|March 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|
|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 15||Departure from the U.S. on optional group flight|
|July 16||Arrival in Stellenbosch (fly into Cape Town) | Program starts|
|July 16||Move into program housing|
|July 17 - 21||Mandatory orientation|
|July 24||First day of instruction|
|September 11 - 15||Fall break|
|October 27||Last day of instruction|
|October 30 - November 21||Final examination period 1|
|November 22 - December 8||Final examination period 2|
|December 15||Program end date|
|December 15||Final day to move out of housing (refer to housing contract)|
|December 15||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.
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Minimum class standing: Sophomore
Summer: 20 students
Semester: 15 students