Important dates

Please note dates are subject to change.

Stage 1. Application and offers

Applications open
13 August 2019 (USYD)
TBA (UWA)

Applications close
27 August 2019, midnight (USYD)
TBA (UWA)

Student Interviews
3-6 September 2019 (USYD)
TBA (UWA)

Main round offers
11 September 2019

Acceptance of offer and deposit (A$1000) due
18 September 2019

Student OS-HELP Session
Week of 23 September, TBC

Stage 2. Compulsory Pre-departure*

USSC pre-departure session (academic and cultural)
early November 2019 (USYD)-date TBC
TBA (UWA)

I-20 visa forms distributed and student visa session
November 2019-date TBC (USYD)
November (UWA)

Interview at the US Consulate
Mid November

Stage 3. Fees

Deposit due
18 September 2019

Full program fees due
8 November 2019

Last day to withdraw and receive all fees paid, less deposit
1 November 2019

Stage 4. Washington, DC

Arrive in DC
4 January 2020

Internships commence
7 January 2020

Internships conclude
5 March 2020

Depart DC
7 March 2020

Stage 5. Post-program

Arrive in Australia
9 March 2020

Welcome home reception
Date TBC

*In addition to the visa session, all students will need to attend compulsory pre-departure/academic training sessions. All students are required to attend these sessions and prior travel plans will not be excused.

Please note:

The last two weeks of the DC Placement Program overlaps with the first TWO weeks of Semester 1, 2020 at UWA and USYD.

The US Studies Centre and Perth USAsia Centre will work with each participant to minimise the impact of this overlap, however, it is the responsibility of each student to catch up on any work missed and no special consideration will apply.