San Ramón, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

San Ramón, Costa Rica | 2017 Summer Session I

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
Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
May 19, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in San Ramón (all students)
Move into housing
May 20 Mandatory orientation (begins at 2 pm)
May 22 Courses begin
May 23 San José city tour
May 26 - 27 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall
May 28 Field trip—Jaco Beach Surf Trip
June 21 Courses end
June 22 Final examinations
Program end date (for those not on the optional Cuba Field Study or Southern Costa Rica Tour)
June 23 Move out of housing (except those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
June 23 - 29 Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour (for Session I students only)
June 26 Move out of housing (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
Orientation in Heredia (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
June 27 - July 2 Optional Cuba Field Study
June 30 Program end date (for those on the optional Southern Costa Rica Tour)
July 3 Program end date (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
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

Fall and Yearlong: Open for late application

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



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