Shanghai, China

Program Calendars

Shanghai, China | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Spring Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 15, 2018 Check-in to optional group flight
January 16 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour)
January 17 Arrival in Hong Kong by 6 am (if on optional tour)
January 17 - 20 Optional Hong Kong and Macau Tour
January 20 Arrival in Shanghai (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
January 21 Mandatory orientation
Tour of the university and neighborhood
January 22 Courses begin
January 27 Shanghai city tour
February 9 - 10 Overnight field trip—Nanjing
February 16 - 20 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
March 10 Field trip—Suzhou
April 5 Qingming Festival Holiday (Tomb Sweeping Festival)—no classes
May 1 International Labor Day Holiday
May 7 - 11 Final examinations
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 13 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