Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2017 Summer Session II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
May 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
June 25, 2017 Departure from the US (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study or Southern Costa Rica Tour)
Move into housing (for those on the optional Southern Costa Rica Tour)
Overnight in orientation hotel (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
June 26 Orientation in Heredia (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
June 27 - July 2 Optional Cuba Field Study
Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour (for Session II students only)
July 2 Departure from the US (for those not on the optional Cuba Field Study or Southern Costa Rica Tour)
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
July 3 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
Courses begin
July 6 San José city tour
July 8 Field trip—Jaco Beach Surf Trip
July 14 - 15 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
July 25 Guanacaste Day—no classes
August 2 Courses end
August 3 Final examinations
Program end date
August 4 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

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 (10 weeks): Open

Summer II (5 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

January 2018: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



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