Santiago, Chile

Program Calendars

Santiago, Chile | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 2 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 14 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 22, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 23 Arrival in Santiago
Mandatory orientation (begins at 11 am)
Move into housing
August 24 Mandatory orientation continues
Tour of Santiago
August 25 Mandatory orientation continues
Registration for visa and Chilean ID
August 28 Fall courses begin
September 8 Field trip—Viña del Mar and Concón
September 18 - 19 Independence Day Holiday — no classes
September 29 Field trip—Ocoa Valley
October 9 Día de la Raza—no classes
October 20 - 24 Optional Northern Chile Tour/Field Study
October 20 - 29 Fall Break
November 1 All Saints’ Day - no classes
December 8 Feast of Conception Holiday – no classes
December 12 Fall courses end
December 13 - 14 Fall final examinations
January 15, 2018 Spring courses begin
January 16 City Holiday - No Classes
January 26 Field trip—Pomaire and Isla Negra
March 2 Field trip—Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
March 23 - 27 Optional Southern Chile Tour/Field Study
March 23 - April 1 Spring break
April 30 Courses end
May 2 - 3 Spring final examinations
Program end date coincides with last day of final exams
May 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. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.