Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica

Calendars: 2018 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
April 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
Summer 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
May 15 Summer 2 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
May 25, 2018 Departure from the US
Arrival in Heredia before 11:45 pm
Move into housing
May 26 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
May 27 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
May 28 Session I courses begin
Heredia city tour
May 31 San José city tour
June 1 - 2 Overnight field trip—Punta Leona Beach
June 27 Session I courses end
June 28 Session I final examinations
June 29 - July 4 Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
July 2 Orientation in Heredia for those on optional Cuba Field Study
July 3 - 8 Optional Cuba Field Study
Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
July 9 Session II courses begin
July 13 - 14 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfalls
July 15 Field trip—Irazú Volcano, Cartago, and Valle de Orosi
July 25 Holiday — Anexión del Partido de Nicoya
July 26 Session II courses end
July 27 Session II final examinations
Program end date
July 28 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* Summer Session I & II students may select either tour date. Both Southern Costa Rica Tours are identical.

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.