Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia Calendars - 2020 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2019 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 10, 2020 Departure from the US
Arrival in Heredia before 11:45 pm
Move into housing
January 11 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
January 12 Field trip—Irazú Volcano and Cartago
January 13 Courses begin
January 14 Heredia city tour
January 16 San José city tour
February 29 - March 5 Optional Cuba Field Study*
March 3 - 8 Optional Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro Tour*
March 27 - 28 Overnight trip—La Fortuna Waterfall and Hot Springs
April 6 - 10 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day - no classes
May 6 Courses end
May 7 Final examinations
Program end date
May 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.