Shanghai, China

Program Calendars

Shanghai, China | 2017 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 2 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 22, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
August 23 Arrival in Beijing required by 5 pm (if on the tour)
August 23 - 28 Optional Beijing Tour
August 28 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
August 29 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
August 30 Courses begin
September 2 Shanghai city tour
September 23 - 24 Overnight field trip—Hangzhou
October 1 - 4 Chinese National Hoiliday & Mid-Autumn Festival—no classes
October 21 Field trip—Water villiage
November 8 - 11 Optional Xi'an Field Study
December 11 - 15 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
December 17 Move out of 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