Heredia, Costa Rica
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Program Calendars

Heredia, Costa Rica | 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
July 28 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 22 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 18, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in Heredia (all students)
Move into housing
August 19 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
August 21 Fall courses begin
Heredia city tour
August 22 San José city tour
August 26 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls
September 15 Independence holiday—no classes
September 30 - October 5 Optional Cuba Field Study*
October 3 - 8 Optional Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
October 12 Culture Day—no classes
October 27 - 28 Field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
November 23 - 24 Thanksgiving holiday—no classes
December 6 Fall courses end
December 7 Fall final examinations
January 14, 2018 Field trip—Irazú Volcano and Cartago
January 15 Spring courses begin
Heredia city tour
January 16 San José city tour
March 3 - 8 Optional Cuba Field Study*
March 6 - 11 Optional Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
March 24 - April 1 Spring break
April 6 - 7 Overnight trip—La Fortuna Waterfall and Hot Springs
April 20 - 21 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano
May 1 Labor day holiday
May 9 Spring courses end
May 10 Spring final examinations
Program end date
May 11 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* *All tours and field studies are 6 days and 5 nights during the weeks indicated, pending final reservations. Final dates are confirmed upon arrival.

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.