If you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably already dreaming about what 2021 has in store — and we don’t blame you! 2020 isn’t over just yet, but the USAC team is hard at work creating new onsite opportunities to help you fit study abroad into your academic career and stay on track for graduation. That’s where our new Spring Accelerated programs come in! These condensed spring programs offer students the opportunity to study abroad, even on a time crunch.
What Are Spring Accelerated Programs?
Spring Accelerated Programs are shortened programs offered in select USAC Specialty Program locations during spring 2021. Students can take up to 12 credits onsite in some of our most popular locations without having to apply for a student visa in most locations (saving you time, energy, and money!).
Spring Accelerated students will take classes and attend some field trips and optional tours with students participating the full semester program, so you won’t miss out on the fun of a traditional USAC cohort. Courses range from culture and language to business, politics, and the arts. This program model is a great option for winter quarter students or anyone looking to fit study abroad into their busy schedule.
Where Are Spring Accelerated Programs Offered?
When choosing where to launch our new program model, we looked at USAC locations that offer a variety of courses to fit a range of academic focuses and spots that offer a truly immersive experience off the beaten tourist path. The 2021 Spring Accelerated term is being offered in:
- Bilbao/Getxo, Spain
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Shanghai, China
- Torino, Italy
How Do I Apply?
The application process for the Spring Accelerated Programs is the same as any USAC term. You can learn more about each specific Spring Accelerated Program, including program fees and deadlines, on the “Can I Still Apply?” page on our website. (Pssst – don’t forget to check out USAC scholarships to help fund your Spring Accelerated term abroad!)