Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Program Calendars

Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 22 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 12, 2018 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
January 13 Puntarenas city tour
January 14 Mandatory orientation (begins at 2 pm)
January 15 Courses begin
January 27 Field trip—Tortuga Island
March 5 - 10 Optional Cuba Field Study*
Optional Northern Costa Rica and Southern Nicaragua Tour*
March 26 - 31 Spring break
April 13 - 14 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and Hanging Bridges
May 1 National holiday—no classes
May 9 Courses end
May 10 Final examinations
Program end date
May 11 Move out of 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.