June 1 - 2||Mandatory orientation begins|
|June 3||Mandatory orientation continues|
|June 3 - 13||National Expedition Field Study—travel through the South and North Islands|
|June 13 - 14||Rest and internship preparation days|
|June 15 - July 10||Internship placements in Hawke's Bay|
|July 9 - 10||Completion of the internship block course with Course Coordinator in Hawke's Bay|
|July 10||Program ends in Napier after 6 pm|
|July 10||Last night in program housing|
|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.
Agriculture & Environment
Summer: Opens 9/1
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Minimum class standing: Sophomore
Completed at least two courses at the 200-level in a related major