Puntarenas, Costa Rica
USAC
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Puntarenas Calendars - 2018 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 17, 2018 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
August 18 Puntarenas city tour
August 19 Mandatory orientation
August 20 Courses begin
August 31 Field trip—Tortuga Island
September 15 Independence holiday—no classes
October 12 Culture Day—no classes
October 15 - 20 Optional Caribbean and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
Optional Cuba Field Study*
November 2 - 3 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
November 22 - 23 Thanksgiving holiday—no classes
December 5 Courses end
December 6 Final examinations
Program end date
December 7 Move out of program housing
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.