Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Calendars: 2018 Semester 1 & 2: Jan – Dec

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 1, 2017 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
August 1 Semester 1 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Semester 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 31 Semester 1 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
February 1, 2018 Semester 2 Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
May 15 Semester 2 Balance Due Deadline
June 1 Semester 2 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 26, 2018 Departure from the US. All students must arrive at Cape Town International airport by January 28.
January 28 Arrival in Stellenbosch
Move into housing
January 29 - 31 Mandatory orientation
February 5 Semester 1 courses begin
March 30 - April 8 Semester 1 recess
May 18 Semester 1 courses end
May 22 - June 29 Semester 1 final examination period
July 23 Semester 2 courses begin
September 8 - 16 Semester 2 recess
October 26 Semester 2 courses end
October 30 - December 8 Semester 2 final examination period
December 9 Program end date/earliest possible departure
Move out of housing (refer to housing contract)
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.