|September 1, 2023||Application Deadline|
|November 15||Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due|
|November 15||Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline|
|December 15||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.|
|Late January||Departure from U.S. on optional group flight|
|Late January||Arrival in Stellenbosch (fly into Cape Town) | Program starts|
|Late January||Move into program housing|
|Late January||Mandatory orientation|
|Early February||First day of instruction|
|Late April||Last day of instruction|
|Late April-May||Final examinations|
|Late May||Program ends|
|Late May||Move out of program housing|
|Late May||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