Skip to main content

Heredia Calendars – 2020 Summer Session II

Program Deadlines

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

Program Dates

July 3, 2020 Departure from the US (for those on the optional Tropical Biodiversity Tour)
July 4 - 9 Optional Tropical Biodiversity Tour
July 10 Departure from the US (for those not on the optional Tropical Biodiversity Tour)
July 10 Arrival in Heredia before 11:45 pm (all students)
July 10 Move into housing
July 11 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
July 13 Courses begin
July 14 Heredia city tour (after classes)
July 16 San José city tour
July 17 - 18 Rainforest Overnight Tour
July 19 Field trip—Irazú Volcano, Cartago, and Valle de Orosi
July 30 Courses end
July 31 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


English | Spanish

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information