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Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington Calendars – 2023 Semester 2: Jul – Nov

Program Deadlines

April 1, 2023 Application Deadline
June 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
June 15 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
July 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.
July 8 Departure from the U.S. on optional group flight
July 10 Arrival in Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington | Program starts
July 10 Move into housing (refer to housing contract)
July 12 - 14 Mandatory orientation
July 17 First day of instruction
August 28 - September 8 Mid-semester study period
October 20 Last day of instruction
October 24 - 27 Study period
October 30 - November 13 Final examinations
November 14 Program ends
November 14 Move out of housing (refer to housing contract)
November 14 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

  • Semester 2 (Jul-Nov): Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2024): Opens Dec 1
    • Deadline: Oct 1


Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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Program Capacity

30 students



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