Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Program Calendars

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
January 1, 2017 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 20, 2017 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
January 22 City tour
Mandatory orientation
January 23 Courses begin
January 28 Field trip—Tortuga Island
March 6 - 11 Optional Cuba Field Study*
Optional Northern Costa Rica and Southern Nicaragua Tour*
April 10 - 14 Spring break
April 22 - 23 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
May 10 Courses end
May 11 Final examinations
Program end date
May 12 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* *All optional 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.

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.