Puntarenas, Costa Rica
USAC
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Program Calendars

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2017 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Balance Due Deadline
July 28 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 18, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
August 19 Puntarenas city tour
August 20 Mandatory orientation (begins at 2 pm)
August 21 Courses begin
September 2 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls
September 15 Independence Day—no classes
October 12 Culture Day—no classes
October 16 - 21 Optional Caribbean and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
Optional Cuba Field Study*
November 3 - 4 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
November 23 - 24 Thanksgiving holiday—no classes
December 6 Courses end
December 7 Final examinations
Program end date
December 8 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

January 2018: Open

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (5 weeks)

Summer I & II (10 weeks)

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

60

Instruction

English | Spanish