Santiago, Chile
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Santiago Calendars - 2018-19 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is Non-Refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 14, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 15 Arrival in Santiago
Move into housing
August 15 - 17 Mandatory orientation (begins at 11 am)
Santiago city tour
August 17 Registration for visa and Chilean ID
August 20 Fall courses begin
September 7 Field trip—Viña del Mar and Concón
September 17 - 19 Independence Day Holiday — no classes
October 5 Field trip—Ocoa Valley
October 15 Encuentro de Dos Mundos—no classes
October 26 - 30 Optional Northern Chile Tour/Field Study
October 26 - November 4 Fall Break - No Classes
December 5 Fall courses end
December 6 - 7 Fall final examinations
January 14, 2019 Spring courses begin
January 25 Field trip—Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
February 7 Field trip—Pomaire
March 9 - 13 Optional Southern Chile Tour/Field Study
March 11 - 15 Spring break
April 19 Holiday--no classes
April 30 Spring courses end
May 1 Holiday - no classes
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.