Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington, New Zealand

Program Calendars

Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington, New Zealand | 2017 Semester 1 & 2: Feb – Nov

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
April 15, 2016 Application Deadline
October 1 Semester 1 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
December 1 Semester 1 Balance Due Deadline
January 25, 2017 Semester 1 Cancellation Deadline
March 15 Semester 2 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
May 15 Semester 2 Balance Due Deadline
June 18 Semester 2 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
February 17, 2017 Departure from the US (If you choose to arrange your own housing upon arrival, you should arrive at least 2 weeks prior to orientation). Move-in dates vary.
February 19 Arrival in New Zealand (Move-in dates vary)
February 20 Mandatory orientation
February 27 Semester 1 courses begin
April 10 - 21 Mid-semester break
June 2 Courses end
June 5 - 9 Study period
June 12 - 24 Semester 1 final examinations
July 17 Semester 2 courses begin
August 28 - September 8 Mid-Semester break
October 20 Semester 2 courses end
October 23 - 27 Study period
October 30 - November 15 Semester 2 final examinations
Program end date coincides with last day of your exams
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.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

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.