Heredia, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

Heredia, Costa Rica | 2017 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Balance Due Deadline
Summer 1 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
June 1 Summer 2 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
May 19, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in Heredia (all students)
Move into housing
May 20 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
May 22 Session I courses begin
Heredia city tour
May 24 San José city tour
May 27 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
June 2 - 3 Overnight field trip—Punta Leona Beach
June 21 Session I courses end
June 22 Session I final examinations
June 23 - 28 Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
June 26 Orientation in Heredia for those on optional Cuba Field Study
June 27 - July 2 Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
Optional Cuba Field Study
July 3 Session II courses begin
July 7 - 8 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfalls
July 9 Field trip—Irazu Volcano, Cartago, and Valle de Orosi
July 20 Session II courses end
Session II final examinations
Program end date
July 21 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* * Summer Session I & II students may select either tour date. Both Southern Costa Rica Tours are identical.

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): Open

Summer I & II (8 weeks): Open

Summer II (3 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



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