Shanghai, China

Program Calendars

Shanghai, China | 2016-17 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
April 15, 2016 Fall Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
June 15 Application Deadline
July 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline
Fall Option Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
August 9 Fall Cancellation Deadline
September 1 Spring Position Hold Payment Due/Refund Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
Spring Option Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
December 25 Spring Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
August 23, 2016 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 24 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 24 - 29 Optional Beijing Tour
August 29 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
August 30 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
August 31 Fall courses begin
September 3 Shanghai city tour
September 15 Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday—no classes
September 24 Field trip—Hangzhou
October 1 - 3 Chinese National Holiday—no classes
October 16 - 17 Overnight field trip—Yangzhou and Zhenjiang
November 10 - 12 Optional Xi'an Field Study
December 12 - 16 Fall final examinations (each class has a different finals day in the week)
January 10 - 13, 2017 Optional Hong Kong and Macau Tour
January 16 Spring courses begin
January 21 Shanghai city tour
January 28 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
February 11 Field trip—Water villages of the Yangtze River Delta
March 3 - 4 Overnight field trip—Nanjing
March 20 - 24 Optional Chengdu and Yunnan Tour
April 4 Qingming Festival Holiday (Tomb Sweeping Festival)—no classes
May 1 International Labor Day—no classes
May 8 - 12 Final examinations week (each class has a different finals day in the week)
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 14 Last night in housing
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.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (5 weeks): Closed

Summer I & II (9 weeks): Closed

Summer II (4 weeks) Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity