Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Fees & Deadlines

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2016-17 Yearlong

USAC is a non-profit organization that provides quality, affordable study abroad programs. Our programs give students flexibility and control in selecting options that impact program cost; try our interactive budget sheet to estimate how you can budget and economize.

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    See the Money Matters section for more financial information, including help with financing and scholarship resources.

    Program Fee Includes:

    • tuition and fees
    • USAC prearranged housing placement service
    • personalized pre-departure advising
    • immigration visa guidance
    • parental support and advisement
    • scholarship advising and assistance
    • transcript assistance
    • student health insurance
    • airport pick-up for those on group flight
    • USAC mandatory orientation in Puntarenas
    • host university student ID card
    • 24-hour local emergency staff support
    • program-organized field trips
    • local travel resources, tips, and suggestions
    • volunteer opportunities
    Program Deadlines
    September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
    April 15, 2016 Fall Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
    June 15 Application Deadline
    July 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline
    July 31 Fall Cancellation Deadline
    September 1 Spring Position Hold Payment Due/Refund Deadline
    December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
    January 1, 2017 Spring Cancellation Deadline

    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.

    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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