|September 1, 2019||Application Opens, Early Admission Begins|
|August 15, 2020||Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)|
|November 15||Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)|
|December 15||Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due|
|January 15, 2021||Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)|
|February 12, 2021||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 14||Arrival in New Zealand (Move-in dates vary)|
|February 15||Mandatory orientation|
|February 22||Courses begin|
|April 12 - 23||Mid-semester break|
|May 28||Courses end|
|May 31 - June 4||Study period|
|June 7 - 19||Final examinations|
|June 7 - 19||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.
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.