Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Puntarenas Calendars - 2019 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2018 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 11, 2019 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
January 12 Puntarenas city tour
January 13 Mandatory orientation
January 14 Courses begin
January 25 Field trip—Tortuga Island
March 1 - 6 Optional Cuba Field Study*
March 3 - 9 Optional Southern Costa Rica and Panama Tour*
March 29 - 30 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and Hanging Bridges
April 15 - 21 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 Courses end
May 9 Final examinations
Program end date
May 10 Move out of program housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* *All tours and field studies are 7 days and 6 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.