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Heredia Calendars – 2022 Spring Accelerated

Program Deadlines

November 1, 2021 $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
November 1 Application Deadline (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

January 7, 2022 Departure from the US
January 7 Arrival in Heredia before 11:45 pm
January 7 Move into housing
January 8 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8:45 am)
January 10 Courses begin
January 11 Heredia city tour (after class)
January 13 San José city tour (after class)
January 15 Field trip—Irazú Volcano and Cartago
February 25 - 26 Overnight trip—La Fortuna Waterfall and Hot Springs
March 22 - 23 Final examinations
March 23 Accelerated Program end date (for those not on Optional Tour)
March 24 Move out of housing (for those not on Optional Tour)
March 27 - April 1 Optional Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro Tour*
April 1 Program end date (for those on the Optional Tour)
April 2 Move out of housing (for those on Optional Tour)
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.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open for late applications

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring/Spring Accelerated: Opens 9/1


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish

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