Puntarenas, Costa Rica
USAC
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Puntarenas Calendars - 2019 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2019 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 23, 2019 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
August 24 Puntarenas city tour
August 25 Mandatory orientation
August 26 Courses begin
September 7 Field trip—Tortuga Island
October 14 - 19 Optional Caribbean and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
Optional Cuba Field Study*
November 1 - 2 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
November 28 - 29 Thanksgiving holiday—no classes
December 11 Courses end
December 12 Final examinations
Program end date
December 13 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.