Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington, New Zealand
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Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington, New Zealand

Calendars: 2018 Semester 1 & 2: Feb – Nov

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
April 15, 2017 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
September 1 Semester 1 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
December 1 Semester 1 Balance Due Deadline
January 28, 2018 Semester 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
February 15 Semester 2 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
May 15 Semester 2 Balance Due Deadline
June 1 Semester 2 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
February 16, 2018 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 18 Arrival in New Zealand (Move-in dates vary)
February 19 Mandatory orientation
February 26 Semester 1 courses begin
March 30 - April 13 Mid-semester break
June 1 Courses end
June 5 - 8 Study period
June 11 - 23 Semester 1 final examinations
July 16 Semester 2 courses begin
August 27 - September 7 Mid-Semester break
October 19 Semester 2 courses end
October 23 - 26 Study period
October 29 - November 14 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. 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.