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Stellenbosch Calendars – 2024 Semester 1: Jan – Jun

Program Deadlines

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

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.
February 3 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
February 4 Estimated arrival in Stellenbosch (fly into Cape Town) | Program starts
February 4 Move into program housing
February 5 - 9 Mandatory orientation
February 12 First day of instruction
March 29 - April 7 Spring Break
May 17 Last day of instruction
May 20 - June 8 Final examination period 1
June 10 - 28 Final examination period 2
June 29 Program ends
June 29 Move out of program housing
June 29 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

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • June-July deadline: March 15
  • Fall 2024: Open
    • Semester 2 (Jul-Dec 2024) deadline: March 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Semester 1 (Jan-Jun 2025) deadline: Sept 1


  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Program Type




Program Capacity

  • Summer: 20 students
  • Semester: 15 students



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