Heredia, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

Heredia, Costa Rica | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
Internship Registration Deadline
December 31 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 20, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in Heredia (all students)
Move into housing
January 21 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
January 22 Field trip—Irazú Volcano and Cartago
January 23 Courses begin
Heredia city tour
January 24 San José city tour
February 10 - 15 Optional Cuba Field Study*
February 11 - 16 Optional Caribbean and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
April 9 - 16 Spring break
April 21 - 22 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano
May 10 Courses end
May 11 Final examinations
Program end date
May 12 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* *All tours and field studies are 6 days and 5 nights during the weeks indicated, pending final reservations. Final dates are confirmed upon arrival.

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: Open for late application

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (3 weeks)

Summer I & II (8 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



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