Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Program Calendars

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2017 January Session

Program Deadlines
January 15, 2016 Early Admission Period Begins
October 1 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
December 26, 2016 Departure from US on optional group flight
Arrival in Costa Rica
Move into housing
December 27 Mandatory orientation at 8 am
Courses begin
January 6 - 7, 2017 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
January 13 Courses end
Final examinations
Program end date
January 14 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.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.