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Heredia Calendars – 2020 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
April 1, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Summer I & II $500 Confirmation Deposit is Non-Refundable
May 1 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
May 1 Summer I Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
June 1 Summer II Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

May 29, 2020 Departure from the US
May 29 Arrival in Heredia before 11:45 pm
May 29 Move into housing
May 30 Mandatory orientation (begins at 9 am)
May 31 Field trip—Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
June 1 Session I courses begin
June 2 Heredia city tour (after classes)
June 4 San José city tour
June 5 - 6 Overnight field trip—Punta Leona Beach (after classes)
July 1 Session I courses end
July 2 Session I final examinations
July 4 - 9 Optional Tropical Biodiversity Tour
July 13 Session II courses begin
July 17 - 18 Rainforest Overnight Tour
July 19 Field trip—Irazú Volcano, Cartago, and Valle de Orosi
July 30 Session II courses end
July 31 Session II final examinations
July 31 Program end date
August 1 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


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