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 13, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 14 Arrival in Shanghai
Move into housing (all students)
January 15 Mandatory orientation
January 16 Shanghai city tour
January 17 - 18 Overnight field trip-Suzhou & Tongli water village
January 22 Courses begin
January 27 Shanghai city tour
February 9 - 10 Overnight field trip—Nanjing
February 16 Chinese New Year Holiday—no classes
March 21 - 24 Optional Business Tour
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

Fall and Yearlong: Late application may be possible. Contact USAC

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity