Heredia, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

Heredia, Costa Rica | 2017 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Balance Due Deadline
July 28 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 Courses begin
Heredia city tour
August 22 San José city tour
August 26 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls
September 15 Independence Day 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 Courses end
December 7 Final examinations
Program end date
December 8 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.